Have I mentioned here in my blog that I
think thought stage moms are either corny or are losers or wala-atang-exciting-na-nangyayari-sa-buhay? I’m not saying I’m changing my opinion about such moms (you know, stage moms like…well, stage moms like me, ;)), but even if a non-mom or a busy-busyhan mom will accuse me of being corny or think that nothing exciting happens in my life, I won’t take offense. Guilty as charged.
While my husband and I do have a business to run, it is things about my son that excite me to bits. As in. So when I received a note from his teacher of a Parents’ Orientation to be done at the Brent International School Gymnasium, I actually got excited. I know, ang loser talaga ng dating ko! But what the heck, that’s what I felt!
And so hours before the Parents’ Orientation, I was already dressed. I wanted to make a good first impression to the other parents. OK fine, I admit that I want the other parents to think, “Ay ang ganda pala ng mommy ni Raviv. Mukha pang ang cool.” (I’m crossing my fingers that no one from my son’s school reads this.) Hehe.
So what exactly did I wear to represent Team Raviv? Here:
- Chloe black blouse
- Giordano skinny jeans
- Dooney & Bourke leather bag
- Melissa wedge shoes
- Earrings from Girl Shoppe
It’s frustrating that the blouse does not register well on the photo! Its details are actually really nice! Here’s a closer look:
The detail I love most about this blouse is its sleeves! I love how it slightly (unlike the 80’s OA style) fluffs and then gently tapers off to hug my arms.
I also loved how the intricate details at the bodice were executed–from the subtle patterns and folds to the dainty ruffles!
And did I say that this was made of 100% cotton?
I opted for this ensemble because it felt safe. And classy. I did not want to wear anything that even borders on being risqué. After all, it was my son’s toddler school orientation.
By the way, it seemed like it was not just I who wanted to make a good impression. Most of the other moms were all primped–grabe, ang gaganda naming mga moms sa school ni Raviv! 🙂 And para kaming United Colors of Benetton: there were Korean, American, Indian, Japanese, Peruvian, and of course, Filipino parents.
Chika minute: After the orientation, I got to chat with the Mrs. Olivarez, the mom of Raviv’s classmate, Martin. Then we were joined by one of Raviv’s teachers.
Raviv’s Teacher: Tinanong ko nga po ‘yung yaya ni Raviv kung laging kumakain ng chocolates si Raviv kasi grabe ang likot.
Me: Ay oo nga po teacher, ang likot nga po nun. Pero hindi po ‘yun pinapakain ng chocolates. Malikot lang talaga.
Mrs. Olivarez chimed in and said: “Si Martin malikot din ah.
Raviv’s Teacher: Ay naku, wala po si Martin kay Raviv!
Mrs. Olivarez: A talaga mas malikot kay Martin?
Raviv’s Teacher: Ay opo, doble sa likot ni Martin!
Nyehehe. My son is the most malikot in his class!
Anyway, I was glad to have attended the Orientation. I got to know the people who help shape and nurture my son’s young mind, and made friends with the moms of my son’s classmates. I also learned the school rules about parties, make-up classes, and many others. At least, I won’t look like a fool complaining about school policies whose backgrounds I know nothing about, right? In a nutshell, I didn’t feel like a loser for having time to attend this Parents’ Orientation.
What about you readers? Do you think it is normal for a mom to be “excited” about attending an orientation? Or does it mean that she needs to “get a life”? And what can you say about what I wore? Should I have worn something flashier, or something way more formal? Tell me what you think!
Tell me what you think!
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