Friday, January 04, 2008

school starts

walking to erika's chinese school last week for the orientation, daddy and i had a nostalgic feeling that we were walking into a communist propaganda boot camp...with speakers blasting out loud chinese speeches. we saw loads of 1st time students lining up in the halls with all the anxious parents hoarding around them. the air was stuffy to say the least.... i had to go out of the hall to get some air or else i might create a bigger scene than erika if i faint like a big fat elephant in that hall! with a big belly, i am not one of those Anoretix in tow!

yes...erika was causing a scene too...she was the only one clearly crying her eyes out...the other one or two cry babies were just sobbing very quietly on their own, but erika was in full force!!

cry while lining up, cry during the assembly, cry walking to class, cry in the class....it was a teary wet day! that was only orientation day....


then on the first day of school, after all the cajoling, bribery, sweet-talk in preparation for this day…the same crying pattern occurred!! aiyoooooo daddy was so heartsick that he had to leave. now he realize his darling girl is such a spoilt little brat…mega tofu!!

i had no choice but to leave too, after she has settled into her class. even elli was starting to call her sis “cry baby”. i hope next week when i send elli to kindy (her 1st) she won't repeat this pattern...hopefully she learned from her sis *fingers crossed*

when i went back to see her during recess time, wow!! transformed, she was now all smiles…sharing colour pencils with a boy coz mommy never bring any stationery for her!! eh! how mommy know must bring own pencils and colour pencils…me also 1st time mah!!

then erika even quarrelled with the boy that shared his colour pencils with her, coz he teased her “cry baby” and she shot back at him, so dun play play with erika!

at the canteen, coz erika sob so uncontrollably earlier, other parents recognize me instantly and inquire about her! really cause a scene la..my girl.

then erika asked me “after eating, can I go back now”, “how many more minutes to go?” i told her another “180 minutes”hahahhahaha…wahhh she pengsan!

then took her to her school loo….she kept complaining “sooooo dirty, sooooo dirty”. actually, i was surprise that the loo was pretty clean and odorless but not up to standard for this lil’ spoilt princess.

of cos when i pick her up when school was over, it was all smiles…hopefully 2nd day of school will be much better.

overall, it was an exhausting day for mommy...dunno about erika though...mommy had to sleep at 9 p.m. just to recuperate from 1st day of school.

(** pictures to put up later **)

14 comments:

huisia said...

haha...she changed her attitude pretty fast :)

Kelly said...

Erika is still pre-school or primary?? aku pun pening redi!

Mommy to Chumsy said...

hehehhe..really funny lah but i'm sure i would be heartsick and have a headache too when my gal cries like that :( Always the case during the first week, eh? She'll be fine later.

Mummy to QiQi said...

i used to hate school...so when i see kids to school, i feel very tortured too :(

Health Freak Mommy said...

I can imagine myself walking through the same path as you in 2 years' time. BTW, which school is Erika attending?

Health Freak Mommy said...

Wah, Elli attending kindy so fast? She's only 2 plus right?

Irene said...

Aiyo! Poor girl. At least you had the courage to walk away. :)

ryeli said...

wah, i also exhausted reading how your day went! lol.

u scaring me leh for 1st day at school...but it's interesting to note how the 'cry babies' so fast change to normal when their parents are out of sight. i think they know they can get sympathy from their parents. hehe.

so fast eh, your babies all going 2school!

jazzmint said...

i think she manja u only ha hehe..should be ok very soon

KittyCat said...

She's so cute! Yeah, once has friends, she'll love school =) Admire you for handling all this well!

CutiePrincessMummy said...

no worries la, am sure she'll love to go to school soon! Now Ellisa's turn pula... Good luck! :-D

BabyBooned said...

aww. poor erika and poor mummy! hang in there! my nephew took nearly 6 months to grow accustomed to primary school (everyday my sister had to go check on him. So awful!).. I think Erika will adjust sooner coz she came back all smiles, after all :)

etceteramommy said...

Well done mommy. It's not easy to walk away from a crying kid. Sure 'sum toong'.

Big Pumpkin said...

Haha! Thank you for sharing....my turn next year when I send Tee to CHinese school, she will pengsan when she sees the toilet. Her hand will be squeezing her nose so tight that she wont have enough hands to take tissue paper. Aiyo....what to do? Dun care la! She better learn how to breath thru her mouth lor!