So I thought ok, they must be very bright. Until one incident where we headed to one of my classmates' house to work on a project and the mum commented innocently on how tired we must be with the exams as her daughter has been cramming through the nights for a few weeks. Lol.
Then there's another group of classmates who would never share notes citing that their handwriting is more like a scrawl and hardly legible but these are the same people who try very hard to peer at your notes, at the corner of their eyes, wondering why you have do much to write about when they did not scribble half as much. *evil grin*
Honestly I thought that would be the last of such petty kiasu-ism when I graduated. And THEN, I became a mum.
Wow, once you are one, you are suddenly being judged / watched / critiqued on what and how much your child does, how you raise your child and what your child can accomplish. From the friendly girlfriends you once knew, the heat is on and I suddenly find myself being able to define, very clearly, the difference between friends and acquaintances.
Need a hand? Here's some tell tale signs. :)
1) The strategic PV mums
2) The smoke screen mums
3) The non committal "if-I-were-to-share-too-much-my-kid-would-lose-out" mums
So on this Monday of a new week, my goal is to still stay sane, relatively unfussed with all these "competition" in this parenting jungle and motivated to just be the best fun mum that I can be for Dumpling. :)