The day I was waiting anxiously arrived. On the 2nd January, school reopens. YX is all ready to enter the next chapter of his life. We woke up at 6 am so we have ample time to get ready for school. We doesn't want to be late on the 1st day of school, thus we left home at 6.45 am. The school is just located 5 minutes drive away from home but it rained that day. So I can foreseen bad traffic jams.
True enough, the main road leading to the school was super packed. What more, we have to pass by 2 traffic lights and eventually, it took us about 15 minutes to reach the school. Not bad at all since we were still 25 minutes early ! I trained YX by dropping him at the drop off area and asked him to wait for me there alone while I looked for a parking space. At first, he was very reluctant. But I scared him by telling him there were a long line of cars waiting behind me. He must get off fast as others need to drop off their kids too. He quickly opened the car door and jumped down. haha.....
Finding a parking was not a problem and I quickly walked to the drop off area to look for my boy. Upon seeing him, I could sensed he was relief but I was shocked because of all places, he was standing in a pool of water with his bag 20% dipped into the water ! I quickly alerted him only to find that he wasn't even aware of that pool of water. *slap forehead*. Thank goodness only the outer layer of his school bag was wet.
We went up to his classroom (on the 1st floor) and since we were early, many of his classmates were not there yet. YX got the privileges to choose his seat ! He choose the side, front row. The classroom lighting and ventilation is good. All four corners are doors and both sides are windows. Tables and chairs are all plastic and are still in good conditions.
Soon, 2 prefects came to instruct all students to assemble at the basketball court. It was the first day of school, so obviously, there was an assembly. Parents were allowed to sit at the side of the hall. Some Year One students started to cry and hung on to their parents. I was glad YX cooperates and queued up together with his classmates. No tears, no fuss.
Back to his classroom, teacher started the lessons. Teacher doesn't seems too happy to see parents standing outside the classroom and asked us to wait in the canteen. I waved bye bye to YX and suddenly, he cried ! His tears rolled down his cheek and he shook his head asking me not to leave. I thought he was ok, since he was all fine from the start (drop off area and assembly) and I never expected him to cry ! Teachers started to get impatient and I had to leave fast.
While in the canteen, I took the opportunity to try their food. Tasted not too bad. Many parents were having their breakfast there too. A bowl of noodle soup / dry / fried cost RM 1.20. Initially, we planned to give YX RM 1 / day but turned out it was too little.
I checked with the canteen's aunty and was told that they do cater food. Without hesitating, I quickly catered food for YX and was given a table number 74. Food will be placed on the table few minutes before recess time and YX will needs to find his number and eat what was served. It was a great idea.
At 10.15am, it was recess time and I waited for YX by the staircase. Once he saw me, he smiled. I accompanied him until the end of his recess time (10.45 am) before I left for work. He was fine. I believed he already made some friends. At 1.40 pm, MIL went to fetch him back.