On the edge of being a tween

The events leading to this year’s Kampise is knocking on my mommy door, and reminding me hard that I am fast losing a baby and gaining an awkward little lady. No matter how I try to keep my eyes closed, I could not really deny the physical changes happening to my 9-year old. Dressing her up, putting on her make-up and watching her sashay (well, not really because she’s still so awkward) are making my heart flutter and my anxiety levels shoot up. How come I just blinked and next thing I knew, she’s hardly any smaller than me? She even towers over her classmates.

I still haven’t gotten over it. Where in the world is the baby I just popped?

Maxine’s first field trip

Missed this once again as I had a work-related training on the same date. I am wistful that I keep on missing out on these important events but I am trying to convince myself that whatever I am doing for work, I am doing for their future. Such are the woes of working mothers like me 😦

Anyway, her daddy went her and I could see that she had fun! It was exciting that the school prepared a different kind of itinerary for them, which is not the usual field trips for preschoolers. This one seemed like a true learning experience. They went kite flying, watched a puppet show then went to a famous (kind of expensive) indoor theme park.

Busy as a bee

My little cutie pie was made a star during their recent production in her school’s foundation week celebration. All the students were assigned “Houses” and each house was composed of students from all year levels starting from the toddler class to high school. Maxine was made part of Red Agila, which she was so proud of though I doubt she understands it hehe. Since she was the youngest, and the cutest (stage mom alert!), she was the baby and as I said the star. During their practices (I brought her to school during these times because I played nanny when Mama just had her operation), I saw how all her other house-mates take care of her. They were playing with her, carrying her around, and basically vying for her attention. It was too cute for words!

Come the day of the actual presentation, or the field demonstration, where all the Houses will showcase their production numbers, she made a grand entrance, riding a tricycle-turned-mini-float dressed up with a bazillion paper flowers. She was the cutest bee! Her Dad said (I was again absent from this!) that she didn’t actually dance, rather just stood there and be cute. I didn’t think she had any inkling that they were entertaining the guests. And the best thing–their team won for best performance, yay!

Little fun run

Our toddler gamely woke up at the crack of dawn one weekend to join her schools’ fun run, which is part of their foundation week celebration. I remember Ate Mischa had her first when she was in Kinder, and Maxine is much younger now in Toddler. She actually had fun according to the Dad, and even cried when they went home. Haha! Hope she’ll be fitter and more athletic than poor old Mommy 🙂

Day camp

Mischa’s school held a Day Camp for some of their grade schoolers, which she joined. This was not required but the big girl insisted she wanted to join so we arranged our very tight schedule to accommodate her request. It was after all, a bonding activity for parent and child. And thank God we did go (at last the Dad did) with her for it was fun and educational. An independent group facilitated the activities, such as making fires, learning different kinds of knots, and learning other life-saving and survival skills.

The kids who participated were grouped, and came from varying grades and sections, so it was an opportunity for them to meet other school mates. Good thing too that Mischa’s team won, hooray!