The other day I went on leave to attend Fei’s Story Telling Competition at her school. Sadly, she did not win. She was very upset about it and she cried when she saw me waved at her. She quickly ran towards me and said she wanted the golden trophy. We have been reassuring her from the start that even though she doesn’t win, that we are already proud of her for representing her class. We have been telling her that as long as she do her best, that is enough for us. Fei is a bit emotional when it comes to losing on a game or any contest. I hope that this is just a phase that she can quickly overcome. Sometimes it bothers me that she gets upset easily when losing even on small friendly games. Do you have this kind of feeling too? Any moms out there who has the same situation with me?
Also, the day before this competition, she represented her class for the Spelling Bee. The results I still have to find out from her teacher because Fei’s explanation was a bit confusing. I think their Spelling Bee contest is different from what I have thought. This week has been nerve racking for me as a parent. I think I was more pressured than her. Imagine to memorize so many words! I think I’ll pass out if I were at her place!