Exam week is finally over. Both Alex and I are now back in relax mode. I still get stressed out though by the usual stuff: girls fighting over toys, little accidents caused by carelessness, and fixing Alex’s hair the way she wants it with very little time.
Anyway, today, was the start of foundation week in Alex’s school. Their class schedule was different from the usual one. My schedule for the day was actually on time until I decided to braid Alex’s hair, which she loves. I ended up not bringing her to school, instead, only Maxyn and Dada drove her to school. When I picked her up, she was so excited. Her voice was very loud while she says May papakita ako sa iyo Mommy! with her eyes beaming with pride. She took out her notebook number 1 and showed me the pasted exam results.
I am so proud of you, Alex. All your hard work paid off. Never-mind the three mistakes you made in Math. I know within you, you know the right answer.
Ah, I just wish that people will simply compliment her hard work and not complain anymore of the tiny mistake she had. It was hard studying for these exams and she missed playing outside to prepare herself. It hurts me when someone does that and I hate it when I have to correct that attitude. Ayoko lumaki si Alex thinking na her efforts with regards to her academics is always not enough even when she knows she has exhausted everything she can. Been there, done that. I don’t know where and when it started but the effects are still with me until now. I do not want Alex to have the same baggage. Keep this in my my dear readers.