It’s something that’s been bugging me for months. I’ve been browsing search engines and forums for answers or, at the very least, hints.
My daughter is now 2 and a half years old. By end of June, she’s 3 years old. And that means it’s time for her to go to school.
I’m not quite sure if it’s something I’ve been holding back. I think I’m in denial that my daughter is growing up — and fast.
And right now, I’m panicking. For a number of reasons.
1. A lot of kids her age are enrolled in classes, whether in nursery or playschool. My daughter’s just at home, learning what she can with the books we gave and the guidance of her grandparents. There’s this feeling in me that my daughter’s starting a bit late with schooling. I dunno.
I recall I was 5 turning 6 when I was formally enrolled in a school. Prior to that, I was a “saling pusa” in my sister’s nursery class. She was 3 or 4 that time. Which makes me around 2 or 3 years old then.
So Zee’s probably late…?
2. Tuition. Have you seen how much it costs to put your child in school? PHP40-70K! That’s not counting books and uniform. My head is going “S__T!” Hubby and I don’t earn big. But then again, we weren’t earning big when we started saving up for our wedding some years ago. It took us a year to save up for the big day. This would probably be the same. Except that we didn’t have to pay for milk, vitamins, and diapers for the baby. Hmm…
3. Who will bring Zee to school? While my daughter’s being taken care of by my parents, I can’t expect them to be the ones taking her to school everyday. They’re senior citizens, plus my dad’s health condition doesn’t allow him to do strenuous stuff every day. My mom — well, let’s just say she isn’t that street smart like my dad. Plus the fact that they’re expecting one of us (hubby or me) to be the one bringing her to school everyday. She is our responsibility anyway, not theirs.
We’re both working morning shifts. Hubby sometimes goes overtime when needed. My time isn’t that flexible, either. And we don’t have a yaya.
Unless we can earn enough to cover our annual expenses with either of us staying at home (the probability is that it would be me), we can’t let go of our day jobs.
Dang. All these things are occupying my mind right now. And it’s making me feel anxious, uncomfortable, restless.
I really wonder how some people manage to pull it off. I mean, they don’t earn much yet they can send their kids to school.
Hmm… it probably boils down to managing priorities.
Management ain’t my best asset, though.
Then again, the situation calls for it. So I have no choice but…
I’ve been browsing the web for some schools near our place. I haven’t made any calls yet. Probably within the weekend. Hopefully they’re open.
For now, I just want a school that can teach my kid to follow rules, play with kids — you know, some really baby stuff. Hopefully, it’s a school that has a good environment and good teachers — and rates that are pretty affordable.
Dang, why can’t schools be affordable these days?
Hmm, I think I’ve let out a lot. I don’t feel any better, though.
Post ends here for now. Let’s see how things go about. Hopefully, before the month ends, I’d have some answers and solutions to these apprehensions and questions in my mind.