Yesterday, while I was trying to get my young pupil to write down the numbers in English, he kept on playing with his Lego. This kid just don't know how lucky he is, that there are people whom his mother hire just to teach him anything he needs or wants to learn. He has a personal trainer who comes 2-3 times a week (he is rather overweight) , English tutor (that's me :) ), and a maths and Hungarian language tutor who comes a few times a week. Last time he even had somebody to come and teach him to draw. He's mom even promised him that she'd get him a new latest thin Toshiba laptop, a nice handphone if he is first in school. If I were him, I'd study hard for that. But knowing his mom, I think he would still get them even if he didn't become first in School. :P
So, getting back to when I was asking him to write, he actually refused to pick up the pencil and write. I usually would have threatened him, that I would tell his mom if he doesn't learn. He is totally not afraid of me. Though I am not small sized but if he throws himself on me, I wouldn't be able to push him away. No kidding. So instead of threat, I told him, "If you don't want to write it is up to you. You want to be smart or stupid, it is up to you. It's not my problem. When the time comes I just go back home. If you think you want to be smart you know what you should do." Something like that. But that did the job. He actually picked up the pencil and wrote down everything in less than 10 minutes. That was a record, the last time I needed him to write 6 simple words, it took me half an hour to make him finish. I was never known to be a patient person. I get irritated quite easily a times, but somehow I noticed that nowadays I handle things a little bit better than usual. :P I tricked my daughter a lot to get her to do what I want. LOL Perhaps that is what becoming older means. Just glad that being patient works. :D However, I think he is actually a nice boy that's why he listened in the end.
Anyway, I check the Hungarian websites for properties to rent everyday now. I learn new Hungarian words just by checking them. :) So having to move does have it side advantage. Soon I will have to look for movers. I wish they have something like the auto insurance quotes website where you can just find all the movers including their price quotations just by providing few simple info. In Hungary, I wouldn't be surprised if there isn't but would feel the other way round if someone tells me there is. LOL