This year my first born V will move up to big school (Year 1) and will step into a new milestone in his life. He is not only saying bye to his kindergarten life but will also say bye-bye to his school and classmates.
We initially didn’t plan to move him to a different school since we know that he is happy and has bonded with a set of friends. Daddy C and I wanted to gauge how he would handle taking an entrance exam and also see if he would pass or not.
When I got the call that V was qualified to take the entrance exam it felt like I was the one who needs to prepare for it. I told V that we are going to the new school and a teacher will ask him to answer some worksheets just like what we did at home. Then I saw the topics covered on the entrance exam half of the topic was still not discussed on V’s school and when I started to review him he just refuse to answer the sheets because “teacher didn’t teach us that yet Mama.” I settled at the thought that if he makes it well then good and if not it’s just not meant to be.
Four of us were up and drove to the school, V was calm and I was nervous asking him if he was ready, made sure that he ate a good breakfast. He got annoyed and reassured me “Mama I will just answer the worksheet and be my best. It will be fun”
We saw some of his friends that day which made him happy. After the exam I kept bugging him what was the worksheet about I just got a plain reply of “just like in my school mama.”
He passed the exam. He passed the interview. He will move to a new school for year 1.
Him passing the exam felt like I also pass as a Mom.
*photo from google image search