Tuesday, March 10, 2015

Aden goes to school

 Today is the 6th day since Aden started preschool.

 Photo taken during day 1, 8am, yes pity him, still looking very sleepy and moody :p

 I accompanied him for 15 minutes, he seems a bit scared in the beginning but when teacher approached with toys, he seems ok... I let him played and secretly left the school. Of course days before the actual day, I kept telling him about the good sides of school, let him 'prepared'. And after getting opinions from other mummies, I reassured him that I will be back to fetch him and if he's a good boy, he'll be rewarded.

 Like a meal at McD ;)


When I fetched him at school, I saw him running out with teary eyes. According to the teacher, he cried on and off when he realized I was gone. But overall he was ok.
Second day onwards, he seems to realize what's going on and until today, whenever I woke him up and got him ready, he will cry badly saying 'don't want'. Because of the tantrums, we were late to school these few days (but I guess it's ok since I realize many parents also are late).
Luckily, Aden follows me to the car even though he is crying.....And according to the teacher, he stopped crying when I left.

At first, I felt bad cause seeing him crying so badly, and he caught the cough bug and is still coughing now (but getting better). I thought may be he wasn't ready yet? And I think toddler like him will take even longer to adapt cause he's with me all the time since birth, thus he is super clingy to me.

But after getting opinions from other parents, I felt slightly relief, most of their kids cry too and it takes times, so I decided to give another week to see how is he doing.


Some say it's too early to send him to school. I thought of that before but then, if I let him stay at home, all he'll be doing is making mess, or playing iPad.
I want him to learn to be more disciplined/independent and also able to talk properly, most importantly I want him to mix with kids.

I really hope he can adapt to school soon!

55 comments:

  1. oh, Aden quietly went to school 6 days ago, hehe, actually not quietly lah, just that the Mommy was too busy to report that to all the aunties and uncles here only.. eih.. he looks cute in that uniform leh, white and bright orange, so sharp.. and oh, his 都敏俊 hairstyle (but short version lah) makes him look so cute also leh, haha!!

    of course you would want to be there on the first few days lah.. see, he was playing alone while the other boy was playing with himself too.. at least Aden was willing to put on his uniform, but his classmate was just wearing his home baju only woh.. at least i guess Aden actually knows that he is going to school already, and he has the responsibility to wake up early, put on the uniform, eat breakfast and then hop onto the car and go to school..

    errr, slowly lah, Aden is just 3 and he has been with you 24x7 all the time and suddenly he has to go to school and not seeing your for a few hours, he need to get used to it, and so do you need to get used to him not by your side too.. anyway, this is going to happen eventually, just the timing only.. sooner, Aden will love going to school because he will have friends to play with.. and you will then 專心安胎 already lah.. :)

    hehehe, i guess all the parents are doing all that they can to make their kids go to school huh?? and you are right, rather that letting Aden stay at home playing with iPad and making a mess everywhere all day long, good to send him to school so that he can learn to be independent and also to mix with other kids, that's important.. else, he will think that there are only you and him and daddy in this world only, hahaha.. :D

    well well well, i guess so far so good now?? Aden is slowly getting used to schooling days and one day he will be enjoying it.. and you, waiting for the baby to come to this world soon :)

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    1. Haha, I have to admit the uniform is quite nice, nice color.

      Hmm normal for parents to worry at first, but when seeing him making progress, I am thankful.

      Yes, so far so good!

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  2. Aden 穿制服很可爱,有领带的 ^^

    放心,他一定会慢慢适应的

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  3. 都开始上幼儿园了,时间过得好快哦!

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  4. Nice suite, like the orange tie.

    Greetings,
    Filip

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  5. Time to let go. Kids cry because they feel so much loved at home. Will get used to it.

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  6. Ooooo I'm very excited too seeing your title.. Yay, Aden goes to school jor.. First few days I was worried and pitied him too, but now ok jor lor.. The boys wakeup at 6.30am timmm, to get ready and go down, coz we need to leave the house by 7am.. Jam la go to work..

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    1. Ya, stay at KL lagi need to be early!!

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  7. 虽然我儿子还没上幼儿园但是身边很多朋友的孩子已经上学了,然后很多都是职业妈妈但孩子还是一样哭了整个星期要妈妈,所以正常的~~~~aden加油哦!(我自觉我的儿子上学也会哭足一个星期的咯><)

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    1. 嗯,Aden会加油的!

      哈哈,哭是正常的!!

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  8. Don't worry lah.. give him some time. Kids very easily adapting to new environment. Cheers.

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  9. You are sending him to school for the right reasons, so it is good.
    Hahaha my first kindie was on the same row as my house, within 1 minute walking distance. The first day my grandma accompanied me and watched me from the outside for the whole 4 hours session. Then the second day she tried to leave and I cried and cried and cried until the teacher went to fetch my grandma back. I think I cried for 2 weeks before I adapted. XD

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    1. 2 weeks ok wert! Me when I was young, I also cried quite long, haha!

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  10. Give him some times, he might not be used to it in the starting...

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  11. Aden boy加油。
    还在适应期都会哭。
    我以前有教过幼稚园,有些小孩来了一年,每天早上都在哭。

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    1. 是哦?不过通常当父母走了他们都不哭了。。

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  12. Oh so cute! in preschool already! I guess it must be tough for u as well, leaving him all alone against the world for the first time. I wonder how I'd feel when my turn comes. :(

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    1. Yes, at first I feel like a bad mum :(
      You, still long way to go, now enjoy the bonding time with your baby first!

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  13. Crying is normal for 1st timer and will be ok after 1 or 2 weeks. But if he continue crying, must find out the reason as Sam experienced that before and we get her changed another taska then she ok already :P

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  14. Aiyo, Aden looks so adorable in his school uniform! Some more got wear a tie. Auntie PH cannot tahan liao want to give him a big hug LOL! Quite normal for kids to cry when they first start school and be away from mummy. He will get used to it lah.

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    1. Okok, I will give him a big hug on behalf :p

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  15. Wow, Aden is a big boy now!
    It's common to see children cry when separate from their mum for the first time. I often see that happening when I help out at crèche. As Aden will stop crying and start playing with other children is a good sign. Keep encouraging him and give him praise and reassurance that you'll come pick him up when school is done. Jia you!

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    1. Yes I did, keep on telling him the good sides of school.
      Thanks.

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  16. I kinda find parents like to give a lot of opinions, so while to listen to them, you have to decide what to take in and what to follow your instincts.

    My husband's niece goes to school at 3 years old and now there are play school for really small toddler in KL too so I don't think its too young. Just give little Aden some time! :)

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    1. Of course, we know our kids the best so we have to make that decision...

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  17. wow, Aden is already ready for preschool. He will like it as days go by. Don't worry.

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  18. No worries..I sent my daughter to school when she was 2. yes, she did cry every morning but still, she willing to go to school except after a long break. It's just a short while and she grew to be confident as times goes by. Now, she's the 'tai kar chey' there! hahaha...

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    1. She even lead her class during performance in school in her later kindy years maybe she knew she joined earlier than everybody. hahah.. She also performed a song at the school concert. Thus, Im glad I made the decision to send her early. Of course, during then, her bro was in the kindy too which was not so bad.

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    2. Somehow girls adapt better and faster than boys!
      Glad to know that your girl is doing well!

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  19. What I dislike about sending young kids to school is they get unwell often. And with your number 2 popping soon, it will be tough if Aden falls sick. But lets be positive and hopes his immunity is strong and he'll stay healthy and happy there :)

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    1. Yes that's what I worry the most, so now must feed him well and strong!

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  20. Cry.. maybe nothing can distract his attention, and Aden shy boy too.. if my daughter, i m sure she won't cry, I worry she will bully others instead..

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  21. I agree with the comment that you are sending Aden to school for all the right reasons. Aden is going to be 3 years old soon and kindies start taking in children from 3 years old onwards so I guess it would work out. All the best to Aden!

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  22. He gets to mingle with other kids, so school should be fun for him, right? :)

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    1. Hehe, that's what most of us think!

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  23. Once he has friends he would be happy in school.

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  24. Your story of Aden going to school make me think of April's first time to kiddie.

    I sent her to school when she was only 2. She cried of course. Then, i stopped, i sent again after a few months. She cried too, but getting better....

    So, every one story is about the same. I can see that Aden is adapting well. You stay easy. Don't sweat when seeing him crying. It is normal. Don't scold or beat him. Just ignore him like treating small matter. Hehehehe! I know say is easy than done. I just speaking from an experienced mother's point of view.

    Falling sick too very common especially when he is exposing to many small kids and different environment. His immune system will get better after a while.

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    1. Yes he's making progress. Oh I know, I just let him cry then I leave, haha (so bad).

      That's what I am worrying the most, not good to see him sick but then, hmm, guess I just need to make him stronger....

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  25. I like to look at Aden's photos. Somehow his chubby face and pose looks a bit like me somewhere as a kid but Aden is more handsome of course.
    I could remember climbing the window grills before 3 years old, crying at my parents for driving out without me! LOL

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  26. my nephew and niece enjoy going to school though... hahaha..

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