Okay! Today is the life I somehow envisioned. I sent my son to school, alone! Of course I was scared. There are lots of uncertainties, not sure if I’m upto it yet. Not to mention, yesterday, I saw a kid wearing the same outfit as Edward, I immediately panicked thinking it was him with another adult. Haha, see how unprepared I am. So I was happy that we were able to survive.
Honestly, I get bored waiting in school, I tried bringing a magazine. And no! It’s not Seventeen as husband suggested. It was a business magazine, I browsed until I got bored. That’s probably in 10 mins.
So I’ve decided to explore the area. Went to Merriam Bookstore and got 2 cool books at a cheap price.
I did a few price research while browsing. I’m into DIY flashcards now. I saw blank flashcards probably 3×5 size selling for 29.50 Php for 50 Pcs. It looks like a blank Corona 3×5 Index Card selling at 34 Php for 100 pcs. Then I realize that the one I’m using is cheaper as it’s 33 Php for 100 Pcs. Of course, the Corona has better quality as both sides are smooth. If I exhaust this, I’ll think if I want to switch.
Next, I did some grocery and bought Kalvin a pasalubong. Then I was back in school, trying to see what’s happening inside. And mainly getting scoops about the lives of other kids. Hmmm, so I guess that’s a normal boring morning.
Right after school, while having lunch, Edward started playing with his first activity. He loves stickers, that’s why finding an affordable store is a must. The set he played with today costs 7 Php wholesale price for a minimum of 12 pcs. Since we can’t find a decent sticker album we used drawing book instead. This cost 15 Php.
While Edward was sleeping, I started working on his worksheets. This one failed, he didn’t want to do it.
Remember in my previous posts, I mentioned looking for an alternative to save my printables? I found my solution!!! Acetates, we are putting acetate over our worksheets. And with washable markers, we can reuse it over and over again. Merriam is selling it on a retail quantity. 21 Php for 5 Pcs. Super proud of this workaround.
Next, I’ve introduced him to marbles. I promised him before that I would buy him marbles, since it’s one of the childhood games I know. Merriam is selling a pack for 15 Php. I absolutely don’t know how to play it so I taught him what I learned in the Nanny Patrol. I made him practice scooping with a spoon. Hopefully, this would improve his skills.
But Edward has other ways to play… Yup! With his trucks.
Here are the rest of his activities…
Overall, I am happy with today as I was able to spend time with my parents and sisters as well. I even got a souvenir, a scratch! For chasing the marbles… And after 2 days of walking in the sun… I am taned!