Friday, September 26, 2008

Learning through play...

...that's the mantra of Sean's school as shown in the handout here. Stop rolling your eyes and I'll stop rolling mine. I'm a born griper, and have been moaning to some very patient listeners about Sean learning zilch from school.

But I was wrong. Over the past year, he has learnt at least one thing, as I discovered yesterday when we went to the playground. The last time I was with them at the playground (granted it was before last winter), he couldn't play on this, what's this?...Merry-go-round thingy... I'll call it spinner.



Yesterday, I was so surprised and happy to see that he could push the spinner and then jump on to ride on it. He even spinned it while his 40kg brother was on it and still managed to jump on for the ride. You guys think it's child's play, but this is a big deal to me. Now I know he didn't learn it in our playground. So it has to be from school. FINALLY! One thing that he learnt from this school over the past year. Through playing...he learnt...to play...How amazing is this school!!

Off topic, more DSLR pictures.

Wrought iron theme.


Brian theme. My firstborn is growing rapidly right before my eyes. I can't bear it, I just can't!! *sniff :(

14 comments:

Li Min said...

Wow! Brian is 40kg already?

Andrea is feather-weight. Like me,way back in those days! haha...

Seems like so many people into photography these days? I always want to be different! I am going for art classes. heehee... having a show with my class next Fri. Dreaming of having my own show soon!

Lilian said...

Brian was slightly over 40kg before summer hols and became somewhat conscious about it. Now that school's started, he's managed to keep it at around 40kg by not taking 2nd helpings of rice at dinner. Andrea's lucky to have your genes.

Painting requires a lot more commitment, both in time and tenacity. Photography can be done on a whim, even amateurs can get good pictures occasionally. Let me know when you have your own show, I want to see :)

monlim said...

I can't believe Brian is 40kg! He sure doesn't look it. I know what you mean about your 1st born growing up. I look at Lesley-Anne and wonder where my baby-faced pixie went!

Lilian said...

Yeap all of 40kg; I used to call him Chubby Pot as a term of endearment and he used to love it when I did that...not anymore :)

Sean meanwhile is always asking, "Mummy, am I chubby?" and weighs himself every day. He's trying to put ON weight but has been stuck at 20kg for some time.

Yes, Lesley-Anne has grown lots too. I really can't help feeling wistful when I realise the cute, baby-face years are gone. Maybe that's why I cling on to Sean and baby him so much.

monlim said...

I know! I'm glad in a way Andre is determined to remain childish for a long time.

Totally off topic but if you like photography, you might want to check out www.simplyyin.blogspot.com

That's Lesley-Anne's friend Ryan's mum. Her layouts for photography are so beautiful they blew my mind.

Lilian said...

Thanks for the link. Will check it out...gotta get ready...making kids play truant to go to Gorky Park.

Li Min said...

Even for photography, you need commitment to improve right?

Think you are doing a good job. :)

Lilian said...

*blush* thanks :)

Hsien Lei said...

Merry go round. That's what that piece of playground equipment is called. :D

Lilian said...

Thanks :P

Alcovelet said...

Hi Lilian, sob. They grow too fast, sigh. And beautiful pictures!

Lilian said...

Thanks Adeline. They really grow up too fast. I can hardly believe Sean would be in Primary 1 in just a few months if we're in Singapore.

bACk in GERMANY said...

The brothers are becoming more identical by the day... it's difficult to tell them apart on photos if it hadn't been for the size (sorry Brian, not my intention to discourage you from taking a second helping of rice. now we all know your mom's a great cook!) e.g. the profiles of Sean you did by the river, I would have thought it was Brian if you hadn't said so.

Hee... now I see... the theme is on playground... here we go again, merry-go-round! ;) Bravo Sean. Well, Lilian, Sean didn't merely learn how to play through playing, he's also learnt to overcome his fear... You know, it does take some courage to jump onto the merry-go-round when it's still in motion.

Your wrought iron theme is so sart!!! I think more wonderful photos are coming up... Gorky Park, right? can't wait :)

I shall take your advice and enjoy my kids for the now... I've smelled them so many times today!!!!

Lilian said...

Your kids definitely must enjoy them lah...goodness the little one, I don't know how you can bear to tear your eyes away from her. Like Serena said, God really spent extra time on her, worked on her macam it was a PHD thesis. If I were you, I'd buy a special lens for portrait and take pictures of her all the time. Bryan too lah of course.

You're right about the overcoming fear bit. I've gotta learn to appreciate the school and stop being such a u-know-what.