Last month I saw my son dancing, I can only see few steps and he just keeps on repeating those steps over and over. I had an idea that they will perform in Linggo ng Wika and I was really eager to watch him dance because that would be his first performance.
I was excited but at the same time nervous because whenever my son practices at home, I can only see two steps so when I watched their two days rehearsal I was shocked because my son dances from start to finish. (marami naman pa lang steps) hehe!
I’m very proud watching him because I never knew that he would dance in front of many people. I always thought that he is shy because he rarely participates in birthday party games, sometimes he will participate but most of the time he will just sit beside us.
Now I can see that he really enjoys school and in spite of what happened before and during the presentation, he still dance and finish it with a smile. I’m very proud of him.
I wanted to upload the video of his dance but before and during the presentation one of his classmates hit my son using their props “salakot”, not once but thrice. I had pictures and video of it and I was hurt and humiliated witnessing that and I was afraid that my son will no longer dance but after few minutes, he continued dancing, the show must go on. That is why I’m very proud of him. Good thing that they remove the kid in the stage because the boy keeps on hitting his classmates.
I already talked to his teacher a while ago regarding the incident because I’m really bothered if this is the scenario inside their class. I don’t want my son to be bullied by other kids and I don’t want to raise a bully kid. So right now, I’m teaching my son to stay away from his aggressive classmate and if that happens again, tell his classmate that “hitting is not good”. I don’t want him to fight back but I want him to learn to stand up for his rights because I’m afraid that his ego and self-worth might be affected.