Thank you Citibank!! If not for an unscheduled plurk peep, I wouldn’t have known that Citibank and Krispy Kreme had a promotion for free donuts. I was happy and content using my charge slips for redeeming for gas and grocery purchases. But when I found out that you could get a dozen donuts for 2 charge slips worth Php1500, I knew that I had to go for it A…S…A…P!!!
Guess what, I did! The very next day. I just happened to accompany my youngest daughter on her school fieldtrip which included a trip to Krispy Kreme. So while the kids were inside the store watching donuts being rolled out of the kitchen, I was lining up and claiming my free donuts. Not only that, I rallied the other parents on the bus to claim their donuts too. All in all, there were maybe a dozen parents who went home with free donuts that day.
We’re going on our 2nd week of school and my eldest is still dealing with school jitters. I don’t blame her. No amount of preparation really prepared her for the shocking sight of an honest to goodness BIG school. From the comfy confines of her prep classroom where there were only a handful of students, she was thrown in the almost “grown-up” world of Elementary school.
When I asked why she was upset she simply said that she didn’t know what being in Grade 1 felt like. We have all assured her that it felt exactly like Prep only better but she doesn’t seem to buy it. I guess its the feeling of being left all alone in a sea of strange faces that really frightens her. Considering that her prep school population was half of her class, it really makes you feel a little lost. However, she seems to be getting the hang of it as the days go by. There’s less clinging now. She still tells us that she sometimes wants to cry but she can already control it.
I’m sure she’ll be better this week when schoolwork really starts in earnest. And to think this is Grade school. I wonder what it will be like if and when we start facing sat prep courses or even college entrance exams. Egad. Gotta toughen her up for this. Anyway, we’ve got several years down the line. In the meantime, I’ve got some serious menu making to face. She starts eating lunch in school this week.
After 2 months of sleeping past their bedtime and waking up when the sun is in all its scorching glory, the kids are now faced with the dilemna of school.
This year both girls have to be in school at 7:30 a.m. which means having to wake up at 5:30 a.m. so we can be out of the house by 6:45 a.m. Egad!!!! This also means that I won’t be having my late nights anymore. I need to hit the sack at 11 p.m. at the latest. The kids, on the other hand, need to be in bed by 8 p.m. max which means dinner has to be at 5:30 p.m. which barely leaves us time to study since my eldest gets dismissed at 3 p.m.!!! Whew!!!
Whatever it is, this school year is really something to reckon with. All of us are new to this since this is really “big school” in all its entirety. Good luck to us and to all the students…..and parents of students.
One more week to go and our school year officially starts.
This year will be a big year for us. Both kids are now in big school already which means super early mornings and lunch baon. This is the first time that I’ll be making lunch for baon so its a new thing for me.
I’ve pretty much done everything to prepare for school. After enrolling I bought all the books and school supplies neeeded. I’ve bought and ordered the required uniforms. The only thing I haven’t really prepared for is lunch.
I’ve been compiling a list of possible lunch baon ideas for my eldest kid. Much as I would like to pack her fave foods, it would be a bit too messy and inconvenient. Sinigang and nilaga aren’t exactly the best bets for lunchbox menus, right.
‘Tis the season for moving up and both my girls have successfully hurdled one tough school year and have come out of it with flying colors.
My eldest, who had moved to the “big school” for the first time, overcame initial jitters and has secured her place in the proverbial school yard. She has made a lot of new friends while keeping touch with her old ones. As for grades, she has done extremely well as well. And to think I had her tutored over the summer for fear that she would find it difficult to adjust. And to end the year, she was one of the Prep students asked to represent the entire Prep population in this year’s Incoming Prep Orientation…which by the way I have to attend because my second daughter is an incoming Prep student in the same school.
Which brings me to the other reason I am so proud. My youngest graduated from Preschool with a Merit Award for Excellence in all fields. This little one had us all surprised by acing all her tests and doing it in style as well. The one we thought we would have a bit of a problem with is proving us all wrong. She was declared one of the top 3 students in the graduating class as well!!
So call me a proud Momma, will ya’. I think I truly am deserving of the title.