My Lovey is just the cutest! When she got her school uniform last week, she begged, yes actually begged me, to take her to the mall in her uniform after I picked her up from school on her first day.
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I laughed out loud! I suddenly realized that she never experienced having a uniform her whole life. So this was kind of a big deal for her. Of course I humored her.
Though it wasn’t exactly a mall, we had an early dinner at one of our favorite comfort joints, with my Lovey in her uniform, while we were waited for my babyson do his macho stuff at the gym.
First day was a complete shocker for them, especially my baby girl. They have never seen so many faces at one time in their entire lives. A sea of white & green, and they were lost in it. Their life made a sudden 180 degree turn. Admittedly, it will take a lot of getting used to. But I know my kids, they are resilient, they can do this. They just need to get used to a whole new environment & system. Then they will BLOOM! :)
One of the things that shocked them is the lack of seating in the huge canteen due to a big volume of students eating at the same time. They were super excited to buy their lunch but the lines for each kiosk were really long so they ended up eating the cold lunch I sent them very early in the morning.
Whereas before they had a table waiting for them with no need to panic over claiming it as their own, now they have to actually fight for a table just to get a seat & eat. Or do it standing up, like what my babyson did.
Also, it was hard to look for their friends since everybody looked almost the same in their uniform. You have to be either super tall or super fat to be distinguished & set apart from the rest, lels.
Gaining friends for my babyson wasn’t so hard. He’s a boy. Fistbumps are ok & makes for solid friendships. And he saw a lot of his basketball teammates from the village who welcomed him with open arms. However, for my shy little girl, it will really take some time to get her warmed up & open up to gaining new friends. I’m really hoping that she will get a sudden burst of confidence so she can go up to her classmates & push herself in to be part of their crowd.