29 October 2011, by Benjamin Heng
We both (wife and myself) recently went back to school! Michelle went back to school to get a course — a diploma in early childhood education. A very brave decision! And I went back to sending Sophie to school! Both of us have been feeling nothing but tiredness and fatigue! But I think my wife’s got the more difficult task!
I mean it’s bad enough that she has to attend full day classes 5 times a week but she also has to submit 2 assignments per week. And the last time she obtained her double degree from Australia was a gerzillion years ago! Ok I’m exaggerating again! But I am really glad all I have to do is drive our daughter to and from playschool and look after her while juggling my entertainment and real estate work! If I am too busy to do so, my wonderful mother in-law will help look after Sophie! How very blessed we are!
My poor wifey’s overly worried and thinks she will not do well in this course! An excerpt from 1 of our earlier discussions on this topic goes like this:
Mich: ‘Babie! I am really stressed out from school! Not sure if I can keep up with the hectic pace!’
Me: ‘What do you mean? Why? It’s only been a week!’
Mich: ‘My classmates are all younger than me! And they all seemed to be coping well ‘cept me!’
Me: ‘Well babie, that’s cos most of them do not have the same drive and purpose as you. You know why you’re doing this! Think of the bigger picture. A career in early childcare will do you good anywhere in the world even if we decide to re-locate to Australia one day. Besides, they do not have a cute and overly-zealous daughter like you who needs your attention when you’re home? You can do this Luv!’
Mich: ‘Really? You really think so?’
Me: ‘Of course I really think so! Remember the bigger picture? And this subject is of great interest to you!’
Mich: ‘You’re right babie! Think of the bigger picture! Thanks Luv!’
Me: ‘Of cos I’m right! I’m always RIGHT!’
Haha… You guys can dismiss that last line! I added that ‘feel good’ line!
On a serious note, I really do think my wife will not only do well in this course but will also do so in a breeze once she gets used to the pace! And me? I can’t complain lar! I better work harder to provide for the family just in case one day I get kicked out of the house! Maybe I should really get back to school? Just kidding! Like I say, I am getting the better deal now as I get to be with our darling daughter more these days! That reminds me I have a very important task ahead! Which is being a parent coordinator for Sophie’s upcoming school activity — ‘UN Day’! I have to coordinate setting up the Singapore booth for this event! Moreover, I get to enjoy the adorable ‘darnest’ things she does at her age!
So please do not get me wrong! I am not complaining at all! Check me out after a few more blogs, who knows? Perhaps I might be singing a different tune! Maybe I will be the one saying the following line to my wife:
‘Babie! I am really stressed out from school! Sophie’s school’
I’ve attached some pictures of Sophie not wanting to go home when I was picking her up from school!