Ok, so it’s been a week and a couple of days since start of classes.
*We’ve lost 4 ponytails, 2 clips, a water bottle, and a cloth diaper.
*I’ve had 2 concerns regarding bathroom procedures.
Caregivers/Manangs/Nannies in school who were supposedly helping the kids go to the bathroom and wash up were not as available as expected. Or they lack communication with the kids. Chesca came home one day with wet underwear coz she used the bidet by herself and no tissue was within reach coz the nanny was assisting someone else. So I told her to just wait for her turn and not do it by herself so she doesn’t get wet.
But then, today she tells me that she told the nanny to wash her coz she was done peeing but the nanny didn’t wash her and just told her to wear her underwear without even wiping. So that leaves me with making her wash by herself!? Now I need to teach a 3 year old how to use the bidet without making a mess!!!???
*3 instances of unlocked water bottles, leaving her bag a bit wet. This resulting to one day wetting a book inside the bag.
*One accident encountered.
Chesca was found crying a bit in a corner coz she hit her head. Hitting her head was less concerning but it was her eye she hit. She had a bit of a swollen eye and a small (dot like) scraped skin. Seems like she hit a corner of a book that was wrapped in plastic cover. Or something sharp that poked her eye. But I did appreciate it that her teacher came out to the car to explain things to me. Then again, I don’t really know what happened coz no adult saw the accident. We’re all just relying on what Chesca said. I made sure (well I hope I did) that no one pushed her or hurt her or caused her to fall. That it was all an accident. She did say she had no bad classmates and all were good (Thank God!). I just hope she remembers correctly and isn’t omitting anything!
There you go, me adjusting with the “big school” things.
How are your toddlers in big school? Do share your experiences 🙂
I just hope I get adjusted soon or I might go crazy especially with all these pregnancy hormones!
We celebrated Father’s Day with a lunch buffet at Chef Jessie at the Rockwell Club. I got an email from them showing their Father’s Day offer and I liked it. It seemed reasonable so I made reservations 2 days ahead.
This is one of our favorite restaurants ‘coz of the food and ambiance. Great for date nights as well as family lunches…for us, its late lunches 🙂
The kids like running around the lobby of the Rockwell Club and like watching the view of the swimming pool & garden while eating. After lunch, we went to the mall ‘coz the kids wanted to go to Gymboree. But when we got there, it was closed. They’re transferring it outside the mall and will be replaced by the school of rock. So the kids decided to go to Toys R’ Us instead.
That was it. Just a simple celebration, family time, bonding time! Our Little Experience for the day…
How was your Father’s Day celebration? Hope it was one great little experience such as ours 🙂
I never thought I’d be sewing clothes of kids while waiting outside the classroom for class to finish. One day, I thought of doing a little sewing to alter Chesca’s uniform. Just a few stitches, nothing complicated. And I decided to do it while waiting for Lexi to finish her 1-hour class. I get to watch her from the window, at the same time, finish altering the uniform. A+ for productivity!
But while I was sitting on the bench sewing, it just struck me how such a “hands-on mom” I’ve become in that certain scenario. I always saw myself as the “working (corporate) mom” who’d see my kids off to school and just get to spend time with them at night. Then just yesterday, I again, stopped, and caught myself nagging Chesca. I was bombarding her with a lot of questions as to what happened in school. I wanted to know everything that happened from the time I brought her to school, handed her off to the teacher, till the time I picked her up.
“Did you play? What did you play with? Who did you play with? Did you make new friends? Did you share your food? Who did you talk to? What did teacher say? What was the first thing you did in school today? Where’d you go? What activity did you do? Did you get hurt? Did someone hurt you? Did you hurt anyone?” and A LOT MORE of these questions. Then I thought to myself…”OH no! I’d be one of those “makulit” moms. Questions of moms I myself din’t feel like answering when I was young. But then again, I can’t help it, I wanna know! I wanna know everything! Can you blame me?! 🙂
But starting today, I changed my strategy in getting to know information about Chesca’s day…I made it more creative so that she would answer and even give a lot of details. And it worked! 🙂 It’s just that it would take hours for me to get information, but that was okay than no information at all. I stagger the questions from the time I pick her up till bedtime. So at least she doesn’t realize I’ve asked her a lot of questions in one day. And they’re not all questions. Some are statements I make and I just let her correct me and that’s when she’ll be the one to tell the story of what happened in school.
This is just the first week of school! Let’s see how long I’d last in doing this….
How do you get information from your children? Do share! 🙂