The academic year of Philippine School in Oman started on August 2nd. This was the very reason that my kids and I returned to Muscat a bit earlier to get them ready and be present on the first day of school’s opening. Most importantly, it was my daughter’s first experience of being in a classroom with other classmates. It seems that I am the one who was more excited for my daughter’s first day of school.
Those who are reading my blog know that I am a very involved mom. My kids are my first priority in life. I always make sure that they get the best of things that they truly deserved.
So while we were in the Philippines, I bought their uniforms because it’s much cheaper and of good quality compared in Oman. I also shopped for their shoes, bags, and other garments except for school supplies. I started tutoring my daughter about numbers, alphabets, shapes, colors, and anything that a 3-year-old is expected to learn prior to formal education.
On August 1st, we have everything prepared especially those that they need in school. We intended to stay home the whole day and went to sleep a little bit early so that my kids can wake up early and have the energy to the first day of class the next day.
The following day, the kids woke up at around 6:00 AM went to bath and took breakfast. At around 7:30 AM we were all ready. I drove the kids to the school that was just 5 minutes away from home.
My son who is now in Grade 5 and is taller than me. He helped unload their bags from the car’s compartment. I channeled my kids to their classrooms where they met their teacher and new and old classmates.
With Anyah, I stayed with her inside the classroom because she was crying and felt overwhelmed with the new people and the new environment. For the whole week, I accompanied her to the school but eventually she was able to adjust and became comfortable with her classmates and teacher. I saw her laughing and participating in class activities. She’s enjoying every story, movies, and games that they have.
I can’t believe how time flies so fast our little baby is now a school girl. We are happy and proud of you – our baby love.