It has been a tremendously busy couple of months for us. We did not have
the chance to blog about it earlier but Samuel has settled nicely into his primary
school routine. A smooth transition from his kindergarten years.
Back in October after his graduation, his Kindergarten ended the year
with a Dialogue, Holiday Camp and a Christmas Party, in that order.
The Parents-Teacher Dialogue was especially short, Samuel was happy that
he hit another milestone with flying colors but not so happy that the school decided
to pull away one of his ‘party’ reward last minutes.
So, we made it up for him. We got him a present just for being a good boy
The Holiday Camp was packed with fun too. On top of trivia learning
during the camp, Samuel went for 2 trips; an excursion to the Penang Bird Park
and a Christmas Gala at the Masyarakat Penyayang.
The theme for 2012 Christmas Party was Fairies and Samuel went as…. a smart-looking
himself :p. We thought of putting together an elf costume for him but the green shirt
that we’ve bought was beyond big. It’ll not make a smart-looking elf :p
In midst the end and new year party frenzy, we rationed time for serious
businesses too. We got his school uniform, stationeries, bag and all in order
when his school opened on 2nd January. And yah, we also attended his
School Orientation before that, paid all necessary fees and stuff. The orientation had been good for ‘em new kids on the blocks; children
were given a school tour and parents were given a briefing on important dos and
don’ts….. via slides presentation. Wow, we’ve come a long way since our school
time decades ago eh?
For the first 3 days of Samuel’s school, Mommy and Po Po stayed near and help
him to cope. But really, there’s no need for that. Samuel is coping fine and well at
school…. beyond our expectation actually.
At the student care front though, he did and probably still does need a ‘lil
bit of help to adjust mostly due to our working hours. We are monitoring that
but there’s another change coming soon. So we can only do things one step at a
time and for now, we need to encourage him to build his Mandarin foundation.
Samuel’s lower central incisors had been wobbly for quite some time and
we had been patiently waiting for them to drop until one day back in December ….
Well, not one day actually but three…
Samuel complained that his teeth felt funny and rough at the root. Mommy
explained then that it’s because the baby teeth is preparing to drop to make
way for the permanent teeth to grow. But when his complaint persisted, Mommy
took notice and checked his teeth …again.
To our surprise, we saw one of his permanent teeth already cut-through at
the back of his baby teeth :O With his baby teeth still intact :O
We made an appointment with his dentist immediately then to have his baby
teeth pulled-out…. worried sick that his permanent teeth will grow crooked.
But his dentist assured us this is quite normal and the permanent teeth
will grow back to its place over time once the baby teeth is not obstructing it
anymore. Phew…. True enough, one month on, we are seeing very pretty grin from this
handsome boy : )
Holding his 2 ‘gold’ coins from his tooth fairies first thing on 18
Ya, the dentist pulled both his lower incisors out as he said both teeth will
come-in at around the same time.
Our boy, as usual, did not make a squeak at the dentist. Very poise and
very brave. A total contrast to Mommy’s visit to the dentist during her teenage days….
But that’s another silly tale for another time