First Day of Sri Sempurna Days
I knew that right after Schenker starts going to school, our lives were going to change. Our kids time tables were going to change. I was a bit apprehensive with the change, not sure how the kids were going to take it.
The night before the first day of school, we went upstairs to prepare for bed at 7pm. You know if you’re from Malaysia or have been to Malaysia, you’d know that at 7pm, the sun hasn’t set totally yet. So it’s still kinda bright. The kids kept asking why we had to go to bed it was still day time. LOL. That day, I didn’t put them for afternoon naps so they were kind of tired. But they showered, went to bed, had our family devotions. And by 8:30pm, they have totally gone to the dreamland. Just like that.
If you know my family and our sleeping patterns, you would be surprised that it was very easy to put them to sleep just like that. We used to go to bed at 10, sleeping probably at around 11 or 12. But since Schenker had to wake up at 6 in the morning to prepare (transporter picks him up at 6:30), it was necessary that they sleep early.
And so that day, in the morning, I woke up at 5, went downstairs, sat on the couch, and started praying for my son. I guess mothers’ prayers are very different from the fathers’. Will share this on separate post. I remember praying something like that on my labor day. I remember praying something like that on Schenker’s first day of kindergarten days.
It was very emotional.
Then I had to go up to wake him up and prepare him.
At 6:30, he was gone. I shed tears again.
Then I felt, my son is starting to leave the nest already. Where has the time gone?
Then I went up to prepare myself because we were going to go to his school to see his first day.
When we reached the school, I knew we made the right decision. The kids assembled in the assembly area. Before they started, somebody led a prayer. A prayer! In school, they start the assembly with a prayer? My heart swelled with joy. And I got more joyful when I learned that they do Bible study half an hour everyday.
We were planning to leave at 8 am so we could send Samantha to her first day of school. We were already on our way to our car when we stopped and thought about it. It’s his first day of primary school… why didn’t we just see what they did on first day? So we went back inside the campus, missing Samantha’s first day of school. LOL.
We only came home at 11 am.
And so, our lives have changed. We have to put the kids to sleep early. We have to wake up early.
I wake up early. I am happy with the changes.
Note: After 1st year in Primary school, we no longer send Schenker to this school for many reasons. Number one mainly was because the school was very far from us so we thought it wasn’t fair to wake up at 5:30 am, get on the school van at 6:20am and come home from school at 4:00pm.
Schenker now goes to a homeschool centre.