“Parents need to fill a child’s bucket of self-esteem so high that the rest of the world can’t poke enough holes to drain it dry.” - Alvin Price
If I can afford not to work 9-6 everyday and be a WAHM, I’d definitely jump at the chance. It’s a never ending dilemma; you want and have to work but at the same time you want to be able to monitor your kids’ milestones, read to them, teach them manners, do simple crafts, and basically just spend quality time trying to shape them into quality people. I try to do that every now and then but the only times I have are at nights and on weekends, which kadang-kadang memang sempat setakat read to him and buka BabyTV sajalah T___T
As he grows older, I think it’d be good for him to get exposures to the outside world and by outside world I do not mean shopping malls. Kids who attend play schools are more exposed in a good way I think, to friends and hence, they learn how to adapt themselves to other kids.
Hadi is the only kid in the family most of the time, except on weekends, when hubs’ cousins gather around at our aunty’s place next door to MIL’s; I think Hadi gotta learn to share his stuffs, which he won’t sekarang ini. Janganlah ambil toys or books dia, unless dia yang kasi sendiri to other kids. Kalau tak, halilintar! Macam mana nak ada adik ni?
I’m not pregnant by the way, just (STILL) fat T___T
Thus I’m thinking of joining the ALIMKids playgroup once Hadi turns 2. I have been thinking of joining since my childhood friend Delma mentioned it to me but unfortunately for us, Delma and her family has now migrated to Oz for a few years. Believe it or not, despite my profession, I am kind of shy in new social environment. Gah! You may puke now.
But as I was purchasing some books from Alimkidsbookshop.com yesterday, I stumbled upon the playgroup page and read this POST, and I was hooked again. Structured playtime, chance for kids (and mamas!) to socialize, group reading and singing and crafting; what’s not to love about a playgroup? The fact it is held on Saturday mornings in Uda is even more appealing; Papa is always at the gym at that time and Uda is 5 minutes away from our place.
Oh and I like that it may provide the chance for me to socialize with other mamas! The first time will always be awkward, as I am pemalu remember? *Puke again* But I think I’m going to like it. And if I don’t, I can always not come the following week, kan? Apa susah?
If any of you JB mamas have any other better playgroup suggestions, do let me know. We have 5 months before Hadi turns 2. Just so you know, from my reading, ALIMKids have programs for older kids (6-12 years) as well; robotic classes, cooking lesson, Japanese course, fun stuffs to get your kids away from the computers!
I would really like to give Hadi a reality check that he is not the only kid alive as he can be quite spoiled sometimes, sheesh! Jom Kasih and Mummy Ayin?