Having a 1st grader is not all about school and no play at all. It is also important to have a well-balanced life even for a kid who’s 6 years of age.
I make it a point that my daughter still enjoys playing and having time to socialize with her classmates and friends.
When she was a little younger, she used to be so shy. She usually got nervous when surrounded with a lot of people. She’s usually shy when performing on stage. Most of the time, she wasn’t able to perform at all due to this shyness. But that was 3 years ago. When she was still in Nursery Level.
Last weekend, it was her classmate’s 7th birthday party and she was invited along with some of their classmates. I was hesitant at first in allowing her to attend. First, because I have some unfinished work that day. Second, because I am not sure if I’ll be able to accompany her or not.
But then I decided to allow her to join the party and to accompany her too.
Every laughing moment of my daughter was so precious for me.
Good thing I decided to let her go. She gets to socialize with her classmates and friends.
And honestly, I also enjoyed the party along with other moms that accompanied their kids at the party. :)
A happy, fun-filled bonding time with my daughter is not a wasted time at all!