Monday, September 08, 2008

First Day at School

Yesterday was the first day of school this term for the kids. It was a drag (for me) after two months of blissful dormant mode.

The news is, this year round I am sending all the three kids to the same school. This was mainly because Sya's school fees has increased to 60% more which if I stayed there I would have to top up. It was a sad thing to leave and a bit of drama too.

You see, Zachary was already accepted in Sya 's school (after entrance test and all) and I had paid deposit of QR5000 to secure a place. However later on, they announced the hike in the fees which sent my lover to jittery. Thankfully I made back-up plan for Sya and Jack. I applied for a placement at Haziq's school. They sat through an entrance test, (which batrisyia failed last two years. remember?) read HERE.(roll eyes. And they were accepted.

I initially did not want to move sya and Jack. I love Sya's school. Sya already establish friends there. But finally, I gave up because lover is certainly not happy to fork up his money to put them in the school.

The next trouble was they refuse to return the deposit and in fact demanded half of Batrisyia's term 1 year 2008/09 fees, which was another QR5000. Without this, sya will not be given a release report of which without it, the company will not pay any money to the new school.

I wrote a long love letter highlighting also my active participation in school for voluntary reading and all. Finally they agreed and charged me only (bleargh) QR2,500 which otherwise would have been QR10,000.

kidsAnyway they are all now in the new school.

Jack was excited and woke up super early. What is not to be excited about?

New shirt. Same like abang's

New trousers. Just like abang's

New bag. Spiderman

New black shoes. Same like everyone.

And the best thing is everyone is going to the same school.

When in school, then only jack found out going to the same school does not mean they are in the same class! When I came back to check jack out after sending Sya and haziq in, I was told that he wept. i was also advised to not let myself be seen by him.

The teacher told me that he wept twice and was very quiet.

he also peed in his pants! HORRORS!!

kidsThis morning going to school was not really an exciting event for Jack. I sat with him for a while. Ask him to take some toys to play with. I asked him whether he was going to cry. he said no. Will he quickly go to the loo if he wants to pee, he said yes. I kissed him and all the drill.

Then I stood outside watching him. Another boy supposedly sitting at his table was wailing and grabbing his father.

Jack sat quietly, hands playing with his block but eyes looking at the wailing boy. And I saw tears were welling in his eyes. He tried hard to control it, but still it trickled down on his cheeks. There he was, still fiddling with the block, weeping on his own, in the midst of the chaos in the class.

I wanted so much to go and hug him. But I know that wouldn't be a good move. But I felt like crying seeing him so lonely there. Couldn't stand it any longer, I called out to him. But Jack didn't want to look at me.

I think he didn't want me to know he is crying. Perhaps tak macho nanti? Perhaps he didn't want to disappoint me.

certainly a different scene from last year's first day at school. Read it HERE.

25 comments:

Lana said...

tau-tau dah gi sekolah, jack ye? nice boy, tak show tantrum all. macho pun, eh?

Verignac said...

teruk nye sekolah tu...dah la tak nak pulangkan duit orang kan...takpa la ...anyway senang la skit u hantar 1 sekolah je kan?? takde la terkejar2 sana sini...

Lollies said...

lana - cepat membsar tau bebudak ni. Alhamdullilah dia tak show tantrum, kejar I ke apa. tapi sayu2 ni buat gua cairlah

verignac - in a way senanglah sikit. masalahnya bila dah ada activity petang. sebab jack2 kecik lagi so no activity. alamatnya aku duduk kat dalam kereta for 1 hour and a half kat depan qis.

elisataufik said...

poor jack!!!
I'm sure he'll get used to it after a few days.. especially when he starts making friends.

elisataufik said...

eh what am i saying? of course you'd know that already.. duh!

Anonymous said...

Komen Pak Malim, kucing ray yang alim.

Dulukan, masa tuan saya ray cat, pertama kali pi sekolah, arwah mak dia akan bekalkan makanan sebab tak mau ray makan junk food kat sekolah, kata Pak Malim sambil berkelah. Masa tu, tahun 1977 kalau tak silap, kata Pak Malim sambil makan julap. (Ubat sembelit). Lepas tu kan, ramai pulak kawan2 ray yang kerumun dia sebab nak makan free, kata Pak Malim sambil memakai stayfree. Lepas tu kan, kawan2 ray yang tumpang makanan ray, semua jadi Doktor kat horsepital, kata Pak Malim sambil makan ikan buntal.
Tetapi ray tak jadi doktor, tapi kawan2 dia yang jadi doktor masih berkawan dgn tuan saya, kata kucing ray yang kaya.

~akuni~ said...

Ala ala ala... cian nyer dia budak kecik tu... teringat gak kat anak aku masa first day tukar sekolah... drama beb..

MULAN said...

oh jack jack memang macho..!!! int'nal school kat vietnam pun camtu. mintak deposit gila2, bila nak mintak balik, hampeh lambat.. takpe la, janji senang satu bumbung sekolah..

rotidua said...

hidup lagi Pak Malim ni. hihih lama tak baca kemerepetan dia.

Sayu plak baca pasal Jack Jack. Kecik nau dah pi sekolah. Cute plak tu.

IbuHaziq said...

huhu...i yg emo baca pasal jack.... :p

anyway...cute nyer the three siblings in their baju sekolah(?)...

Nazrah Leopolis said...

huwah awak pun sama2 kena ketuk dengan sekolah dan supplier uniform skolah ek? itu kasut manyak mahai oooo! padahal kasut itam biasa je. lenkali balik kampung nak stock up kasut bata.

menggigil jugak ni kluar duit macam air awal2 term.


awak, my face pulak naik ruam2 mcm jerawat sejak balik sini. argh!

pastu, the heat kasik kita cepat naik angin ek?

howzayuzz? ada baik? ada uwek2?

Gart the Blue said...

uwaaaaa ..

alahai kesian jack .. tapi it's growing pains, I guess.

*hands tissue over*

cikdinz said...

semua gi 1 sekolah yeik...

Lollies said...

elisa - hahahaha. but then we woman always welcome assurance. and I hope he'd find good friends.

ray - hahahah pak malim pakai stayfree! kah kah kah

akuni - apakah drama itu?

mulan - itulah cekik darah betul depa ni.

rotidua - kecik kan? pastu physically dia amat amat kecik kat dalam kelas tu. micro gila. cari seluar sekolah pun tak jumpa. kecik benor. huhuhu. asallah sistem sekolah suruh gi sekolah awal sangat ni..

Lollies said...

ibu haziq - kita mak mak ni memang mudah emo. huhuhu

nazrah - tulah kasut hitam tu mahal gila. tapi bag kita dah tak muat dah nak letak apa2 pun.

kita pun jerawaaaaatttttt!!! i pakai ubat prescribe. it je yg bagus. over the counter tak jalan. now pakai derma-t.

and yes aku sungguh baran. asik nak marah aje. panaaassssss

eh baby i tak preggie lah. heh heh. tak sempat nak jawab kat awak lagi ni. hopefully weekend free sikit to chat eh?

Lollies said...

gart - snooorrrrrrtttt. eeeiii hijau hingusku.

cik din - semua satu sekolah. senang sikitlah. how are you cik din

OndeOnde said...

first of all, sorry for not being able to help you getting the books - you managed to get them tak? Tak sempat lah sayang oii..!! Ampuuuuun tau!

How much is the Qatar money exchange to MYR? Ni pun sat lagi dah new term kat sini, berapa lah yang nak kena peghabih pun tak tau!

JackJack!! I think it's normal selagi tak ada kawan, dah ada kawan nanti elok lah dia tu!

zan said...

sayunya baca pasal jack2...anyhow by now mesti dah ramai kawan kan :)

seluar jack2 tu tak besau ker..nampak cam nak terlondeh, belt pun tak pakai..tapi senanglaa semua satu skolah jimat masa nak hantar sana sini..

Pp said...

besar nanti jack jack boleh belikan kasut bling bling for mama pulak!!!

atiza said...

aku tiap2 tahu anta anak2 aku masuk sekolah aku mesti nak nangis..pastu aku buat2 gesek mata (macam abuk masuk la konon)..

hehehe

Lollies said...

OO - wehei. no problem. i figured since you senyap tu artinya seboklah tu. tahun depan kita cuba lagi ya.

RM1 - QR0.92 gitulah

zan - itulah bahananya bila seluar dah siap. susah lah cari saiz jack ni. i mmg tak nak pakaikan dia belt nanti nak kencing lagilah susah.

pp - woo hoo

atiza - eh anak ko uoosr sekarangkan? amacam? ada nervous?

mosh said...

jack2 tu memang a very well behaved boy la. of course he'd be very manja sebab the last one (so far)...

BDP said...

alalalaaaa ciaaann abang jack jack...

atiza said...

nervous melebihi Fadhli :)

standard mak la kan...

cikdinz said...

alhamdulillah, sehat semua nya.
tak dapat pergi qatar. hari tu boss yg pergi.
kalau saya kena pergi, nnt saya cari akak ye....