Every morning when i sent my boys to school, i will have a small talk with the teacher on the boys, how are they doing and are they naughty in the school. Sometime no report from the teachers means they are ok.
Last week when i sent them to school, suddenly my boys class teacher ask me " I don't know where your boy pick up this word." My heart skip a bit and think OMG! What my boys did again at school. Their teacher told me, the day before, she was away for a while and she overheard Cruz said "where is aunty Susan? Why so long one? She DIE already ar?" OMG OMG OMG!!! I don't know what to said when the teacher tell me this. I said..."hmmm..he (Cruz) might pick up this word from the cousins or we adults or the TV" Teacher ask "does he know what is the meaning of DIE?" I said " ya, "I think" he know what is DIE, but use at the wrong place and wrong time and wrong phase" :( The teacher didn't look very angry or sad, maybe she find it's "a bit funny"? After i go into the car i think back, i had a good laugh myself. *bad bad bad*!!!
Night time, before bed time, i talk to Cruz, I said "you cannot simply said people DIE, you know what is DIE? DIE is you forever or long long long time cannot see that person again or no more that person again and you cannot said your teacher DIE, ok?" He nodded his head and said "ok, but, aunty Susan go long long time no come back ma" I have to tell him again" that is not DIE, is not come back." Aiyooo...now everyday i have to remind him, cannot simply said people DIE ok? After i read Sasha's blog about her dog died, and how she explain to her boy, this morning i said the same things to Cruz again. I said "once a person died, we will put the person in a big box and buried under the "sand" so we no more see that person anymore" Cruz said"so we put some water on the sand?" He must be thinking playing sand at the beach. :(:( This will go no end, but i will try my very best to explain to him what is DIE.