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Teachers….. You will never be forgotten….

Happy teachers' day

Early this year, when I came back to my hometown, I purposely visited my Kindergarten School and my Primary School in my hometown. Not much changing on the building and the class rooms. But I only met two Primary School teachers. One of them is my favorite teacher. She didn’t recall me at the first but then she started to remember me hahahah How? I am not that kind of quite student………. Active? yeah hahaha…

Surprisingly, when I visited my kindergarten school, expected all my teachers will not be there anymore because it was more than 30 years ago. They supposed retired already. And one of the teacher told me that there is still one teacher who is still teaching since my years time in this kindergarten until now. But she was off that day and out of town for training, so that I have no chance to meet her.

I clearly remember all my teachers’ name because they are important for me. They are good teachers. I really glad that I was before being taught by them in school.

Same applies to my kids. They are still in their kindergarten years now. It was not easy that they had to started their school years earlier than mine last time. Though it is for fun but I believe it is not easy for them especially during the pre-nursery and nursery years. They even had to took the school bus. But I am glad that so far so good. Why? I believe that their teachers have a very important role to make my kids love to go to school.

Sometime they will ask “Why it is not Monday yet” 😀

Teachers have very important role for our kids. Including our Chinese tuition teachers, Sunday School teachers, Music teachers, Swimming Coach, etc.

What I learn as a parent then?

  • Trust teachers to ‘educate’ our kids.
  • Support teachers in any tasks that they give to our kids
  • Build a good relationship with teachers

Until now, we  even still keep in touch with my sons’ pre-nursery teacher. She is a very good teachers and both my kids were under her care. But we really feel grateful that our kids are under very good teachers in their school years so far.

We Just came back from long holiday and it was a long flight. My plan was to let them go back to school a day after they came back home. And it was just nice on the Teacher’s Day celebration at school.

But that is not what they want. They want to go to school once they come back. Miss their friends? Of course! But they also miss their teachers.

Yes… they love to go to school…. and one more thing…….. they love and enjoy doing their homework. So far… there is no complaint from them about their homework. Some time they even ask more and I have bought some activity books for them (they choose those books them selves).

Teachers have very important roles to make our kids love their school. And I am so happy that my kids have their best teachers so far.

Happy Teacher’s Day to all teachers all over the world 🙂

“Teachers who love teaching, teach children to love learning.”                                 – Robert John Meehan

Oh No! TIME is so FAST!!!

Time flies so fast for me, apparently, it is not fast for this little boy.

TT: “Mama, why I am not 4 years old yet? I want  to be four years old, Mama!”

Mama: “Why? You want to be so fast to be 4 years old, but Mama doesn’t want you to grow old so fast!”

This conversation happened around three months ago. How he wish to be four years old soon on that time! And not for me! Sometime when I saw a little kid, I will remember when JJ and TT were very small back then. Especially when they started to stand up and walk 😉

The best part of birthday for him is that he feel that he is a big boy, can give gifts to his friends and also can choose his birthday cake character. Of course not forgotten about choosing his own birthday presents.

This year, on his birthday, the daddy brought us to go to The Singapore Zoo (again) same as last year :D. The different is that he will also “celebrate” with Jia Jia and Kia Kia at The River Safari. He is looking forward for it. And so does his brother, JJ.

Before we went to The River Safari and Singapore Zoo, he celebrated his birthday with his school friends and also with his favorite teachers. He was so happy. And we straight away went to the zoo once we finished the birthday celebration.

Yeah, it is our tradition that on JJ and TT’s birthday, they will only attend the school to celebrate their birthday with their classmates and teachers. After finishing celebrate their birthday, we will take them to go somewhere to celebrate their birthday as a family. We know that once they go to the Primary School already, we cannot any how take them from their school only for Birthday celebration 🙂

Well, he is now four years old. Time flies.

Matt's birthday 4 yo2

I hope that he will grow become a good boy, lovely boy, wise man, good man and always glorify God.

Happy birthday TT……………………….

God loves you……………………………..

We love you (especially JJ) …………..

Smiling………………………………………..

Happy………………………………………..

Cheerful……………………………………..

God bless you my dear…………………

Don’t you know that you are good on make people laugh and smile? Don’t you realize that God has blessed you with that special gift?

you are good on make people laugh and smile!

God blesses you with that special gift

May your day will always be filled with joy that you give to others

Happy Birthday!!!!

 

                  TT’s motto: ” I love to make people laugh”

Our presence is more important than our presents

It is a common thing that kids love presents 🙂 They will be very happy every time they receive a present from others. Every time, when my eldest son’s friends celebrate their birthday, he will be very happy to bring and give the presents to his friends, but he will ask me, “where is my present ?”

I know that he cannot wait until his birthday (which is few months ahead) to get his birthday present. But today, he told me that he wants to celebrate his birthday in the school with his friends and teacher, same as what we did when he was in the pre-nursery class last year. He said that he wants to give presents to all his classmates (goodies bags) but he didn’t mention about the present for him self. He said ” later, papa, mama, and TT come to my class and we take picture like last year when JJ was younger” His words really make my heart melted 🙂 He wants our presence not the present.

We always attending to almost all his school activities which involve parents and students. But there was one day we really didn’t know that JJ will have performance in his school. When I picked him up from his school bus, he asked me, “Mama, why you didn’t come and watch me sing a song? Almost all of my friends have their papa mama there”. I was surprised, and i said sorry to him. And he laughed and said “It’s ok, mama.” I was so sad, I didn’t know that he will have performance that day.

On the parent – teacher meeting, his teacher also asked me why I didn’t come that day. And I explained to her that I didn’t know. His teacher said that she tried to call me two time before the performance day and wanted to ask me to come because on the preparation of the performance, JJ sang and danced very well. His pre-nursery teacher also asked his nursery teacher to called me to make sure I will come and not to miss this performance. That was the first time we missed his performance.

Though he was not angry and told me that it was ok, but I believe that he was sad. We also regret that we missed that performance.

From my experience, for us, our presence is more important than our presents. He didn’t expect anything other that our presence on his performance. But I am glad that his teacher said that he did very well on the performance and indeed he is a happy boy.

This is a lesson to learn for us that we should pay more attention to our kids, giving them presents will make them happy, but they would be more than happy if they get our presence 🙂

Best Friends

Do you have friends? How many friends do you have?

Everyone should have friends but of course not all of your friends are your best friends.

One day, my husband told me if you have at least five best friends, it means you are very rich. I have my husband and my two sons as my best friends, I also have my parents, my two brothers and my two sister in laws as my best friends. Besides my family, I also have other best friends. It makes me very rich 🙂

But… Best friends are not only for teenagers and adults but also for kids 🙂

As for my sons, both of them are very rich too because they also have more than five best friends for sure 🙂

This June’s school holiday is too long for JJ and he really enjoyed playing with his brother during this school holiday. Moreover, he had one more week extra for his school holiday because we needed to attend my cousin’s wedding and also had a family gathering for a week.

“Mom, I don’t want to go to school, I want to stay at home and play with you and TT” JJ said. I told him that he needs to come back to school because the school holiday is over and all of his classmates is waiting for him. But he insisted that he wanted to stay at home.

When it came to the day that he had to go back to school he kept crying, in the school bus and also at school. But I was glad that I found him happy and cheerful as usual when he came back from school. At the same day, in the afternoon, his teacher called me and told me that in the first time he was crying in the school and wanted to go home. His teacher than told me that JJ calmed down because his best friends came to him and asked him to play together.

I  always have two best friends who always stay with me day and night everyday and they really make my day colourful. I am very glad to be with them everyday. It is a blessing. Even though they are quarrelling sometime, sometime they also make me angry but most of the time they make me laugh, smile and happy 🙂 At night there will be another best friend who will join us, he is my husband. Your family is your best friend too. Therefore, sometime I really miss my childhood. I am glad that I have never loss contact with my parents and my brothers though we are not living in the same country now. All thanks to God.