Ryan @ 6 years 8 months
This date, 2 January 2013 marked another milestone for Ryan.
This date, he officially goes into Standard 1.
The night before, I couldn’t sleep. It wasn’t until 4am I managed to catch a wink before being awaken by hubs’ frequent visits to the washroom due to food poisoning. I think I slept less than 2 hours that night.
I wasn’t sure my sleepless episode was due to over excitement or simply insomnia. As a result of my lack of sleep, I woke up with a sprained arm and totally zombified.
Anyways, the alarm went off at 6.45am. It was easy getting Ryan up. First he’s always a morning person. He wakes up 7am almost everyday during the school holidays, so waking up early is not an issue.
We left the house at 7.25am and reached the school 10 mins to 8.00am. I guess next time we can wake up 15 mins later.
When we reached the classroom Mozart 1, it was almost full. Most 21 students were already seated. Some had the anxious look, some with a curious face and some gave out a blurred looking face. In short, the whole class was quiet with a bunch of serious kids. Haha.
Ryan chose an empty seat and that seat eventually becomes his permanent seat now. He has girl as his neighbor on both sides (Jasmine on left and Madelaine on right).
Ryan settled in very fast. At home he already told us we can go home after dropping him off but I insist I would stay. He forbade his daddy to go. I guess he’s feeling the stress with hubby around.
Nevertheless we left 45mins past 8.00am because hubby need to go see the doc. I went back again to see Ryan during his snack break at 10am. This time I brought lil B.
Ryan was surprised to see me. He asked ‘Mommy, why are you here?’. I told him it’s because I want to make sure he’s all good to which his reply was ‘It’s ok, you can go now. I’m a big boy’.
Ryan’s snack and lunch is provided. His very first snack was Tuna Croissant and Vitagen. Being a very picky eater, I’m surprised he finished his meal. I didn’t go see him during lunch but I was told he ate rice with tofu and vegetable / plain water.
I picked Ryan up at 3pm. Noticed he was already making friends. Smiling and chatting all the way. One of them being Isaac, a Japanese mixed boy. They seemed to be able to get along pretty well. Ryan couldn’t stop talking about him and how Isacc wants to sit with him when opportunity arises. Ahh kids. So funny and pure. I’m relieved and thankful he has found a friend making his settlement much easier than my expectation.