RJ started to go to school when she was 2 and 1/2 years old. I know that was too early but she was the one who insisted. She was bugging me everyday that she wanted to go to school and she was crying every time the kids in our neighborhood were being fetched by their school service. So when the day care center in our place offered a month long summer class, I enrolled RJ while she was still in her diaper. On the first day of classes she was staring with wonder at big kids who were crying because they didn’t want to be left by their mothers. Then she looked at me and said, “Sige na mommy, iwan mo na ako. Uwi ka na.” (Ok Mommy. Leave me and go home). I was very proud of my little girl.
On her first day in pre-school, she was very excited. She didn’t want to go to school in diapers and wean herself from the feeding bottle. She was the youngest in her class but graduated with three awards. She can read at the age of three and can spell at 3 and 1/2.
RJ is turning eight this month and already in the third grade. Until now I can see in her that same enthusiasm in going to school. She is always excited to meet her teachers and see her classmates. And when she gets home, she has endless stories on what happened each day. And her latest good news is, she is one of those who were chosen to compete in the Nutrition month quiz bee. That is why me and Rhonnel are very inspired to work hard and support her in anyway we can even if it means I have to be a stage-mother. I don’t mind to be called one anyway. lol!