Tuesday, July 10, 2012
Letting Go Of The Bottle
We had a heart to heart talk with our son... in as much as we wanted him to continue drinking his milk, he must do it without his bottle, as he already started going to school.
Yes, I'm proud to say, my son already started going to school. And unlike other nursery pupils, he doesn't need to be accompanied in the classroom or in school by a guardian. We just have him carpooled from house to school and vice versa. Very independent indeed. There was even this one time, that he was asking for milk and we were all asleep. He went out of the room, cleaned his bottle and filled it up with water, and made milk for himself. Though we asked him, that the cleaning part would be for mommy and daddy, so it would be thorough and safe for him.
Change wasn't easy for him. We decided that he finally said goodbye to his bottle after 4 long years. It's heartbreaking that he wakes up at night, sobbing, asking for his "dede" (bottled milk). Understandably, it had been his comfort and sleeping companion for a long time. So, we comforted while reminding him of what we talked about, that since he is soon to be "kuya" or elder brother (as we are expecting our baby this year), he must already be drinking milk in a cup or a glass. And for the same reason that he already started to go to class. He simply replied, "Okay, po." We now make him a glass of milk, which he gets to finish drinking using a little compromise... a straw.
From time to time he receives a couple of stars from school and he proudly shows them to us. He loves to draw and color things, promising artist or architect, maybe (hahaha). He can easily figure out his lessons. And when asked what he did in school, he always answers, "We play... we color... we watch TV... we draw...". Maybe that's why he is always excited to go to school.
Looking at how he adapts to all the changes that come to his life, we think he will be just fine. To Yahweh be all the glory, as always.