I can’t believe it took me more than 2 years to add another post to one of my blogs! It’s not the right time to scold myself now so I’ll just get down to sharing some updates.
Shaynna is now 7 years old and she’s turning 8 in October! Time does fly so fast and I’m already very anxious about her becoming a teenager (and I still don’t want that)!
My little girl is now in second grade but she’s as thin as she was in first grade. It is still so hard to convince her to eat a lot. The photos below were taken last year but there’s no difference now (except for the larger hair accessories that she always wears nowadays).
Here she is in her school uniform:
In her P.E. uniform:
She experienced her first disappointment at school a few months ago. She didn’t make it to the honor’s list because she got a low grade in Mathematics. Of course I didn’t scold her. Who would have the heart to after hearing from her that she was angry with herself. I even had a hard time holding back my tears when she told me that.
Instead of sulking in the corner, she has decided to join the Mathematics Club in her school and she’s one of the officers.
I don’t know where she got that attitude of standing back up again. So proud of my little girl!
I just talked to my 7-year old. She was so confident and excited when she told me that her Tito/Uncle is going to gift her with cash. They had an agreement before that if she finishes this school year with first honors, she will get 5,000 pesos; second will be 3,000 pesos and third will be 2,000 pesos. She told me she really wants to get 5,000. But it doesn’t really matter to me. I am already so proud of her accomplishing so much at her age. I couldn’t remember being able to read English so well when I was her age!
She even made me promise to add in more if I can. I asked her if she wants to buy something and why she wants it so much. I was already thinking of getting her a yamaha apx500ii (at the back of my mind, I want her to be a singer or musician some day). I even expected her to ask for a doll house but she wanted something more. She told me that she wants to help me build a house!
I left her at the care of my mother and cousin and I for once never felt good about it. I have always watned to take her with me but I just can’t. But knowing how much she wants to be with me, really brought me to tears. God has really blessed me with a beautiful daughter.
Last Christmas, I went home a week before Christmas. No, no, no. My wallet was not ready for Christmas and vacation. I just wanted to see my little girl getting on the stage during their Christmas Program. One of the good things she got from her school is a boost in self-confidence. Every student, from Nursery 1 to Kinder 2, is given a speaking part and at least a dance number! I missed two of her Christmas programs and I could not afford to miss her last year in pre-school. I’m pretty sure they won’t have the same activities when she goes to primary school.
How my heart swelled when I saw her go up the stage and recite a few lines…
It was harder to keep my tears at bay when I saw her dance! She’s a bit shorter than her classmates so she was on the front row. At least, it wasn’t hard to take a video…
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