I was worried about how he'll adapt after being absent for so long but luckily he's doing fine in school. He doesn't resist going to school but it's quite hard to wake him up in the mornings. He'll usually say "I want to sleep" and today he said "I want to go kai kai". :-| Some mornings, he'll cry. But I think it's getting better as I threaten that he won't get to play games (Wii or computer) after lunch if he cries. And I really mean it. If he cried that morning, I won't let him play those games no matter how he fussed/cried/protested. And I keep reminding him why he doesn't get to play.
As he was away in Feb, I asked the teachers to pass me some worksheets so that I can guide him at home. I don't want him to be left too far behind compared to his classmates. He eventually learnt how to hold the pencil the correct way. I was trying so hard to teach him last year but he just refused to follow. But once he started kindy, he's learnt to grip correctly. He can't control very well though. So his tracing and writing are quite horrible and his colouring is really messy (way out of the line). Anyway, I'm not worried. It takes time and lots of practice.
~ he's learnt to grip the pencil properly since end of January ~
It was difficult to get him to do his "homework" during the self-declared holidays (in Feb). He can tell me the correct answers (which is taller/which is more) but he doesn't want to follow the instructions. He was supposed to circle the answer but he only wanted to colour them. He just coloured whichever objects that he fancied. And I let him be, as long as he's interested in those worksheets. :-) Luckily we still managed to complete all the "homework" in time.
He's wet his pants a few times in school. He hasn't mastered the art of peeing into the toilet bowl by himself. He tells me he goes to the toilet himself, without the teacher's help. He probably didn't pull his pants down properly before aiming. But last Friday, his teacher told me he peed in his pants, inside the classroom. Haiyo... When he's too engrossed in something, he has a tendency to pee in his pants. I guess it's normal, at this age.
Oh by the way, jie jie's ulcer at her chin has almost fully recovered already. Thanks everyone, for your concern. The cream the doctor gave was very effective. Within 2 days, I can see results (drying) already. Now she has some light marks, which hopefully will disappear eventually.