Tuesday, January 09, 2007

Dania Loves School

She really does. Now, everyday when she wakes up, it's not "Ibu, is today a holiday?" but "Ibu, is today my school day?" Ahaks...I can only hope this enthusiasm lasts long.

Like I mentioned before, Dania goes to Smart Reader. On the first day, I decided to send her there myself since I still had some fees to pay and I wanted to see her get settled in. She was so excited getting ready, wearing her uniform for the first time. She spent 10 minutes admiring herself in the mirror, even letting me tie her hair up in two ponytails, something she usually would protest strongly as she believes tying her hair makes her looks fat (I have my sister-in-law to thank for putting this notion into her head!!).

As you can see, she looks adorable. My little girl, taking her first steps into the real world. Ahh, be still my heart. Tears started to well up in my eyes as I gave her a big hug and we headed to the car.

I guess her days at Tumble Tots prepared her well for school as Dania had no problems getting settled in. She made a few friends rather quickly. Some kids were not so enthusiastic; you could hear the cries and screams from miles away.

After an hour or so, I decided to head home and wait for Dania at home. I had arranged for transportation so I wanted her to get used to the idea of her teacher sending her to school and back.

The hours went by slowly. Finally, I heard the doorbell. My little girl was home and she had sooo many stories to tell me. She showed me the pictures she drew and the alphabets she wrote. She talked excitedly about the songs she sang and the friends she made. She showed me her bag and how her teacher had wrote her name on it. On and on, the stories were never-ending, often repeating themselves.

So I listened, and listened and smiled. My little girl is not so little anymore.

Congratulations, Dania, on a successful first day at school!


ajab booboo said...

Congratulations to Dania on her love for school! I'm going to start pre-school next year. I wonder if I can be as cool as Dania when I have to go to school. *gulp!*