.sherbet straws.September 14, 2010
Since we moved house, i have been walking the little miss to her school every morning since we only live 5 mins away from her school.
The location of our new place is totally awesome, everything is within a walking distance.
We are right across the street from the swimming pool and the park, the mall and the supermarket is just around the corner….
i just love how this new place is very convenient.
However, since i have been walking Miss C to her school every morning from our new place its been really hard for her to say goodbye at school.
She cried and clings on to me saying that she wants me to stay in school with her, i told her that i can’t stay
then she told me that she will miss me too much when im not there. As sweet as that may be, that my daughter cannot bear
to be apart from me, its not a good feeling leaving your daughter while she was crying everytime you drop her off to school every morning.
This has been going on throughout all week, so i talked to her teacher to figure out whats going on….we need to get to the bottom of this.
The thing is, she used to bounce along to school excitedly every morning when i used to drive her to school,
so the only thing that has changed is the fact that now i walk with her to school from the new house.
So it turns out she has not adjusted to the move as well as we thought….although we have prepared her for the move
well before the sale of our house was confirmed. She kept on telling us that she loves the other house better….
we totally understand that it was the only house she has ever known and that she has been in that house since she was born
so she is very attached to it.
Ever since the sale of our house was confirmed we’ve been preparing her for the move & we tried to keep a positive spin on things…
we told her how great it was that the new house is so close to her school, its also close to the park and the pool so we can go there often,
and all the other good things about it, however she still insisted that she loves the old house better…
Well, i think she is slowly getting around to the idea that this new place is now her new home….
but it might take some time for her to adjust to that, and obviously this is also part of whats affecting her when i drop her off to school.
Her teacher suggested to break the crying habit with a promise of a “special treat” when she is being a good big girl
and not cry when mummy drop her off to school. So over the weekend we talked about her clingy-ness and the crying….
and we told her that if she can be a good girl and not cry this week we can give her a special treat.
During our talk she mentioned that her friend Stella got this cool colourful straws that has sherbet inside it….
we agreed that she can have that as her special treat if she promised to be a good girl this week.
For the last couple of days Miss C has stick to her promise in being a good girl and she did not cry when i dropped her off to school…
she asked if we can go get the sherbet straws after school today.
So after school we had a stroll over to this one specific service station (the only place we know that sells it!) to get her sherbet straw.
And guess what??….they are only .20cents for 3 of them! What a steal!!
i didn’t even know that we can still get candy for 20cents these days! LOL
Anyway, i love those sherbet straws because not only because they are a bargain….they motivate my lil girl to be in her good behaviour
and they also help make me feel better because i dont have to see my daughter crying in the morning…so its a win win in the end.
And another upside of this…after getting her special treat she is more than agreeable for me to take pics of her.
So after all that drama….and a long essay, here are the pics we took after school today…