First 2 Days High!

[Day 1, June 11]

Prepared the kids clothes, things and baon.  I took a morning leave from work and the hubby took a day-off. We both wanted to be with the kids on their first day at school. It’s both their first time to attend school. My daugher Skylah would be in Kinder 1 and baby boy Brent is in Nursery. Ohhh, my babies are really growing up. Well, Brent is just 2.5 years old, it might be too early for him, but then it is good also in a way that he’ll develop his social skills. And yes, he is still the baby. He’s the youngest and the smallest in the class.

Hand in hand, we accompany the kids to their respective classrooms. I could feel that they are both nervous seeing all the other kids. The other kids were already playing with their toys, some are crying and others are clinging to their moms so tightly (just like what my kids are doing).  I stepped out of the room while my baby boy is busy playing with the blocks.

In the other room, my daughter is crying. She doesn’t want to play and just wants to go outside with me. I told her that I’ll just be sitting and waiting outside for her. It took her so long to stop crying. The teacher accompanied her and she sat infront of the class. Brent on the otherhand was in the arms of her teacher. Karga sya ng teacher and I could see that he is trying hard not to sob.

I know they’ll be fine. It’s natural to feel that way. Even if it would take weeks or even months for them to adjust, it’s okay with me.

[Day 2, June 12]

Morning off again at work to be with the kids at school. A little improvement this time, with a little crying. My baby boy was hugging the teacher and when teacher let him sit in his chair, I know he felt nervous. But he remained strong and kept his calm. He just constantly look where teacher was and watched while the others sang. And yes, he learned. He learned to say present when his name is being called. Though in a shy way… at least, it made us all smile. Skylah then also begins to adjust. She is trying to follow and learn the songs and the actions. She listens attentively to the teacher. I smiled when another parent told me that my daughter hugged the teacher because she doesn’t have her uniform yet. I smiled when it was their recess and I saw her getting her bag and eating her baon.

Each day will pass without me seeing them go to school. Mommy needs to work, daddy also needs too. How much I wanted to savor each moment and treasure their preschool years… And I know they too would understand, and I would help them understand. But I am sure that I’ll always be there when they need me and even if they don’t. They would be good and I have faith in my kids.

Winning Photo

J&J Cool Bulilits Promo

We’re so lucky! Me and my baby Brent won in Cartoon Network’s Johnson & Johnson Certified Coolest Bonding Promo! The link to the website is here: http://www.cartoonnetwork.com.ph/jsp/contest/2008/05_jnj/winner/index.jsp

Actually, that photo is not one of my favorites. When I find out about the contest, I know we won’t have a chance at winning. I know others have professionally taken photos and some even have studio shots. We don’t have great photos… and almost all our photos was gone when the hard disk crashed. I just scanned and picked a photo from my mom’s PC. And thankful then that we were chosen! A blessing in disguise perhaps.

We’ve already claimed the prizes which was given last Saturday at the Old Spaghetti House Restaurant. The prizes includes:
+ day trip to Subic Ocean Adventure (for 4)
+ overnight stay at the Camayan Beach Resort
+ Johnson’s baby powder (and cologne) gift packs

They also gave the winners a Ben 10 Cartoon Network sling bag, which also contains a memo pad, sticker and 4 character stirrer(?) sets. And that’s the prize that my son loves!

Thank you Cartoon Network and Johnson’s for the prizes…

Winning when you least expect it becomes so great! Well, maybe it’s because we really deserve to win… and maybe, because we’re really cool!

School Searching

This is it! It’s final. Both our kids would start attending school.  After searching for a good nearby preschool, we decided to enroll our kids at Precious Partners. It’s a preschool for kids ages 2.5-6.5 years old. From the website, I printed out the list of preschools located in the place where we like. Mama did some inquiring last Thursday, and it was then that we narrowed our choices to just 2 schools. We took a visit at Precious Partners, and it was right there and then that we knew it’s the perfect choice. And we hope we choose the right school for the kids!

Thought Shutdown!

Dismiss the thought that came from a dream.
No sense in finding such reasons to believe.
Yet, it came hunting.
Coming into me like I was reaching out and running towards it.
I could hear the talks, see the persons and the environment, touch it,
feel and smell the presence.
Seems like real… but just mere imagination.   
Finding myself into the world of make believe totally afar from reality. 
An emotional escape perhaps… or the effect of the subconcious mind.  
Damn! Shut out these thoughts which should not be!

Whirlwind of Emotions

Emotionally felt that I am in the state of havoc. Mixed thoughts and feelings continuously surrounds me this past few days. Seems like it is neverendless.

For the price that our winning photo won brings me happiness and excitement.
For the stress of looking for a good preschool for my kids, coupled with the limited financial means.
For the feeling of somehow hating people who selflessly doesn’t care about what others are feeling.
For the tiredness, lack of sleep and worries.
For the challenges at work, the pressures and the personalities I have to live with.
For taking a sneak peak at the dream I wished had been a part of mine.
For recognizing the happiness that lies beyond those very eyes and those smiles.

I succumb. I discern.
These are all part of what life is. The challenge to live and be happy. To think, to be strong and appreciate life even more.