Thursday, August 11, 2016

2nd Grader, and 4th Grader

First day of school!

Finally we're settling at our new location, Shekou- China, and today is the first day of school. 11 August 2016.
My kids were so excited to be at new school. But, to be honest with you, I am not.
I loved their old school, the people, the community, the building..and this new school compared to the old one is way below.
Kids were up early today, I guess the excitement of first day woke them up.
I could see Zoe's smiles and spirit was high. I am at the other hand..feeling nervous.
We went down to the parking lot waiting for the golf cart to send us to the school. Yes, the apartment provides the shuttle. I say, it's a cool way to go to school :))

Zoe's little bit showing some nervousness, when she was in line for her class. I saw how she stood, groggy as no one knowing her yet. No one talking to her, while other girls have some groups. They were from the previous batch I guess.
When the line left, she was still stood there not knowing where and how to go. I saw from far, and my heart wanting to scream.. Zoeeee... goooo...go together with your class!! Apparently, she's still confused. I approached her and told her to go. She started to get a little bit panic that she made a mistake. I told her it's ok, it's her first day. It's very normal to make such mistake, as she's not into the routine just yet.
Her mood slightly change, from high spirit to flat..
I was there, feeling bad for her. Deep down in my heart, I really want to hug her tight and's ok dear, it's ok.. It'll be better.
As I went together with her to her class, I saw no other mom/parent. So, I let her run alone...It's so fast until I haven't had a chance to hug and kiss her.
I went home walking, and still I kept thinking about her. I missed her already. I cry home, feeling her nervousness, worry that no one is talking to her, worry she has no friend...
I may be thinking far ahead, I know it needs time. I guess it's just a motherly instinct, no?
She's such a bright kid, she should be fine.
I am praying to God, that both of you will instantly have bunch of good friends today!

Love you kids,


split said...

a Hi to you old friend

Deby Suwito said...

heyyyy... masih aje lu