After 10 years, 4 of which I’ve been hinting, nagging, asking, hinting again until I didn’t need to do anything no more when a part of it decided to snap…we decided to trade a resort teak style bed for a modern, storage, hotel-esque one. The spur of the purchase was further catalyzed by the idea of spring cleaning (out with the old, in with the new self-assurance logic) and so we told the salesperson that we would only confirm the deal if it could be delivered before CNY.
It arrived today. And woah, it sure was huge. I don’t recall needing to have to heave myself onto the bed when we were bed sampling at the recent home & design fair but oh do I forget, that the platforms at those exhibitions? They do not exist here.
So yes, I will need to use more effort to get on bed for a good night’s rest from now on. My mom even joked and asked me not to roll off the bed while sleeping lest I get a bigger injury. But I’m happy that I’m finally sleeping on a brand new bed that feels like I’m perpetually on vacation. Which may be a good idea since I don’t foresee a holiday anytime soon. But probably a bad thing (the bed) since getting out of bed in the mornings is already an achilles’ heel. And can I add in the random tidbit where I no longer have the cobweb thought that some girlfriend in that early party of the decade got to roll around the bed before I did. Petty, I know!
A friend of the husband recently contacted me to inform that the school her daughter’s currently attending is starting to open for pre-registration for YOB 2012 babies. Being the lazy ass mom that I’ve been told, I didn’t think to action on anything for the son till her little nudge. And so I decided to write to the school to enquire about the process of registering one’s kid into a pre-school. I was pleasantly surprised to receive a reply some hours later that there was availability at the new campus which was practically across the road from the existing campus which would also have availability next year. Now, being the greedy…I could wait it out and potentially end with no play schools for Chungkin to socialize in. Or I could say yes, jump on it (will have to do the school visit and FAQ, vet through curriculum & all that), and then scurry to plan ahead for Q3, I don’t know…perhaps consider a permanent part-time work arrangement if anyone’d have me, or put that free time to some good use. BUT just thinking about it makes me so undecided! Here I am, wanting my son to share his coming-of-terrible-twos with his other terrible-twos mates for at least half the day before sharing the rest with me. I can already picture myself telling the Bo that I’m working to mainly finance this school thing and also to have my own socializing while the little man has his. Yet on the other, I could still continue what we’re doing now – parent accompanied classes whenever he feels like it. Learn things together, do an extension of it back home.I’d probably have to find a way to be a little more firm though and not let him twiddle me around just by flashing those pearlies.
Experienced and been there done that moms, do share your experiences! Play school or not? Worth the sanity? What on your preschool’s checklist?
What I do know now is that I absolutely dislike how the “system” here flows and how it is inadvertently turning into one heck of a momzilla. It’s probably what’s expected out of kindy & primary school kids these days that’s sounding all alarm bells and chuck aside all plans to just do the learn through play, explore through environment type of thing.