|New school boy hairstyle. Goodbye rambut jambu! *cries*|
Initially, it all went well. He ate his lunch, got dressed and even posed outside the house with his new hairstyle. During the photo shoot, he started complaining about the weather. But then the van arrived, and he got on it, all pumped up and excited.
|Holding on to his neck, still not used to having to use a tie to school.|
|Happy face in the van.|
It got worse as soon as he arrived at school. For starters, Aiden is not used to the new schedule of going to school in the afternoon. By the time he got to school, the sun was shining brightly above his head. As soon as he arrived at the school gate (I was already waiting for him there), he complained about the heat, tugging on his collar and tie with both hands. Because of this, he refused to listen to instructions (what more smile at the camera), so I ended up having to take his hand and help him find his classmates. When we finally found the line for his class, he kept protesting that those weren't his classmates, even going as far as to claim that he had never seen them before and they were not in his class when he took his orientation exam. All this, just because he couldn't find his friend Hisham in the said line. *sigh*
I tried to pujuk him, even pointing out to their class tags and comparing it with his, but he simply refused to believe me. In the end I just forced him to sit in the queue and wait. He gave me a sullen look and sat.
|Muka tak puas hati... no smiles at all!|
The kids were then led into the hall for their first school assembly. He followed the line and then sat with the other kids, still refusing to acknowledge them as his classmates. *shakes head in dismay* Very stubborn, this one!
The assembly was held in Malay (of course!) but I doubt Aiden understood even a quarter of it. Soon I saw his eyes wandering around and then staring into space. He was bored to death!
|First school assembly for Aiden!|
|Parents were not allowed to enter the hall, so we waited outside.|
|Real Kids gang reunited!|
We arrived a few minutes after the bell, so by the time I walked to the canteen, the Standard One kids were already there. I panicked for a bit, because I didn't provide Aiden any bekal, nor did I give him any pocket money (because we were going to be there with him). In the end I found him sitting beside Hisham and some of his other classmates, and beckoned for him to follow me for a crash course in buying food from the canteen.
The first thing he asked for was a cold drink, so I taught him how to line up to buy drinks and gave him some money. I told him he could choose anything (from the fridge) and pay for it himself. Guess what? His face lighted up, all the bad mood from earlier simply disappeared. He was super excited at the prospect of going 'shopping' for drinks with his pocket money!!! #futureshopaholic??? He got even more excited when the guy handed him his change!
|His chosen menu for recess - kuey teow goreng and Milo packet drink. Muka terus senyum!!!|
|Ian insisted on some money for himself too!|
|Back in the hall after recess. Ian was checking out a boy's bag... which featured his current favourite character - Lightning McQueen! Once he even grabbed the bag and attempted to run off with it! *chuckles*|
|At last, a genuine |
|Finally in the classroom. Animatedly showing Hisham, his change from the earlier purchase of the Milo packet drink.|
|Sharing a light moment with his best friend, Hisham.|