Our Little Edison is almost 3.5 years old. He is attending his Nursery class in a church kindergarten from 8am to 11am, Monday to Friday. I know most children behave differently after they started preschool. As for Little Edison, he becomes more chatty and sociable. He greets the neighbours, security guards and cleaner aunties every time he sees them.
No doubt, his language skills and vocabulary have improved significantly. He’s able to express his needs very clearly and his words flow easily with less efforts. Recently, he likes to talk like Swiper the Fox. He says phrases like “Oh mannn!”, “You’re too late” and “You’ll never find (something) now.” He makes me laugh.
He is still as fussy as before – especially when it comes to food. He doesn’t eat skin at all. We have to remove the skin from meat, fruits and even bread for him. He doesn’t like sands in his sandals, he doesn’t want to wear certain clothes, he wants to be changed immediately when he is wet or dirty and he fusses over trivial issues.
Tantrum becomes a daily affair now; it ranges from a short ‘easy-to-soothe’ to a long ‘full-blown’ version. It takes a lot of patience to reason out with him and to explain to him why he is wrong. When he realizes his mistakes, he will apologize to me. I give him a big hug and assure him that I still love him as always.
He enjoys writing, drawing and coloring now. I leave his pencils, crayons, markers and drawing blocks on his desk. Every night, he will sit at his desk to write and draw all sorts of things. He can write number 1, 4, 7, 9 and 10 but he’s still trying very hard on number 2, 3, 5 and 8.
Motherhood is not easy. Although I’m often exhausted with work and motherhood duties, I still feel privileged to be given the opportunity to see him growing up, to guide and teach him, to take care of him and to share with him the joy of our life.