Friday, June 25, 2010

Some Lessons Are Learned Best the Hard Way

I always say that some lessons are learned best the hard way, and I've proven this time and again. The other day, this hard truth smacked me hard in the face again.

My eldest daughter Keisha was asking which club she should join for school, as they are required to join one for the whole school year. Her choices were the Art Club, Math Club, Star Scout, and the Young Readers Club. I wanted for her to join either the Art Club so she could be more adept with arts and drawing, and also the Young Readers Club so that her pronunciation skills could be made even better. Henry wanted her to join the Math Club so that she could become even better at Math (something I am admittedly not), but we both disagreed on the Star Scout Club.

A lot of Keisha's classmates were signing up for the Star Scout, but I seriously did not want her to join that club. I felt that she would only become excessively tired if she did, and I was also worried about the strenuous physical activities they might do. Keisha's really not that athletic, and I guess it's partly our fault because everybody treated her like a baby. She was the first grandchild, and both my parents and Henry's mom was crazy about her.

After explaining to Keisha what each club was about, we all three mutually agreed on the Young Readers Club. Keisha does like reading stories, and she agreed to join the club after learning that they would mostly be doing a lot of reading. I signed her notebook with the corresponding club of our choice using a pencil, as I couldn't find a pen at the time. 

Keisha went home from school the following day and told me she erased the check mark on the club we chose and checked the Star Scout because a lot of her classmates were joining there. I was upset not because joined the club we didn't want her to join the most, but because she went behind our back and erased my signature.

I was very mad and hurt for what Keisha did, and although we got everything resolved by night time, I was left with a shocking truth - what Keisha did was very minor compared to the heartaches I caused my parents. I had a hard time imagining how hurt they must have been when I got pregnant and married early. And as I always say, some lessons are learned best the hard way.

Tuesday, June 22, 2010

We're Going to Have Puppies! (hopefully)

Yesterday, we took our shih tzu pets to the vet to help them in the process of making babies (lol). Our female is already in heat, but our male shih tzu won't do it with her. I read a couple of articles on the internet wherein if the dogs grew up together and they feel like they're already siblings even though they're not really related, they just won't mate with each other. But the vet said it could also be because of Ron, our male shih tzu dog's age. He's just a year old and it could be that mating isn't really his thing yet.

We still have two more stud sessions left, and those are really just to be sure. If Princess, our female shih tzu does not become pregnant during this time, we get the next stud session free the next time she goes in heat. But the vet said that he was positive yesterday was Princess' fertile day, after they conducted the vaginal smear on her. I'm praying that when she does have puppies, she won't have a hard time, and that all of her puppies make it alive.

The picture on the left is our dogs. The female one, Princess, is the black and white one, and she's doing the humping in this pic (lol!). Our male one Ron is the mahogany and white with streaks of black one. Ron is actually a standard size shih tzu, while Princess is a bit smaller than the standard size.

Sunday, June 20, 2010

Happy Father's Day!

Wednesday, June 16, 2010

Keisha's First Day in First Grade

Yesterday, June 15, was Keisha's first day in school as a first grader. Her schedule is really early and long - her classes start at 6:45AM and ends at 12:15PM. I was worried about how she would adjust to staying that long in school as her previous schedules only took about 3 hours at the most.

On her very first day, Keisha came home with a star on her hand and another one today. She said today's star was for finishing what her teacher asked her to write the fastest, and her star for today was for behaving really well.

I'm glad Keisha's adjusting to being in the first grade really well, and I'm looking forward to more stories about the new teachers she will meet in the coming days.

Tuesday, June 1, 2010

It's June!

June marks two very important events for me. First, in a few days or weeks, my eldest child Keisha is now in first grade! Yipee! I'm very proud of her, not to mention the fact that I seriously can't help but feel like I'm getting a whole lot older, hahaha!

Second, my second daughter Nicole will be having her third birthday, and I'm really looking forward to it. Time truly flies so fast, and my youngest daughter is growing up so fast. I wonder if our planned trip to Tagaytay will push through, or if we should just go to the mall and watch a movie or something.
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