1. there’s a 10 y.o. who lives in our block. i absolutely dote on her. she had a recitation contest in school.’any poem on animals’ . i chose macavity by ts eliot… sat down and coached her. a bit. last week she made it through the quarters, and semis. in today’s finals she aced over tigers burning bright, and was announced the winner. inner feeling: pride!
2. firstborn participated in a handwriting contest in his section … this was the only contest i ever wished and prayed and willed that MY primary school would have. i didnt want to win at quiz, not at singing, not at art, not at olympiads…. of course they had art, singing, quiz, olympiads, and no handwriting. inner feeling: pompous. (because some of my ideas are being implemented by schools, who never knew( and still don’t know) i have all these precient ideas … )
3. we are not really into celebrating birthdays with parties, food, organising, outsourcing and hoo haa. mostly because i am this tired mum … who CANNOT attend yet another birthday party even if it was her own child’s. but. to cope with lazy mums like me… the school announced today as the field trip day. firstborn is thinking this is his birthday treat. thank you happenstance
inner feeling: relief. (ahem, er happenstance… not being too pushy or anything. but for baby param’s birthday the school could have a sports day or something. heh heh)
4. attending a kutcheri when i least expected to… (see prev. post) inner feeling: magic