Today was errands day with my eldest son, Caleb. He has matured enough at age 2.10 in such a way that going out with him can be a breeze. Although he is still fascinated with the windows, locks and all else he can click and touch, he can be persuaded to behave at least for a little while. Just enough time for me to recover from the noise and distractions he makes.
This day was all about him and I considered it a Mom and Kuya date since it’s just us the entire day. Here’s what we were up to:
We went to his school, which is just within the vicinity of our village. V and I decided to enroll him as a sit-in student to develop his social skills since he can be very shy at times. It’s on a monthly basis, so it’s a good start for him to just experience what is it like to be a student. He’ll go to school for 2 hours Mondays through Fridays in uniform and black shoes. And oh! He’ll have a PE uniform, too. *excited mom here*
While waiting in the receiving area, there was a queue of kids getting ready to be dismissed. It’s nice that despite being strangers to each other, these innocent youngsters warmly welcomed Caleb to their school. Some said ‘hi’, gave him a high five, and others smiled. Now, I’m a bit relieved to know that the term OUT OF PLACE is not part of those children’s vocabulary.
Me: Caleb, look, they’re done with school for today and they’re about to go home.
Caleb: Leleb’s toyrn (turn).
It’s good to see and hear that he is somewhat excited to this new chapter of his life. Well, it’s going to be exhilarating not just for him but for the entire family – new routine and all.
B. Doctor’s Clinic
He is scheduled to take his vaccine today as well, so right after we enrolled we went straight to the hospital. I didn’t tell him that he’ll get ‘tusok’ because I fear that he’ll be in a bad mood and might even throw a tantrum (and I might have one, too). Lucky, he’s all happy today.
When the shot was given, he didn’t wince nor cry. He just sat there and observed. The supportive and proud mom then gave praises of “Wow! You’re so brave. Good job, Kuya!” You know, these simple words can boost self-esteem a lot, so it is a MUST. Never forget, dear moms. My very pleased son then said, “Mommy, Leleb no cry!” with a smile.
My son is developing so fast sometimes I get surprised that he’s reached that level already. But, I couldn’t be any prouder of all the things he’s accomplished and accomplishing even if it’s just things like shampooing his hair or brushing his teeth.