~ aina’s first day of school ~

06 January 2012

aina's first day of school

yes, big milestone for us. for aina and for me!

the preparation came many many weeks prior to this day. she’s using the schoolbag she got from Naia’s birthday present. we made sure that she had the utensils (spoon, fork and chopsticks) and water bottle… a few days before the school started, Jessi brought her a gift of Mei & Totoro water bottle. it is now her new favorite.

for uniforms, i’m also trying to figure out how to do the laundry the most effective way. after a few days of tinkering, i figured out how to wash and clean her uniform without ironing. i hate ironing, and have managed to do NO IRONING for the past 19 years… and i wasn’t planning to start again.

so, other than uniforms and all physical preparations, there were mental preparations to be done, too.

last year, she refused to go to school because she said she’ll miss me and didn’t want to be separated from me at all. so we waited for another year. then, starting 6 months ago, aina decided that she wanted to go to school and said that she’ll be okay without me and snowy around. yay!

but a week before school started, she got cold feet and told me that she’s worried she’ll miss me and snowy during class. she even cried quietly when she told me about it. after a long discussion, aina and i agreed that if she has photos of me and snowy in her bag, she can take a look at them and they will make her feel better when she’s missing us. so, we printed 5 of her favorite pictures of us and put them in her bag.

we also exchanged and stored each other’s kisses. i gave her about 20-30 kisses and put it in her bag, and she gave me hers too. supposedly, when she misses me, she’ll take one kiss (she calls it heart, because she thinks kisses are shaped like hearts) out of her bag and puts it on her lips.

so sweet :)

after all these, aina felt very ready to go to school. there were kids crying left and right on the gate, but she didn’t seem to mind. she even walked to the gate by herself.

aina's first day of school

when i picked her up from school for the first time, she immediately ran to me, held my hand and rubbed her cheek onto the back of my hand. this means she misses me and needs cuddling. and me? i missed her terribly! i almost never away from her… and it feels weird being at home without her around. yes, i miss her soooooo much! maybe i was too busy preparing aina, i forgot that i would need preparations too…

so, when she rubbed her cheek to the back of my hand, i immediately lifted and carried her out.. showering her with lots of hugs and kisses. hehehe.

aina was very excited about going to school. she loooooves the school. so for the next 2 hours, she didn’t stop talking and told me stories of what happened while we weren’t together. everything, to the smallest detail (like the-color-of-the-string-that-was-attached-to-the-doll-that-hangs-on-the-wall kinda detail). she told me all that while she’s sitting on my lap, so we can keep hugging… :)

aina's first day of school

~ comment (28) ~

Yes, it is a milestone for all of you. not just for Aina.

mimi | 13 January 2012 - 03:29 | reply

hihihi, tanya aja jessi, waktu malem itu, yg nervous malah aku… XD

thalia | 13 January 2012 - 04:47 | reply

Aaawwww…what a cute post. Thal, if you haven’t already done so, you should read “Totto Chan”. You’d love it!

Yosita | 13 January 2012 - 03:31 | reply

yes, i’ve read the book… it but was many years ago.

funny, though… ari’s cousin who’s just moved to melbourne dropped off a few books for us, and one of them is Totto Chan, so i’m in the middle of re-reading it again :D

thalia | 13 January 2012 - 04:48 | reply

Ini Kung Kung.
Wonderfull Aina and Ithal
She looks great and PeDe banget.
I am proud of you both.
Enjoy your school days Aina.

mimi | 13 January 2012 - 07:55 | reply

halo kungkung! aina emang pede banget… she loooves going to school, which is a good thing :D

thalia | 14 January 2012 - 12:21 | reply

Aww, what a big milestone!! Your little girl is getting so big.

I’m curious about your schedule, I know you guys are big night owls… how much did that have to change with her going to school?

Meegs | 13 January 2012 - 10:55 | reply

thank you meegs!!

ah, the schedule! it’s easy, because we cheated! aina is enrolled in an afternoon class, so we can skip the whole waking up in the morning thing all together. well, at least for this year :P

thalia | 14 January 2012 - 12:23 | reply

Aaaaaaina udah gedeeee. aku mau nganterin ke sekolah nanti yaaa :D

Reza | 14 January 2012 - 11:28 | reply

yuuuk! februari yaaa! :D

thalia | 14 January 2012 - 07:53 | reply

sukses bikin banjir air mata. Terharuuuuu banget bacanya. Kalian so sweet banget iiiiiih :’) Btw, selalu suka ama tulisan binggi. Enak banget bacanya. Kaya dibacain gitu deh. Hehehehe. Selamat sekolah ya kakak Ai. Semoga Melon juga nanti bisa pede kaya gitu ;)

nyanya | 14 January 2012 - 01:52 | reply

yay! ada yang terharu jugaaa! gue pas nulisnya sambil rada rembes gitu air matanya… tp pas liat2 komen di sini & facebook, yang lain biasa2 aja tuh, hihihi.

*jadi senang ada yang terharu*

thalia | 14 January 2012 - 07:55 | reply

Aina kalo pake uniform mirip anak2 jepang yah.. Cutee..

Cindy | 15 January 2012 - 12:37 | reply

haha, masa sih? efek botol minum kali ya? hihihi.

thalia | 15 January 2012 - 12:01 | reply

aaaaa…. terharu banget bacanyaaaa …..

Aina hebat ….

pimpi | 16 January 2012 - 10:39 | reply

yay, dua yang terharu! :D *senang*

thalia | 16 January 2012 - 10:13 | reply

Gak sabaar pengen cepet2 nganter anak ckula..he he he.. Aina memutuskan sendiri ya?? kbanyakan anak lain ada yg dipaksa sekolah..

Meiza | 18 January 2012 - 01:08 | reply

iya, dia memutuskan sendiri :) mumpung aku working at home, jadi bisa nunggu buat masukin sekolah… kalo dia ga mau, juga gapapa. jadi ga pake nangis2 dan berantem2an kalo lagi mo pisah…

tapi sekarang mamanya malah yang kangen, euy, hihihi.

thalia | 18 January 2012 - 12:45 | reply

Ah, baru buka tau2 Aina sekolah. Cantik sekali kamu dalam seragam itu, Aina… :) itu berarti kindergarten ya?
Post ini sgt menghangatkan, so sweet, happy, aaaahhh !!!!!

Ohya, minta tips nih, bgmn crnya bs ga setrika baju ???

Susan | 18 January 2012 - 02:52 | reply

yap! i was going to ask the same thing. gimana caranya ga nyetrika bajuuuu :))

angki | 19 January 2012 - 09:50 | reply

bahahaha… baiklah, one of these days, gue tulis tips & tricks-nya yaaa!

thalia | 20 January 2012 - 12:33 | reply

yap betul, kindergarten 1… TK kecil kali ya kalo di indonesia?

thalia | 20 January 2012 - 12:34 | reply

wow, Aina is so sweet and adorable :)
btw aku link blog nya yaa, soalnya aku sukaaaa bacanya

marihuanie | 21 January 2012 - 12:59 | reply

bolee dooong! :) makasii ya!

thalia | 21 January 2012 - 11:17 | reply

What a little baby which i love!! (kiss)

JY | 27 January 2012 - 07:30 | reply

thank you :)

thalia | 28 January 2012 - 07:28 | reply

hi thalia! i read your blog now and then.
Aina look very pretty in her uniform ;)
btw, it is interesting that you do not do ironing for almost 2 decade? how did you do that? :p i hate ironing as well…mending gosok kamar mandi di seluruh rumah deh…;)

kiky | 4 February 2012 - 01:03 | reply

haha, yeah, i still owe you guys that: an entry on how to do laundry with the least amount of ironing (or none)… basically, the trick is in the drying part, whether you use the dryer or hanger.

thalia | 9 February 2012 - 05:25 | reply