I could barely believe that a year has passed since Raviv started going to school. Almost everyone I talked to expressed great surprise upon learning that Raviv went to school when he was 1.5 years old. They said it was too early, or that Raviv will get tired of school very early. But enrolling Raviv at Rainbow School was a very good decision. Through Rainbow:
- I got to meet like-minded parents who I hope one day would be close friends of our family
- Very early, Raviv learned to interact with his peers, and that he could be friends with other kids regardless of race.
- Raviv learned new kid songs and games (unlike other kids who learn It’s Showtime or Eat Bulaga songs and games).
- Raviv learned the importance of taking turns and washing his hands.
- His nannies got to meet other nannies, and they were able to rest during the time that Raviv is at Rainbow.
Overall, Randy and I love Rainbow. We love the other students and their parents, the teachers, the environment, the programs and activities…everything! It’s actually already breaking my heart that year after next, we need to find a new school for Raviv. While its sister school Brent is very similar to it and is in the same building, I’m taking it off my list because I learned that the class sizes are too small that sometimes students of different levels have to be combined.
And because the tuition of its nursery class costs P500,000++++ annually.
Sayang, because one of the things we love about Brent (and Rainbow) is its schedule…it follows the schoolyear of American schools. That means during summer when Randy and I are working our butts off, Raviv is also busy at school. And in June when we are itching to get some serious R&R, Raviv’s school will have also ceased.
Anyhoo, Raviv and Randy and I are enjoying Rainbow while we can. So we definitely enrolled Raviv again this schoolyear.
It was a rainy day on Raviv’s first day at school this schoolyear, so I decided he can wear something that he cannot wear when the weather is hot. Here was my little boy:
And here’s a closer look at his outfit details:
- forest green polo shirt: Lacoste (it’s so nice that Randy was nanghinayang that I had to put a vest on it…’di bale, may next time pa naman)
- sky blue cotton vest: Bradley
- gray cargo pants: Elle Petite
- plaid newsboy cap: SM Dept. Store
- brown leather boots: Chicco
- Even Randy got excited with Raviv’s return to school after a month (he underwent summer classes for three weeks in June and July). He took photos of Raviv (including moi) as he went back to his classroom…
…during dismissal as Raviv stepped out of his classroom….
…of Raviv in the school playground…
….and of mother and son happily chatting about the first day of school.
Some might think we are OA—whenever we can, Randy and I are the ones who bring Raviv to and fetch Raviv from school. But we are just relishing these moments until we can. We fear that when Raviv goes to a regular school, we may no longer find time for him. Randy and I both work during weekends and during the summer—the time when most families dine out, watch movies, shop, or just bond over a board game. I pray to God we will be able to work things out—that we won’t be parents who can’t find time for their kid because of work. Conversely, we also do not want to be business owners or teachers who serve clients and teach students half-heartedly because we long to be with our kid.