I have imagined what it was going to be like at Aluf's first day at school for the longest time. I could still remember vividly my own first day at school. In Kindergarten in 198...ok nevermind, that was a long time ago :D The point is I remember clearly holding my mother's hand at the school yard, watching other kids running around making noises. I also remember feeling rather nervous but excited.
I certainly hope Aluf's first day was just as memorable. I've been putting off getting her into a school because I don't see the benefit of starting too early. I feel like now is the right time. She's getting more and more curious and has been showing interests in a lot of things like language (English specifically), drawing, writing and math. It's clear that now is the right time for me to offer other activities, more structured ones, than what she has been doing at home. As it happens, we found a school that we really like. It's called Bumi Bambini and it's located nearby, about 10 minutes drive from my house. I love the lush, green surrounding of the school, how friendly the teachers are and how independent the children there seem to me. I've written a review on it in Mommies Daily, feel free to check it out if you're keen.
Anyway, Aluf went to school for the first time last Monday, on July 18. I woke up at 6 am to prepare her stuff and made some bread pudding for her snack, with extra raisins that she loves so much. She woke up and had breakfast and seemed so excited to get ready for school. She donned the bright orange t-shirt that the school gave, wore matching hat, a pair of jeans and a new pair of shoes that her Uti bought specially for this day. We asked her to pose for the camera on our front porch and she did so happily while asking repeatedly "Aku keren nggak ma?" :D