Being out of school made was ok for her. She grew up a lot within that one year and in a way, being out of school at that age turned out to be a good thing, I think. But now is time for her to be in school. She's going to be 4 and if we are taking the international route, year 1 will be next September. A lot to catch up.
At 3, she knows everything she needs to know. Her verbal communication is good, she can read, she can count and her general knowledge is fairly good. Especially since her only teacher is iPad and me. She is ok for her age except that she doesn't know how to write yet. It takes a lot to teach her to write and I haven't got that level of kesabaran!
When we moved back to town, we decided that it's time for school again. We enrolled her into a school next door to our place and I'm very happy with it. It is not like the typical play school or kindy. It is more private and lessons are mainly 1-2-1 which I think is what she needs. The teacher is also a very passionate Scottish lady and has really good track record too. I was sold!
Off to school for a trial class and then my son came along and decided that he is also ready for school. We had not thought of sending him yet as he is not even 2 yet but he was really independent and the teacher said why not send both of them together. Really?? OK! Why not!
So off they went and been going for the last 2 weeks. My daughter is still clingy and still have separation anxiety but my son was a champ from day 1 and did not cry at all.
I'm so happy they're both in school. It's only been 2 weeks and it's already the school holidays.
The first few days without them in the morning felt really weird and quiet. I didn't know what to do but after a few days, I was really really enjoying my time alone. Even if it's only about 3 hours a day but it is so good to be alone.
Well, not entirely alone because my husband and maid is still around but you know what I mean.. 3 hours of no cleaning butts, no shouting around the house, no screaming.. Is just so wonderful.
I feel so selfish because I actually like this alone away from kids time but come on, give me a break. I'm still human and I need a life. 3 hours is all I need and slowly, I'm looking forward for more alone time so I can regain back my life. I've been so tied with the kids for so long!
Good they are in school!