Would you believe that Aloy’s very first schoolyear is over? Yes, the school year 2006-2007 ended and I can’t believe how time flies. I remember the first few weeks, it was very hard for him to wake up early, eat breakfast, what more take a bath and get ready for school. His class is from 8:00 am until 10:30 am and most of the time, the house is very busy (and noisy) trying to fix Aloy in order for him to come on time. There was also a time that he already lost interest in going to school because he is being bullied. (I’ve posted my email rant in my e-group regarding this) and I’m glad he also graduated from it. I guess he already became friends with Isaak that’s why he changed attitude. All we can hear are stories like Isaak said this or Isaak did this and no more Isaak hitting him.
I was happy that despite his play to learn attitude he was doing well in school. I was so proud and teary-eyed to see his exam papers because they’re either perfect or with only one to two mistakes. Considering that I have not spent time to review with him (It’s only Nanay who help him study before exams), my son is considered an achiever. But I was not disappointed either when I found out that he did not get any academic awards for the Junior Casa category even if he is 3rd in his class because the system is averaging and there are other classes included. Their first honor Francine is only third in the over-all ranking.
How I wish that we can continue to support and provide a good education for our children (which is very costly here in the Philippines) and I also wish that I could spend more time and teach him so that he can excel more. During my RFM days, when going to Malacañang to be in the registration table for the Ten Outstanding Students of the Philippines (TOSP is being sponsored by RFM), I was secretly hoping that I will be one of the parents of the Top 10 awardees in the future. I guess this is too far out, I have high hopes for my children and this is one of them. Well, dreaming is unlimited I just wish that Aloy will be a somebody someday. For now, I’ll be a proud mom to put a Most Neat Ribbon as a Special Award to my firstborn in his first school year, Congratulations baby!