A Pleasant Surprise At The Little One’s School

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I did get a very pleasant surprise when we went to the little man’s school earlier today to get his report card. He was not able to go to school yesterday as he was feeling a little bit off, so I was really delighted to find out that he was one of the 2 students who managed to get into the top list of their class for this grading period.

It looks like we are doing something right, and I cannot be more proud of the little one for all the efforts he’s put into learning his lessons, doing his homework promptly, and studying for his exams. Two thumbs up for the little guy who now volunteers to do his homework, it is a far cry from the reluctant preschooler who makes up a gazillion of excuses just so he can put off doing his assignments for much later! :)

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My main concern for the little one’s schooling is for him to learn and enjoy while doing it. I would love for him to have the initiative and the passion and hunger to learn more. I sure think he is having a great time at school and the high marks and the top 2 rank is just icing on the cake. When I know that Jared is having a grand time at school, enjoying every bit of it, and actually learning, I am more than a happy mum! :-))

This is the last stretch of the little one’s academic year and we need to get ready for his final exams scheduled next month. I do hope he continues to perform well in school.

How did your preschooler fare this quarter in school?

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The Little Man’s First Visit To The Dentist

I thought it was the best time for the little man’s first dental visit this year so I checked online for potential dentists to try. I was actually advised by my pedia to check out pediatric dentists in Manila instead of trying out regular dentists locally, as pediatric dentists know perfectly how to examine and treat the little one’s chompers. After a few online search, I have found exactly the pediatric dentist my pedia was talking about. But it was a good thing I came across a mummy friend, Gene, who went there earlier this year with her 4-year old toddler and recommended that I check out this other dentist, instead.  Which I did. I went to check for the dentist’s contact details online and contacted him the next day.

Dr. Edwin G. Vismanos of the Happy Child Dental Clinic responded to my inquiry, and was kind enough to give me instructions on how to go to their clinic, too. We scheduled Jared’s very first dental appointment on the 2nd of April.

The Very First Dental Appointment

The place was easy enough to find. The most distinguished landmark is the Sto. Domingo Church and you just have to take the footbridge in front of it to get across.  Besides, we took a cab to go there so that Jared won’t have to endure the heat while riding a public transportation. That way, even when we had quite a long journey {we are coming from Bulacan, remember?}, the little man still looks fresh when we arrived to the place.

The little man actually thought we are going to ActiveFun and good thing there was actually a makeshift play area in the clinic, complete with a little slide and loads of toys for Jared to enjoy and pass the time while we wait for our turn. The dentist was currently attending to two little patients when we arrived and the little man thoroughly enjoyed the slide and the toys by the time it was his turn to be checked. Meanwhile, I busied myself filling-up forms while waiting.

Before we took to the dentist chair, the dentist explained the full procedure to me, complete with photos and illustrations so that I can fully understand and grasp how the process will go about. Jared’s examination probably took only about 5 minutes. Of course, he was putting up a fight and I had to carry him on the dentist chair just so the dentist can peek right through his mouth. The little man was crying and making a fuss, which is just what I expected. Dr. Vismanos quickly perused his teeth and counted them, too. After the examination, the little man was made to pick for a toy reward and as expected, he went for the little blue toy car!

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Our Disney on Ice Experience

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One of the highlights of our 2012 will have to be the Disney on Ice: Princesses and Heroes show that we watched on 26 December at the Smart Araneta Coliseum. Apart from being such a lovely experience, it was also momentous as it was the first time that the little man get to watch a show like this and his first time inside the Araneta, too. I’ve been there numerous times in the past as I’ve watched a couple of my favorite bands concerts.

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For a first timer, I’d say my little man aced it! He was all eyes on the characters dancing on ice and would do as the rest of the audience do when it is time to give a round of applause for one enthralling performance. And what he actually enjoyed the best will have to be the time Mickey and Minnie went out to the stage to introduce the princesses and their princes. The endearing mouse is, after all, one of Jared’s all-time favorite characters and if only for that, I would say the money spent on buying tickets for this show is money well-spent.

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I am fully aware that Disney on Ice runs every Christmas at the Big Dome and it was actually rather untimely that we get to watch the show now that it is  featuring the princesses {I believe that little girls would’ve enjoyed this one better}. But, nevertheless, the little man still had a wonderful time watching the characters that mum grew up with and used to watch as a little girl, even when his own favorite characters were nowhere to be found. He was particularly enamored with the seven dwarfs and would blurt into “hi, ho, hi, ho, it’s off to work we go..” even now.

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It was such a great show and we simply love the choreography, the colorful costumes {imagine Ursula from The Little Mermaid and Genie from Aladdin coming to life}. They even had a little fireworks display towards the end of the show and I find the grand finale quite magical, with that golden chariot to boot! Oh well, I bet you can tell that I enjoyed it much more than my little one!

I will make sure that we watch this show again next Christmas and I will cross my fingers that Lightning McQueen, Buzz Lightyear and Agent Oso will be present this time around! :)

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