Tag Archive: Co-schooling

Just like that, in a twinkle of an eye, two weeks passed.

Time flies when Mama goes back to work. I feel constantly short of time. Not enough time for the unmarked assignments of my students, not enough time for the stack of unironed clothes, not enough time for the dusty house, not enough time to cook a proper meal for my little man, not enough time to accompany and teach him, not enough time to rest and not enough time to sleep. On top of all those, it became quite impossible for any self-time and couple-time.

The Chinese New Year had me very tired as well, considering the packing and unpacking for Malaysia. I was not able to catch rest even when we came back to Singapore. I am quite amazed that I am still in one piece after all these.

After going back to work for almost a month, I think the one thing I miss most is time with little man. A tired Mama is a lazy Mama. I am not able to be as committed as I was in ensuring his daily nutritious meal. I am also not quite able to teach him as much as I intended to. I just feel really tired most of the time.

However, going back to work brought me fresh thoughts and perspectives. Going back to teach the young ones reminded me of why I stay on in this profession. The young ones, though not mine, are as endearing as my own little man. Sometimes, while teaching them, I myself relearn about life as well.

I think I just need to catch up on more sleep and get stronger in health and immunity. There is so much more I want to do for little man. Just putting in down in words so that I do not forget even when things get busier at work.

I want to:

  • Bring him to the library at least once a week.
  • Bring him to the playground whenever I can.
  • Revise his learning in school every weekend.
  • Read to him at least a book a day (Hubby has been doing well in this aspect.)
  • Cook dinner for him whenever I can.

I don’t know how much I can do, but I must try. It’s never easy, but I believe the results will be rewarding. 🙂

Co-schooling

I was talking to Hubby the other day about little man’s teachers and the way they teach and manage the class. I admit I was being critical. All these thoughts just came naturally to me when I was observing the class for the past three days. And I told Hubby that it is beyond us to ensure that little man gets a good teacher every year. Hence, we should not leave the bulk of the responsibility of educating little man to the school. We should be more proactive in educating and teaching him.

It dawned upon me that although I will be going back to work soon, I should continue to make time for little man in his learning. This is not the end of home-schooling. Instead, it is the beginning of co-schooling.

I have no idea how I am going to make time for little man when I start work, but it has to be done. As much as I am responsible for the little children under my wings, I am the only Mama for my boy. If I do not think ahead for him, nobody will.

I do not want to be a Tiger-Mum. I only want to do my best for my son.

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