If you’re following me on Instagram (follow me here!), then you know that I recently found out that our little girl can start going to school already. I was very excited at first because I (and the rest of the ladies of my family who are also “Old Girls” – this is what the graduates of Assumption are called) have always looked forward to the time when the new generation of girls in our family will also wear the plaid skirt.
Seeing that the deadline of application is already on April, The Princess’ Tita P already got her a copy of the list of requirements from the Admissions Office. Daddy A prepared the application form while I took care of the legal documents needed for the application. Many thanks to NSO Helpline for being so prompt! The Princess’ birth certificate and our marriage certificate arrived just two days after I placed my order. The representative I talked to is super nice as well so I really had a pleasant experience with them. I will definitely use their services in the future. :) If you’re wondering, it costs PHP350 per document.
Since everyone is so excited about her going to school, The Princess began to get excited as well. Whenever asked where she will be going to school, she’d proudly say, “Assumption!” We have yet to go through processing, but she sounds so sure already! Haha.
Recently though, my excitement shifted to nostalgia and a bit of anxiety. The minis are extremely close with each other and with The Princess starting school soon, it means that she won’t be spending full days with The Little Man and I. What made me feel even more sad was when she asked me if her brother can go to school with her so they can still be together. I told her that her brother can’t go to class with her, but that we will be waiting for her outside when they’re done. She hugged her brother after that, then said, “Wait for me, ok?” Gosh- I am getting teary-eyed just writing about that very ma-drama moment with the kids yesterday! Sigh!
I know, I know. It’s just Junior Nursery and she will only be away for a few hours a day. I guess what’s bothering me so much is the fact that she will eventually gain friends and her world will no longer be just about Mommy, Daddy and her brother. Soon, I will be seeing her play pretend princesses with other girls when it used to be Mommy as Queen Elsa and her as Princess Anna (with special participation of the Little Man as Olaf and Daddy A as either Kristoff, Hans or Sven haha!). I just realized that I often complain about the minis being so clingy while here I am, being clingy myself… but that’s my baby girl we’re talking about! :(
Ok- enough drama! :D Like I said, The Princess still needs to go through processing and assessment. If she passes her readiness test, then we shall send her to school with a bit of sadness but lots of excitement and joy. I’m sure she’d enjoy school, just like how she enjoyed her Gymboree classes so much.
Do you have a child who’s starting school this year too? How do you feel about it?