(This is yet another quickie… )
Tomorrow marks Nate’s third week in nursery school. He’s been doing great, except for two episodes of crying. Both were caused by a craving for the bottle. Nate is turning four in a few weeks, but he is not yet weaned from the bottle.
We’re working on that now, reducing his milk intake to just 5 ounces per bottle, at about, hmmm… maybe just 4 or 5 bottles a day. (I think Nate will feel so deprived with just 4, haha.)
Luckily, he “agreed” to drinking milk from a glass instead of the bottle when in school. (Yup, this little boy knows how to negotiate…. Negosyante in the making? hehe)
Other significant developments, aside from the bottle withdrawal-induced meltdowns, are:
- He now wakes up automatically at 5:30 AM, as if he had a built-in alarm clock. (Yup, the day starts early for all of us, leaving the house by 6 AM to make it to the girls’ school by 7… Ideally, Nate should be sleeping while he waits for class to begin at 8 AM. But how can he resist playing in the school grounds and the playroom?)
- He can now identify the parts of the face by pointing to the part when the teacher says it in Mandarin! Wheeeee! Happiness! He now also understands “ting!”(second tone) which means stop (as in “stop running”, “stop crying”, “stop playing na, now na please!” Only, they’re in Mandarin. His Mandarin teachers, who have been so patient with him, must be exhausted after handling Nate, teehee.)
I’m quite happy with his school, but I shall write more on that in my next post. I must go and tuck the kids in bed. Tomorrow is another early day for us.
Happy Father’s Day to all dads around the world. There is a growing new breed of fathers though – the stay-at-home-dads. And they deserve to be honored and recognized for taking a road less travelled. Read more about them here. For healthy gifts for dads/husbands, we have suggestions here.