Hi friends! It’s been a long while.
Why, I miss you too! 🙂
My first-born turned 5 last July 29 and while cuddling her a few days before her birthday, I excitedly told her that she’ll turn 5 soon, she told me matter-of-factly that she likes to be 6! We’ve already established that she will be 5 first and then 6 a year after, but that doesn’t stop her from badgering me once in a while if she’s 6 already. Kids and ages. Me? I stopped counting at 25.
She is a kindergartner now, with 6 subjects. Six! Tough? Yes. But definitely tougher to the parents. Just a few weeks back after their 2nd mastery exam, I asked how she found the exams, reading most especially, since upon review, my little whiner said, “cgeg balik-balik Ma oi!”, in English it roughly translates to, *always reviewing, always repeating Ma!”. And what did my turtle/memorized-word reader replied?
“The words are new Ma. Teacher said it’s okay to practice at home!”
Toink! Righting myself from my eventual chair fall, I went to the nearest mall and bought two whiteboard marker, commence reading tutorial. Battle of wills? Check.
On the brighter side, she’s slightly improving on her 2-year old leggings obsession. I say slightly because a few Monday’s ago, she decided to not wear leggings under her school uniform anymore. *insert, me doing a fist pump. Yes!* This really is the real deal. Remember my I-spoke-too-soon-moment ? Barring school, the leggings is still the only type of clothing she wears anywhere anytime. Still, I am grateful for small sweet triumphs though.
Other than that, she’s still testing our patience on a daily basis. I’ll leave you with these one-liners from my progeny:
When pooping : “Ma, what letter is my poop? I? L? Big letter L, small letter l?”
When things are not according to her OCD-ish plans : “Check mark Papa, X mark Mama!”
When on a coughing spell, hoarse voice : “*cough* *cough* *cough*, HELLO? HELLO?” (testing her voice like testing a microphone)
I know, right? One word. Crazy!