This last month was truly fruitful for me. True, the schedule was more than hectic. With final exams and rehearsals to worry about, I managed to pull it off with nary a wrinkle added to my face.
And in the end, my kids did me proud.
Adi snagged a place in the school’s Outstanding Students list and walked the stage on Recognition Day. A tremendous achievement since the school they go to is known to be quite tough…even by my standards. Believe me, I got stress lines during exam review.
And Gaby, despite an amoebiasis attack, took to the stage to sing her heart out at her recital. She prayed fervently the night before for more strength so she could be on stage. But she added that if God did not allow her to be well, then it was ok.
And now I wait with bated breath. I have confidence in my kids that they will continue to do me proud.
Tiger Mommy-ing isn’t new to me. I even remember one occasion when I was tutoring one of my kids while my niece, Vicky, was watching and when I went into full tiger mode, I scared the crap out of my niece. When my sister suggested that I be my niece’s tutor, she almost cried.
But my kids are so used to it. Fact of the matter is, my kids are little tigers as well which is why we get along just fine. And they know that I expect nothing less than the best from them. Sure they sometimes fall of the wagon but I don’t punish them for it. I used to be that way too…still am, actually. Still, I want my kids to do their best. And if it means switching to tiger mode just to get them going..so be it.
So, last Friday I was completely unaware that it was report card day for the kids. The hubby took the day off to go shopping for home accessories with me. And in the afternoon, we both went to school to pick up our two cubs.
As we parked the car right in front of our usual pick-up point inside the school grounds, both girls were jumping for joy and asked us to go down and check out Adi’s classroom. So both hubby and I got down and walked with the girls to Adi’s classroom..and we saw this…
The 2nd trimester is officially over. I’m now sitting in a coffee shop, savoring a hot cup of coffee and relishing every bite of my Italian cheesecake (as well as the slice of Japanese cheesecake my daughter ordered). My shoulders are now softening up a bit.
It was a hectice 2 week review. Last week my eldest daughter took her exams earlier because they had to practice for their upcoming Holy Communion this week. My youngest daughter started her exams this week and she took her last test today.
Unlike the previous trimesters where both girls took their exams at the same time, this one was really nerve-wracking. One week of screaming and crying fits is enough to make one go crazy. What more if you have 2 weeks of it in succession. But hey, who else will do this for our kids..right.
So tomorrow I’m on break…no more books for me. I’m on Christmas vacation way before everyone else…and no one can tell me otherwise.
Last Monday, my youngest daughter proudly announced that she was one of the nominees for class officer. This means that she stands the chance to be elected Class President!! Woot!!
And this comes on the heels of her being assigned as Class Marshall at the beginning of the school year. The Class Marshall is the one assigned to reprimand whoever is not behaving. In other words…the chu-chu of the class. The role is actually perfect for her since she is such a stickler for rules…or so I thought.
Anyway, when I found out that she could be elected President I said that we would campaign for her. I was joking, of course, but I just wanted to see how far she would believe me. I said that I would give out erasers to all her classmates so that they would vote for her. Then I said that I would “hire” Kuya Edwin (Ate Arlyn’s husband) to give out envelopes with “baon money” and ballots to all her classmates on election day. And I taught her a spiel…
“Please vote for me because I want to be President…like my Mama. And I promise to give you erasers!!” Continue reading
In 2 weeks, it’s back to school.
Time to say hello to waking up at dawn to prepare lunch boxes and driving to school on nothing but coffee.
How time flies. I barely felt the summer vacation go by and its back to school. Surprisingly, my kids are happy. They can’t wait to see their friends again. I don’t remember being that way when I was younger. Not that I didn’t like school. I loved school. I just love vacation time more.
But first things first. Need to gas up the checkbook for enrollment. That’s this week.
Good thing my kids’ school puts a premium on having sibling go to the same school. Other than a discount, we also get to enroll them together at the same time. Plus I don’t need to go all the way to the bookstore to buy their supplies. Its all there at their school. Saves a lot of time and energy on my part. If they could only install those nifty barcode scanners at the school supplies section of the school then that would even be better.
Now excuse me, I’ve gotta enjoy the rest of the summer.