My daughter got so excited to join the Kids Bazaar organized by a group of friends.
Few days before the event, she got excited and even design her own bracelets.
I asked her to gathered whatever bracelets and key chains that we did before to add into to her collections of items to sell at the Kids Bazaar.
They were so excited for the event, they woke up and got ready early for the event. My son doesn’t want to missed out, he supposedly attending his weekly kololo training in Seri Mengasih but i thought this is a good social skill training.
Once we reach the venue, set up their so called booth, combined with her friends the items they are selling. I teach them how to do inventory list, preparing their petty cash, listing down quantity and price of items.
Waiting For Customers
They were waiting.. and waiting anxiously .. i can hear them talking to each other “come lets see what they are selling”..”ada jual food” they were busy talking, so i decided to walk around with Sean. Sean bought foods.. yay! spaghetti for breakfast.
No Business Owner! No Customers!
Coming back from our shopping spree with Sean. Surprise! there is nobody at the booth ! what!? I decided to find and remind them their duty and responsibility.
I asked Sean to be the ‘tauke’ for the day. Don’t he look like one nice taukeh? Enjoying his food while waiting for customer to come… aah i know he can handle customers… he is too friendly 🙂
In Search For The Girls…
As i was walking… taraa! found these girls.. wandering around excitedly..forgotten about that they are too running a business at that same moment.
Wait! ..lets see where they were up to ..
Aha!… foods.. spaghetti.. how can you resist the foods and the team with good marketing strategy. “get your spaghetti here! come! come!
Look at the smile …patiently waiting for customers.
No one can resist this cute boy.. only rm1 for a cupcake.. do your own design…everybody loves it.
Wait… there are not back yet.. they are going somewhere else.. and there i was looking from far for their next destination.
They were approached by a pretty girl “hi, would you like to take a photograph? … its free”
Photo booth by runs by Maya.
They did not missed out the face painting… its fun to see them walking around doing inspection from one booth to another.
Back to Business!
Whenever people come to the booth i walk away.. i look and listen how the communicate with their customers (big and small).
They were so inspired by how other kids promoting their business, so they decided to do their own marketing strategy, walking around with their place cards while one of them attend customer at their booth.
They look nervous attending their first customer but after awhile.. they gets better. Even my son started calling people to buy “come beli”! beli!
The Last Customer
There are some negotiations going on… Lona didn’t have enough money.. she only got rm4 but the bracelet cost rm5. “What do you do Lona”, asked her mum. Okay.. because she is so cute.. not only Chrissa gives her discount.. she gave her free key chain. Probably its her way of her marketing strategy and because she was the last customer before we ‘tutup kedai’ close their booth and packed their things.
The Best Day Ever!
Whenever my daughter says.. ‘The Best Day Ever’ she really mean it.. they had great fun, i did too.. we all had great time. I cant describe how awesome that day was. There were music, bubbles, kids running the booths..kids running around.. kids playing games, its full of laughter and happiness.
We have our tummy full of foods, from cotton candy.. spaghetti, cupcakes.. drinks. Had fun with the games and lots of prices. We met new old and make new friends. Oh its the feeling of satisfaction. I might have forgotten some details.. but if you were there, then you know what i meant.
We are so blessed and glad to be part of the Kids Bazaar. Kids learn a lot from it, from communication, marketing, handling money. It shows that learning does not need to be stressful but fun and enjoyable.
Being a mother never being easy but i enjoy every moment of it. There were times i feel lost and depress when things don’t seems to be right. But after trial and error, i managed to understand how its done. I managed to play my responsibility as a strict (okay no too strict), smart (with kids these days), understanding and full of sense humor (you don’t want to be crazy, you need lots of laughter).
My son was so hyperactive, but as he grow, he progress better each day, more calm and easier to manage. I can’t imagine how i go through with his action, that could be a reason for i being slim always. Wonderful to hear his progress in his piano lesson and need to learn more instrument musicians friend.
My daughter at the other hand are so talkative, she can talk like forever..nonstop. She can win Guiness Award for nonstop talking… i bet..hahaha. She reminds me of myself when i was young, i can’t imagine how my parents handle me. She is so drama queen, lucky that i am more drama queen than her, but this smart girl can read me, my emotions and when i lie to her.
I am not great mother, far to be perfect. My daughter said to me “you are the best mother” well that phrase when i did something good i think.. she even call me ‘silly mum’, i think that is a compliment and i also get ‘you are so mean’. Well, i don’t blame her, i don’t blame my son, sometimes i look at them as our reflection.
If i could i will teach my children everything about life before they even reach that path but at times, my children already taught me few lesson. I remember a day when me and my husband raise voice at each other, my daughter stood up and said “can you both stop it, don’t try to win.. i wish my hyppo (her soft doll pet) alive so hyppo will understand what i am saying”… i learn my lesson well that day.
Their behaviors the negative and positive sometimes looks like what me and my husband did. We are indeed their mirror, that is hard, its hard to be kind sometimes, isn’t it? Relatives and friends’ comments and advice can be helpful but sometimes the only person know about your children is only you. The only person who understand your children is only you and the only person who wants you, are your children.
Be a good mirror and they will be a good reflection. Good bless!
I am happy to hear from my son’s music class that he is improving in his piano lesson. What to expect next? I am not sure but what i want is for him to enjoy what he is learning. So far, he is enjoying the lesson and he loves dancing.
Now that i know his passion is on music, i will let him learn music as much as he can. Music is also education and who knows he will play for an orchestra or in a concert. Probably he will be an Artist, singer or song writer.. who knows.
My daughter said to me “mummy, i think Sean can have her own studio next time”. She begin imagining how the studio looks like to the details of what type and color of the recording studio furniture be like.
It is good to dream and for my children, i will always pray and hope God will always show the way.