Yes! One more day and the first week of school will be over. And I must say it went pretty well. The little one was awoken in the mornings on her own without any problem ! Guess it helps when I make her go to bed by 8.45pm, with short cat naps during the day in the car when we can manage it or if she will co-operate do it :D
And we managed with just one car. A little bit of inconvenience at times but it is working out. I drop the two younger ones and the husband at the office in the morning and come home with the car. Then its marketing or errands with the MIL, until it's pickup time for the kids. In the evening, when picking up the oldest or anyone from enrichment, I will swing by to get the husband from the office. The oldest get sent to school by FIL, and I think its great coz there is no stress in rushing her to be ready early and no need to face jams at two locations which makes it better for all concerned, AND it provides for some grandpa and granddaughter bonding time!!
Also, since I stopped fetching my son to school 4 years ago (when he changed schools in P2), we stopped praying together in the car in the mornings. Now, we can do it again together, and we did it this morning. It feels GOOD to start the day with a prayer with the children :D
Blessings come in disguise, I guess.
And you know, I just found out that the children think D (note: I will stop calling her lil D coz she's a BIG girl now!)brings a lot of money to school. Heard from the oldest's best friend that she heard D brings $130 to school. This girl's sister is in the class that D's buddy is from and news travel. They must have asked her how much money she brings to school, and our friend (D!) has forgotten all the money classes she learnt in pre-school. She was given $1.30 cents but when she counted she counted 130cents (which is not wrong, I guess). She must have forgotten and told her buddies she has $130!! Well, this MUM will NEVER allow her child to bring that much money to school, and with that amount we can probably feed the family for a week!
Hope your week, and year has started as well as mine.