The last entry for this blog is dated about a year ago and today, in the midst of rushing for the dateline, I had the cheek to upload an entry drafted about the same time; and it has been waiting to be posted since then.  And I finally did, later this evening before I left the office.

So many events took place during my absence (in the blogging world) and I don’t plan to put everything in here.  Perhaps I just pick some of the more memorable ones and one of them is my internal battle whether to send Iris to school before the end of this year. It happens 3 months back (about in February 2011).

The pressure originated from my mom who couldn’t stop comparing Iris’ progress with the other kids (in Miri) who are a few months my girl’s junior.  Occasionally over the phone she will ask me if I planned to send Iris to school because so and so’s son is already going; or so and so’s daughter already knows how to write…  And I often brushed her notion with the fact that Iris is doing well “home-schooled with Mickey Mouse”.  Well, she learns a lot from the program and her command in English sometimes amazes us.  Or when mom says that this or that girl can count 1-10 after going to school; I would respond “without attending school, Iris can do more just by watching Mickey Mouse, so what is the use of school?”  Ohhh, bad answer! Bad answer!

My negative attitude towards school only suggests that I am not willing to let her go off yet; because I feel she is still very young and I was afraid that she will be bored with school if we sent her too early.   As long as she hasn’t reach 3 years old, I’ll put the matter to rest.  For now, I’ll just let her learn from Mickey, Oso and Little Einsteins.

Playhouse Disney’s Mickey Mouse Clubhouse

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