Thursday, January 14, 2010

New Routine

I've been rather busy since school started. The kids are not the only ones adjusting to their new schools, Mommy also need to adjust to the new routine. Now I've to go in and out of the house more times in a day. Luckily PaPa is sending CE to school in the morning. I just need to fetch him back from kindy (take turns with SIL) at noon, fetch jie jie to school and pick her up in the evening. Kakak and didi will follow me when I fetch jie jie. I don't feel very comfortable leaving them home alone as I'll be gone for at least half an hour. But I left them at home today coz didi has just recovered and the weather was very hot. Better not let him walk under the hot sun.

Although the traffic is much heavier and chaotic compared to the kindy area, it's still manageable. It's just a matter of getting used to. Most of the time, I can find a parking lot (50 sen per hour), which my skill can handle. :D Parking is not an issue coz there's an open-air car park a bit further away. I just need to pay more (RM3 per entry). The walk from the car park to her school is about 5 minutes.

Jie jie ~ She was fine the first few days of school. Towards the end of the week, she was teary-eyed when I left her there. Why? Because she wants Mommy. I guess she's just being manja. She didn't mix with the other girls and just stick to her buddy from kindy. Maybe she needs a little more time to open up and make new friends. However, I'm happy to see improvements over the week. She's not teary-eyed anymore when I leave her there and she told me her new friend offered her some snacks during recess time. :-)

On Tuesday, she came back with some "souvenirs". Someone accidentally pushed her and she fell into the small (dry) drain near her classroom. She got some scratches on her knee and hand. Luckily it's nothing serious. She was really brave as she said she didn't cry at all (surprisingly, coz she can be a cry baby at times hehehe).

~ minor scratches ~

Didi ~ He's been away from school since Monday. Started coughing badly last Saturday. Got fever from Monday till Wednesday. Started antibiotics (for chest infection) on Monday but as his fever kept coming back, I brought him to see the paediatrician again yesterday evening. Good thing his chest is clear. He was fine with doctor checking his chest and ears. But he refused to open his mouth. I had to hold him tight and doctor pried his mouth open. *sigh* As his cough was very chesty, doctor ordered the use of the nebuliser and he fussed big time. He didn't like the mist in his nose. Anyway, he survived the whole session, with breaks in between, to talk or cry or "smell" me. hahaha My lousy boy.

His fever has subsided today but he won't be going to school tomorrow. Might as well let him have a good rest at home, wouldn't want to risk an infection again while his immune system is still low. That means he's skipped school for the whole of week 2. I see history repeating itself as jie jie also skipped school a lot when she first started kindy. Hopefully the broken momentum wouldn't affect him much and he'll settle down just fine.

26 comments:

NomadicMom said...

It's always hard to adjust to new routine......

Olive said...

I'm also adjusting to the routine. I can't believe it. I shut the alarm clock and went back to sleep this morning...I was that TIRED. Tomorrow I'll have 2 alarm clocks on standby and my baby better not decide to wake up at 2am to play again!

Mummy Gwen said...

aiyo..poor jie jie. She is really a brave girl. And she is doing very well in school. :)

Hope Didi will recover real soon. Take care ya.

Cynthia said...

your schedule sound busy busy... and poor jie jie for being push.. good she is brave that she didn't cry..

michelle@mybabybay said...

Poor gal, hope he will continue to like school. Help her to make friends with others, then she will enjoy school.

jazzmint said...

ouch...poor girl, hope she's better now. and hope CE get well soon

Angeline said...

I hope he will settle down just find too.
Oh dear, you are the 2nd case which I heard of whose kid (P1) hurt themselves in school...
*huge hugs to jiejie*

LittleLamb said...

everyday you pay parking RM3 so that u can pick up Jiejie? Why not ask her wait somewhere n ask her to look out for yr car n pick her up that way?

MeRy said...

Hope Didi wil recover soon...My poor boy Ryan also sick.

Lemonjude said...

Jie jie did pretty well already...just some small hiccups will make her learn to be independant and brave...

Hope CE get well soon, his body also need to adjust to the environment in kindy...somehow many kids in a sch more or less one got sick the germs is very easy and fast to spread...can't avoid..i also try to look into any food or supplement can boost his immune.. my Terry also mild sick started on Tuesday ago...aft eat med quite ok de...just a bit tired...not let him skip sch..

u also take care ya...your days seems more busy now driving up and down..

BoeyJoey said...

I'm also not comfortable leaving my kids alone with my maid last time.

Jie Jie's progress looks good :-). Kids need time to warm up and get use to the environment la...

My pead told me that it's even better when the child cries during the nubuliser is done... inhale more of the stuff. Hope Didi recovers real soon :-)

Lovely Mummy said...

Poor jie jie, must be very painful on her knee and hand. Hope didi recover asap..take care

twin said...

hope ce gets well soon ... u r one bz woman! must be really stressful. take time to rest.

Health Freak Mommy said...

I think most kids will go thru the frequently falling sick period when they first start to attend kindy. Alycia was sick every single month (twice a month sometimes) and I had to pull her out from school for more than half a year. It took her more than 2 years to build up a strong immune system. I hope didi is better now.
Have a great weekend :)

andrewjune said...

well dont worry about XY...gv her some time to adjust and make new friends and she will want to go to school after that :) hope the scratches go away soon!

as for didi, i guess being to school made him vulnerable to other kids with diseases, so that's why we dont plan to send rachael to kindy so soon.
hope he gets well soon!

wen said...

me too, dealing with the new routine like u except that i dont hv a maid yet to help me out!
XY will adjust well when the time comes..

Anggie's Journal said...

So proud of ur girl ... mummy have less worry .. as for ur boy fall sick .. i think is very very normal wan once they start schooling just like Jeremy ... doctor said it took few years to built the immune system to fight back the virus ... aiyo .... so long ... we have long way to go la in this matters ... BTW, Jeremy is doing well now in school :P adapting to his new teachers ..

jacss said...

emmm, things don't sound too good ehh :(
can certainly imagine those hassle of picking up school kids, traffic & parking....gosh, some more hv to pay for parking fees ahh, adoi!!
like that d next time i see u, ma left bone lor...getting skinnier lor!!
hopefully cheh-cheh will soon 'LOVE' going to school.
as for di-di, no joke the 'sickness' is really the 'norm' at the beginning of exposing him to kindy environmt, just hoping that his immune syst could be built up to win over this battle SOON :)

Bryan and Brandon's Mama said...

So you jadi bus driver now eh? :) Poor didi, the bug is going around. My boys (all 3) also kena and still recovering. Bryan also missed 3 days of kindy in the 2nd week.

Everyday Healy said...

So brave, jie jie. Mummy must be very touched. :)

Denesa said...

Totally agree with you that parents also need to get used to the new routines. Though tough, through time, things will become better:)

JO-N said...

I can imagine that. It will take you some time to adjust to it. For me, this year's routine is a busy one too, with two in the morning and one in the afternoon.

Both your children would do fine in school soon.

Irene said...

hope jiejie is ok. those minor bruises, keksim see but makes them strong yeah :)

hope didi is all better now. gambate mommy!

BabyBooned said...

aww it sucks when the kids start catching bugs from school. gibran had the sniffles last weekend from school but luckily it wasnt bad. i foresee more in the future though :( nabeel is also home sick with very high fever. urghhhh i swear some parents should be sued for letting their sick kids go to school!

2ma said...

since this is already the 3 rd week of school, i believe your kids have settled down, and start enjoying going to school

Sarah's Daddy and Mommy said...

I have heard many frens said that kids will fall sick easily once they start kindy, is it true?