Friday, January 29, 2010

Rumour In School

Thank you so much for your well wishes. Jie jie has fully recovered already. But the inevitable happened. Didi was infected as well. He's recovering now and like jie jie, he has throat ulcers and blisters in the mouth, but no rashes on his hands and legs. I'm so so so thankful their infection was a mild one, without any problems in eating and drinking. *phew* At the same time, his left eardrum was a bit red (possibly ear infection) so the doctor prescribed antibiotics. With antibiotics and ear drops, he didn't suffer any ear pain.

Jie jie was back to school on Wednesday. I called up the clinic to check on Monday. Although her throat doesn't really hurt anymore, the doctor advised that she should stay home for another 2 more days.

Yesterday on the way home, she told me her classmates are talking about hantu (ghost) in the toilet. So she's afraid to go to the toilet. *sigh* The description of the hantu :
。has 3 hands, 2 legs and 1 eye [sounds more like a monster, no?]
。wears white shirt and pants
。vomits milk (coz everything has to be white wor) [I can't help but LOL :D]

Our explanations and suggestion :
Hantu doesn't come out in the day time. Coz it'll melt. [Hard to explain vapourise to her]
。Maybe her friend is just being naughty, trying to scare everyone.
。Believe us, her parents, instead of her naughty classmate.
。Get a friend to accompany her to the toilet, if she's really scared.

Our explanations didn't help much. She said it's in her mind already and she can't stop thinking about it, although she wanted so much to believe us.

So when I sent her to school today, I brought her to the toilet and showed her there's nothing to be afraid of. Hoping she'd be able to overcome the fear. It's just not possible to avoid the toilet for so many hours.

When I fetched her back just now, she gave me good news. She said she's not afraid anymore. She went to the toilet a few times and there's no hantu there. What a relief!

19 comments:

Oliveoylz said...

Oh yeah, we had our fair share of ghost stories during our schooling days too...school and ghost stories comes hand in hand don't they? haha. Good that your post serves as a warning to what I may expect to encounter sometime soon with my boy. We shall see when, haha! Thank goodness both kiddos had mild case only. Get well quickly CE!

Lemonjude said...

Great that she takes your advice and prove to her that it doesn't have ghost there..else she tahan pee for hours in school.

Uncle Lee said...

Hi Slavemom, ha ha, kids have very strong, vivid imaginations.
But good for she's got over it.
You keep well, have a nice day, Lee.

andrewjune said...

oh poor CE...hope he gets well soon...nice to know XY has recovered :)
believe it or not...hahaha, i used to be one of them who are afraid to go to the toilet...hahaha...
so many toilets at a row and sometimes the lights were not working properly...so it does looks scary at times hahaha...

Mummy Gwen said...

Glad to hear the kids are recovering.

XY is such a brave little girl. She is not afraid of hantu anymore. Maybe go to the toilet together with her classmate next time.

Health Freak Mommy said...

Hahahahaha, reading this post reminds me of my time in primary and secondary school where there were so much rumours on ghosts - all types of ghosts. I still remember someone made up the story on this 'kum kum' ghost that appeared in the toilet too, hahaha!

BabyBooned said...

urghh how i dread hearing the hantu and monster stories coming out of the mouths of our kids! heh.. i think its because i remember too well how our parents used to give us all those bull reasonings also and it never worked to heal the fears :p i'm really glad xy is such a brave girl!

Mummy Moon said...

By now Didi is fully recover rite?
If happen some one teld me there is ghost in the toilet, sure i will chicken out. Lucky you brought he rto the toilet and proof to her there is no ghost in the toilet. Now she no more scare

Babysmooches said...

hehe.. I remember my times in school too, about the toyols and pontianaks and orang bunians.

jacss said...

alamak...hantu hantu :D
can't believe kids nowadays, really creative ehh...shake head!! lucky thou that yr girl got over with the scare quite fast!!

michelle@mybabybay said...

This brings back memory. I have the same rumor in my school when I was in primary. So me and my friends go to toilet together. We even take our rulers with us to hit them if we see one.

Anggie's Journal said...

i m same as June also .. i used to afraid to go to school toilet, cos is far and dark ... people in school been gossiping abt "hantu" .hahhahahahha LOL ..aiii.. i think this is very normal in Primary school .. but is GOOD that u bring her to toilet and explain to her :P

Irene said...

gosh, this reminds me during my primary skool. eeeeeeeeeesh! once during stay back, i gotta go pee, i was so skeeeed i was trembling ok! eeeeeeeek!

calivy said...

same here with Wyson, he also few days didnt go to kindy liao, having fever, ulcers and blisters in the mouth. Luckily no rashes, but he didnt have appetite to eat and drink. Pity him, crying everytime wanna feed him med.

Hope CE get well soon and both of them can go back to kindy...

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

That's the most scariest thing to hear..."hantu" in school. No wonder jie jie is so scared.

Hope CE will recover soon.

wen said...

phew!!! i wldnt know how to explain to my kids.. and who is that naughty kids to told this hantu story..

BoeyJoey said...

Reminds me of my school days where my friends too said there were hantu in the toilet. Can't help that the toilet is all dingy and dark.

Great that she overcame her fear... she's a very brave child :-)

jazzmint said...

haha...hantu vomit milk LOL..I like that :P. Eh, this hantu story, last time I in school also kena before. Great that she has overcome the fear. BTW, check out your email, we've got a special for you fr 2PIX :)

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