Have you met the most honest person in the world? Well, kids can be pretty honest. Or it's safe to say they are the most straightforward creatures on earth. They express what they want and say what they saw. Haven't had any real life experience with honest kids? Here are some examples:
Mad Syah (my 5-year old little cousin) was in his kindergarten when Ustazah talked about 'pahala'. In that kindergarten, the first slot on Sundays and Mondays is for Islamic Education, while Iwa and I teach every Tuesday and Wednesday. We promised Mad Syah to bring him to his favorite gerai makan , called Mok Su Kedai Makan, that day. So, he's impatiently waiting for us to pick him up and had no will to study anymore.
Day 1 (Sunday)
Ustazah: Kalau kita mengaji Al-Quran, Allah bagi pahala.
Madsyah: Pahala?Mana pahala? (Nada memberontak sbb nsak sangat dah pegi kedai mok su)
Syabil (Another student): Pahala.. masuk dalam perut (sambil tunjuk perut dia)
Ustazah pon cume geleng kepala.
Ustazah still continued on pahala.
Ustazah: Pahala nih macam duit, boleh buat bekal dalam kubur esok-esok.
Madsyah: Dalam kubur mana ade kedai!
Ustazah geleng lagi...
Along said, if she were the ustazah, she would quit after the second day. Haha. But this ustazah is very persistent and patient. Dealing with small kids, she has 1001 ways to explain something to them. When one student asked, why don't we put the 'pengusung jenazah' in the grave, together with the dead body? I might go blank, but she funnily answered "Of course we can't do that. Someone wants to use it after this". If you were the ustazah, what will you answer then?