I can’t believe that I have a kid going into Primary 1 next year! I know it’s a bit of a cliche to say this, but where did the time go? Seriously! It seems likes one moment he’s one chubby michelin baby, and the next moment I have a little boy who reads, writes and makes all sorts of funny smart remarks. Oh boy he is certainly growing up too fast and for a moment it’s hard for me to digest that.
Darian’s registration falls under the Phase 2C category and the whole registration took us about 50minutes. The registration started at 8am and we were already the 60th applicants when we got there at 9am. The results will only be released on Friday night and a balloting exercise will be conducted next Wednesday if there are exceeding number of applicants.
Right now, I’m crossing fingers that there’s no need for balloting.
It was a Sunday but we got to wake up exceptionally early to attend Darian’s school sports carnival at the Pasir Ris Recreation Hall. We reached there before 8.30am and waited for the carnival to commence at 9ish.
The school colour theme was blue and being the sporting us, we wore blue clothings to show our support.
The sports carnival was held indoor instead of a typical outdoor event. Although it seemed rather weird to have it done indoor, I really wouldn’t complain about staying in an air conditioned place as the weather has been crazily hot.
As usual, the event began with the arrival of the guest of honors, opening speech and a mass exercise to liven up the atmosphere. This followed by two ‘parents and children’ relay games to officially kick off the carnival.
The carnival consists of various game stations for the parent and child to complete instead of the usual competitive relay games. I supposed the purpose was not to stress the kids to compete but rather to promote parent-child participation. At the end, children would be able to receive a medal each upon the completion of all the game stations.
Here’s a picture of us with the guest of honor, Mr Teo Chee Hean! Either that he is very tall or I’m really short! Haha 🙂
To sum up, we did have a fun family time at the carnival and the boy was totally happy to bring home his medal! 🙂
***8th May 13***
Darian attended the play ‘Hello Paige’ at the esplanade with his teachers and friends. He was totally excited about it. He actually thought that he was going to the cinema for a movie with his friends. Haha… According to his teacher, the play was very interactive and interesting. Darian participated well in the activities during the play and enjoyed himself. I think this is a great experience and eye opener for him as well. It is very good that the school organised such a fieldtrip for the kids. 🙂
Lil’Darian all ready for school! 🙂
***16th April 13***
Leaving for school
Darian went for the school fieldtrip to the Changi Airport with his teachers and classmates. It was his first experience and he was totally enthusiastic about it. I was actually a little skeptical about him participating in this fieldtrip although he was very keen. I wondered if he can follow instructions, not run around, walk together with his teachers and friends. I was worried. After much consideration, I agreed it is a good experience for him to learn to be independent, follow instructions and at the same time build up his social skills. And I believe that he will be fine under his teachers’ care. So I signed and paid for the fieldtrip. 🙂
Getting ready to go
The bus is here 🙂
Boarding the bus
The school bus was supposed to be back by 1pm but had only reached the school at 1.20pm. This 20 minutes wait somehow felt like 20 hours to me. Haha… I began to get really anxious while waiting. So worried. Furthermore I was there 20 minutes earlier which added the wait to be 40 minute. Being a worrier, I can’t help to panick especially it was his first field trip. Papa Yap thought I was silly and laughed at me on the phone. Haha… I guess all mommies are the same while daddies are always the calm ones.
Anyway I was very glad that he came home sharing with me his fieldtrip experiences. He told me about taking the skytrain, visiting the three terminals, watching the aeroplanes at the viewing gallery, having his mcdonald lunch on the floor (and the way he told me about it was like he was forced to be seated on the floor to eat his food… haha so funny). It was indeed one great experience for him. He did enjoy himself and had a fantastic time with his friends. A happy Tuesday for a happy boy! 🙂