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I was conducting a chinese ink painting class for these 5-year-old kids. All of the kids had their smock aprons worn properly except this little girl, Alexa. Well, maybe she was just idle and not in the mood to draw or paint. Worried that the class might be overrun as I have another class to make after this, I had to help her put on the apron and had the velcro fastened quickly and nicely in front of her chest.
After my demonstration, all of them (but Alexa again) begun to play with the colours on the rice papers.
I was anxious and asking why she was sitting silently on her chair and staring at the blank paper. Here's her reply, "Teacher, how can i draw as I was tied by you to the chair?"
Oh my goodness! How careless I was. I had made her immobile by tying her whole body and the chair together with velcro.
Embarassed and guilty, I quickly unfastened the velcro and apologised to her... She might have wondered why she was tied to the chair. And I might say it's not her day today. To run into such a muddle-headed teacher like me...
Posted by Owl Eng at 9:41 PM