Rockstarism #250 – Sometimes, Mums Aren’t Very Smart

#250 Oh, the things us Mums must put up with...

So we're currently dabbling in the world education games, and once, early on in a practice session, we actually came up against one of Rockstar's friends. Now, we know this kid is good at math. But he appeared to exit the session abruptly one morning. It was before school, and I thought like when my laptop hangs, he'd also hung up or maybe gone to catch the school bus like we also had to do, but at some point Rockstar would tell me they discussed the round they were in together.....

Rockstar: I saw (friend) and he says he saw me online too!

Me: That is SO cool, thousands and thousands of kids online and you two actually meet each other in a game <Rockstar nods enthusiastically>

Rockstar: He says he knocked out - that was a knock out. You get knocked out if you get 3 wrong answers.

Me: Oh really? Are you sure?

Rockstar: Yeah. He says he knocked out because his mum was helping. Sometimes, Mums aren't very smart.

Me: (?! Obviously KO-because-mum-helping is also a bit suspicious, more like just not playing the round seriously) "Sometimes, Mums aren't very smart"?! He said that bit or is that you?

Rockstar: That's me, I'm saying. Sometimes Mums aren't very smart.

Me: Oh, really. And you reached this excellent deduction, how? 

Rockstar: <apparently unfazed by my tone> You can see them everywhere. You see Mums around everywhere, and they can really be, well, not smart. <shrugs> 

Me: You are aware you are saying this to your mother?

Rockstar: <apparently having not heard me> Sometimes, the things Mums do... Tsk... <shaking head>


(Rockstar throws back his head and laughs)

Apparently sheepish offspring of someone who is sometimes not smart


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About Aileen

I blog about living and raising my son in Hong Kong - where toddlers have entrance interviews, parents keep test score spreadsheets, private school debentures can trade for more than half a million USD. Raising Rockstar's the most important thing I'll ever do. We show our true colors by the choices we make in bringing up our children. My blog is a message to my toddler son, about what the world and his parents are like today - for when he becomes a teenager and knows everything.
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  • jessie

    cheeky smart little fella

    • Aileen

      The way these kids discuss things these days… humph

      • Jessie

        Yes with the influences of society nowadays, we have to pray harder for them. Not easy to bring up the kids 🙂

      • Aileen

        Totally agree. Especially with social media. Our pastor once told the congregation his eldest (now college-age) daughter used to make a lot of noise about the PC being out in the living room as she wanted one in her room… They always said no, which caused a lot of fights, because they wanted to be able to monitor everything she was on…

  • mun

    I think Rockstar is teasing you there. 🙂

    • Aileen

      Guess so but sometimes he’s so deadpan I also cannot tell…