Three Sundays ago saw us spending our Sunday at a basketball court in a nearby village for David’s school’s Family Day. I didn’t read the memo thoroughly so we went to the event early with our shirts on with our baon of some Monde Mamon and a couple of water bottles. It was only upon arriving at the court did I figure out that we were part of the Red team and that we should have been wearing red shirts. (David and I were wearing blue, Dan was wearing green…AYOS BA?!) Good thing our house was just a quick drive from the venue and so we were able to change into our team colors right away.
David goes to a progressive preschool. Every quarter we receive an assessment report from his teachers that narrate David’s developmental and social skills. There are recommendations too like if he needs to practice his writing more, sequencing numbers, coloring within the lines etc but that is not the emphasis of the report, which I like to be honest. The latter are skills he can learn eventually but how he develops as a person is what I want to watch out for. I want to know if he’s generous with his classmates and if he relates well. Although some can say that these are values that can be picked up both at home and at school, I want to know how he is though when we’re not around him. What does he pick up from us? Is he caring, does he share? Apparently, he talks a lot at school and he loves chatting with his classmates so much that teachers often have to remind him to not talk during class 😛 Ok, I think he got that from me hehe. He also LOVES his school. Lord knows how fast he always takes off from our car whenever we drop him off so he could play with his classmates before class starts.The blurry DWs in a Batman and Robin costume relay race
I loved Fun Day, even though Dan and I were reeling from hunger (we didn’t have any breakfast and coffee because we were running late). I didn’t have anything like this growing up. We only had field demos in our school quadrangle. I think I was in Kinder when I, along with other kindergarteners danced to Olivia Newton John’s Let’s Get Physical — obviously my teachers there were blissfully unaware that us kids were dancing to a song about sex hahaha. My parents patiently sat through all of my and my brothers’ field demos and took lots of pictures. This time it’s different. We were part of the games and we played with David and his school mates. I love that we bonded with David in a new way. Even if I’m a klutz and I couldn’t run to save my life (it was team Dan and David all the way) it was so much fun. Most of all, we had a new story to share, another milestone attained, another feather in our cap, another memory created.
Yay Team David!!