Hasya and Hilman had just finished their Final Exams today, and it's so nice to see the two of them fooling around again after a rigourous week of studying and revising. Even though Hasya always bosses Hilman around, they really get on very well with each other. And I just love to hear them joke and laugh together. Both of them have very infectious laughters, especially Hilman.
The two of them were supposed to return all their Buku Pinjaman tomorrow. However, without me knowing, Hilman had returned ALL his books to his class teacher just now. I had wanted to check his books before returning them - just to make sure that they still look like books after being in Hilman's possession for nearly a year. But, I guess there's no need for that now. Or maybe, I should just go and see his teacher tomorrow? If the books that he returned today look like belacan, it's only right that we should replace them with new ones so that the recipients for next year would not be turned off reading just by looking at them!
As expected, Hasya's books are just immaculate. Too immaculate in fact - macam tak pernah dibaca! Hehehe...But, I know that she did read them. She's the type who would not open her books fully when she reads them, just so that she would not crease the spine. That's Hasya for you. Tahan tu - dok 'mengintai' the pages everytime she reads her books. She has set all her buku pinjaman aside just now, and insisted on tying them up with a string before returning them to the school tomorrow. Mana lah nak cari tali rafia malam ni? But, Hasya being Hasya, she needs the string TONIGHT. Like NOW. Sigh...
Besides the textbooks business, there are also a few forms which we need to fill in and return to their class teachers by tomorrow. One is the Borang Naik Darjah, and the other one is Borang Tempahan Baju Pengawas for Hilman.
Yup - my dear boy is going to be a prefect next year.
We could not believe it at first when he came back a couple of weeks ago telling us the news.
It was like -
Hilman : Mommy, I'm going to be a prefect next year, Mommy.
Me : Awwwhhh...Congratulations, Hilman! But, are you sure? Or are you just being nominated ajer?
Hilman : Errr...I dunno..(typical of him! Hehehe!)
Me : Can you find out for sure, please?
Hasya : Mommy, for Std. Three prefects, they don't have to go for the interview lah, Mommy. Usually, if the teachers nominate the students, they terus jadi pengawas.
Me : Hmmm...are you sure?
Hasya : Ya lah, Mommy. But, I can't believe Hilman can jadi pengawas, lah Mommy.
Mommy : Why not?
Hasya : He's like a baby and not garang at all!
(Hasya is a prefect, and a VERY garang one at that! Hehehe!)
Hilman : Kak Ngah, I'm not a baby!!!
Hasya : Well, sometimes you act like one!
Hilman : KAK NGAH!!!
Hanna : Hilman, do you know what you're supposed to do as a pengawas?
Hilman : I jaga kelas lah. If the pupils are noisy, I marah and write their names lah.
Hanna : Aiyooo...Cannot imagine Hilman marah la, Mommy!!
Hasya : Ya la...like baby only!
Hilman : KAK NGAH!!!
Me : Okay, okay...that's enough. Hilman, what did your teacher tell you?
Hilman : That I jadi pengawas la next year.
Me : I'm so proud of you, Hilman. Hmmmmm, how do you feel about the whole thing? How did you feel when your teacher told you?
Hilman : I had tears in my eyes, Mommy...
Me : Hah?! Tears??!! Why, Hilman?!
Hilman : Tears of joy, Mommy...
(And Hanna and Hasya just burst out laughing! Trust the sisters to do that...)
And when he told his Ayah the news later that night, Ayah's first reaction was -
Ayah : Hah??!! Are you sure, Hilman? (while looking at me, trying to get confirmation, before, hugging Hilman and continuing -) Congrats, Hilman! I'm so proud of you!
Hilman : (Dengan selambanya) I know. (Hehehe!)
Anyway, so tomorrow, the tailor will be going to the school to get the measurements for the uniforms, and Hilman needs to pay RM171/= which covers 1 long-sleeve blue shirt, 2 short-sleeved blue shirt, 2 vests and 1 T-Shirt Pengawas. Itu tak masuk lagi his school trousers (he needs at least 3 pairs!) and kasut hitam (2 pairs). And he doesn't need to order/get the Pengawas tie, as Hasya has two. She doesn't need them for next year. She'll be in Std. 4 - most junior in the morning session, so, she won't be a prefect anymore. And I think I still have Hanna's primary school prefect ties lying somewhere in the house.
My only worry now is - by the end of the school holidays, takut Hilman dah outgrew the prefect uniforms to be measured esok ni... At the rate he's going (with his frequent friendly visits to the fridge, and all) ada chance tak muat nanti...
Hilman, even though your Kak Long and Kak Ngah have been teasing you, WE (Mommy, Ayah AND your sisters) are very confident that you'll be a very good prefect, okay? Just that, maybe it's not a good idea to write down EVERYBODY's name in your little black book, for even the slightest rule-bending and rule-breaking, okay? :)
You can do it, Hilman.
YES, YOU CAN :)