It was Cass’ concert rehearsal day today and it’s supposed to be a no big deal thing for me as Alycia and Sherilyn had gone through this sort of rehearsals over the last 4 years. But it is a pretty big deal thing for Cass (it’s her first ever performance on a stage) and also for me as I tagged along for the first time… together in the big yellow bus with 60 over pre-schoolers and 6 pre-school teachers! Along with me were another mother (she drove her own car) and a grandma who tagged along.
In the past, the hubs would tail the bus in his car and ensure that Alycia and Sherilyn reached the destination. He would then leave the concert hall and did something else, only to pick them up 3 hours later. Actually parents were not encouraged to follow, but how could I have the peace of mind to leave my 4YO baby girl in a big bus with only 6 teachers to oversee over 60 kids? I would worry myself sick at home. I have never left Cass in a trip with her teachers before and I do not think I can let go, not until she turns at least 6YO. What more, with her minor urinary problem, I cannot just leave her in the hands of her teacher, as I know she would not have the time to attend to Cass each time she pees.
I was actually in a dilemma whether to follow or not. My motherly instinct told me to just go. And I have absolutely no regrets. The scene was quite chaotic with small pre-schoolers filling up the hall (and teachers hollering to the ‘wild’ ones) and there were not enough teachers to watch the kids. When the rehearsal was over, Cass’ teacher could not find one of her students. There were 17 number of 4YOs and one was missing and no where to be found! Panic button was pressed! I helped the teacher do the headcount many times but still 1 child was missing. We looked everywhere in the big hall but could not find her! Thank God, minutes later, she appeared out of no where and she got a tongue lashing from the teacher LOL!
Cass and I enjoyed our bus ride very much. It was her first ever bus ride too. Sitting next to Cass is Ethan, the class’ top 4YO boy who reads like a pro.
We reached the destination after a 20-minute bus ride filled with kids chatter and laughter…
A hall packed with kids and teachers. It was a combined event with 3 other branches. The kids were given some snacks to eat before their event. Sorry, no pix of Cass in action as the kids were all donned in their uniform, and I do not show pix of my kids in their uniform with the name/badge of their school in my blogs for their safety.
We had lunch at the Japanese restaurant at our condo. Cass rode on her scooter to the restaurant.
This girl sure has an expensive taste bud now. She ordered an udon set with tempura, California rolls and a chawan mushi.
Cass is one very happy girl today. When Sherilyn came back from school, Cass gloated about her exciting day’s happenings to her sister. Later when Alycia reached home, Cass bragged to her che che again about what she did today 😀
Would you allow your 4-YO or 5-YO child to go in a school outing without you tagging along?
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