These photos were from last month. We went to take Abigail to play at Playtime, Bintaro. Abigail is now at her play age. Everytime she bumped into playground she would scream like crazy and pointed her fingers at the playground direction. Haha. We just give in most of the times because we want her to play play play and explore more at this age.
She will turn 18 months by the end of this month. It’s getting more challenging for me as a mama. She likes to clap your hands and ask people around to clap their hands, too, together with her. She likes to dance or hum when she hears familiar nursery songs, and asks me to join her. She also likes to giggle. Oh I just love those giggles. She is not talking much yet but she babbles a looottt and picking up a lot from everything that goes around her. The other day I found her trying to copy me, she attempted to crochet with my crochet hook and yarn. You know, like a pro. It’s kind of the cutest thing ever that this little girl of mine picks up so much from me, but that also gives me a little worry. I mean, how if she picks up the bad side of me? My short temper, for example. Because let’s face it, she now also bobs her head, moves her fingers and said “no no no” when she doesn’t agree with something. That’s just exactly how I say “No”. Well, not something I’m really proud of. But I’m always working on being a patient mama. As a full time mama, my life gets really wild, crazy and overwhelming somewhere between getting things done with house chores, cooking, feeding, playing with her. Sometimes she’s okay playing by herself for 15-30 mins, some other times she wants me to play with her. However, I really cherish every single moment spent with her because people say, there will come times when she’s bigger that she’ll probably think it’s much cooler to play with her friends than with us, parents. I really really wish she still thinks that we’re cool parents when she is grown up. Haha.
Well, I know there are some pros and cons about starting school at early age. I’m not against both sides. It is okay to start school later, it is also okay to start school early. Every kid is different, every parenting is different. We only need to see and observe what our children need and what’s best for them, because we’re the parents. Abigail will start school next month, 3 days a week and 2 hours each day. Actually nothing serious because the activities are just playing and crafting but my main purpose is to let her socialise more with her little friends. We’ve been researching and taking trials at several places before we finally made decision. And in the end we decided to put her to the school she’s most comfortable at. Abigail is a happy kid most of the times, except when she meets new people and be at new place. However, it’s quite surprising that she loves this school since the very beginning and it didn’t take long until she got along well with the teachers and friends. We took three times trials at this school and she was just happy to be there, she even refused to go home at the end of each session. Well, I hope I don’t jinx it but I take it as a milestone.