Getem-Getem


Getem-Getem

Getem-getem dalam bahasa Jawa adalah ekspresi menahan emosi sambil membeliakkan mata, serta mengatupkan gigi dan bibir. Biasanya paling sering dilakukan para ibu di pagi hari sejak anak-anak bangun pagi. Betul tidak?

Well, seperti biasa di rumah kami, semua anak wajib membereskan tempat tidur masing-masing, termasuk melipat selimut dengan rapi. Catat … dengan rapi. Saya mengajarkan mereka melipat sejak kecil. Awalnya dengan saling membantu kemudian belajar untuk mandiri, mengerjakannya sendiri.

Kisah ini terjadi ketika putra bungsu saya berusia 7 tahun. Pagi itu ia, yang memang agak dramatis, sambil menangis mengatakan 1 kata kunci yang really triggering my getem-getem.

“How to do this? I’m not good at this!”

Oh no! False alarm. Salah besar kalo membuat saya mendengar kalimat itu di pagi hari, hingga membuat saya getem-getem selama beberapa detik.

“What’s wrong, Rayyan?”

“I can’t fold the big blanket myself, Bunda. Can you help me? Because I’m not good at this.”

“Listen. Why do you think Allah gave us brain?”

“To think?”

“Yes. To think. To figure out things. To find a way to do things. I taught you on how to fold this. But since you told yourself that you are not good in this then your brain will do what your mouth is telling you, and forever you will not be good in anything. Is that what you want?”

“No, Bunda.”

“Try, be patient and don’t give up easily. Keep trying, whatever the result will be. At least you try before you cry. Tell yourself let me try before assuming that you are not good in anything. Say it!”

“Let me try.”

“Again. 3 times.”

“Let me try. Let me try. Let me try.”

“Now try.”

“Okay.”

After a while, “Bundaaaa, look!” ujarnya sambil menunjukkan selimut hasil lipatannya.


“Smart boy. You see? I know you can do it!”

“Yeah. I was very cranky before but then I told myself that I can do it and that I have to try and try. So there it goes. Is it neat and tidy, Bunda?”


“Yes it is. It’s super neat! You see? You just have to try. Be patient, and don’t give up easily. You know you can do it and whatever the result is, be proud because you do it yourself. That’s the most important thing. Understand?”


Yes Bunda. Thank you for teaching me everything. I love you.”


“I love you more Sayang.”

Ia pun memeluk saya seraya mengucapkan terima kasih karena suntikan semangat yang saya beri, walau diawali dengan getem-getem tadi.


By the way, selimut yang dipakai Rayyan berukuran besar yaitu queen size. Bukan selimut kecil yang bisa dengan mudah dilipat oleh bocah 7 tahun setinggi 120 cm ya. Jadi saya sangat bangga padanya.

Moms, mengajarkan positive attitude kepada anak-anak memang bukan hal yang mudah. Apalagi ketika sekeliling mereka penuh dengan orang-orang dewasa dengan negativities. Tapi kita lah ibunya. Kita yang pegang peranan bagaimana menentukan tumbuh kembang mereka. Tinggal masalah berdamai dengan emosi saja yang kadang muncul karena beberapa sebab. Ya, seperti getem-getem itu, yang bagi saya adalah salah satu cara menahan emosi.

It’s not easy yet nothing is impossible. Have a great day ahead!

Love, R

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