I ended my practicum last Friday. However, I went back on Monday and today to help out as volunteer because there was not enough hand due to some staffs taking emergency leaves.
During the practicum period, I encountered many interesting events especially those related to children. You know children always say the darndest thing or do some cute, funny or irritating acts that can either make an adult laugh or gone nuts.
Today, I saw and heard something from a 4 years old boy to a 4 years old girl. In the place I’m doing my practicum, boys and girls share the same toilet, just like how we share the toilet at home. The little boy lifted up the toilet seat and urinated. Then a little girl went in wanted to use the toilet but she couldn’t because the little boy was using it. She waited for her turn at the door.
Then I suddenly heard this, “E, I put the toilet seat down already, you can use it now.” He was putting down the toilet seat at the same time.
Honestly, I was a bit stunned with that act. As I know, for more than 2 months, I don’t think I saw or noticed such act, the boys put down the toilet seat for the girls to use. I’m not so sure he’s trained by the school to do this or from home. It doesn’t matter really, good habits have to start young be it from home or from school but home is always the first school for the children. Parents definitely play an important role. This is something we cannot deny.
This leads me to another point.
See how some couples got into argument just because of toilet seat issue. Even the little boy know when to lift or put down the toilet seat, what’s more for the adults. Then again, I don’t mean that all the men must do that, I really don’t care whether they put the toilet seat down or not, I can always do it myself if I need to. What’s the point of arguing about this petty issue right?
Anyway, I’m really impressed with what the 4 four years old boy did today. How about you? Are you impressed?