Today is a new year holiday, yet Umair is so excited to go to school. He woke up this morning and said “Umair nak pergi sekolah hari ni!”. Sorry dear, this is Selangor, not Terengganu. School term will start tomorrow.
Talking about school, this is his 4th year being in school. He has started schooling (not daycare yea) since he was 1 year and 11 months. Yeah, I know you may say its too early for him. But I’m not going to explain the reasons now.
Last week, we went to his school at Seksyen 7, Shah Alam. I was shocked and literally ternganga when I got to know that the fee has increased. Naik RM80 ok! Not Rm8! Masya Allah, at that point I was about to cry and looking at my husband’s reaction, I know nothing can be done because my husband has difficulties in making decisions. Fine, I tried to distract my mind from the school fees and asked about the school uniform. First, the teacher said it was RM25 (fuhh lega) but then she said “RM25 untuk baju, seluar RM31”. Oh makk, then I felt like fainting. RM61 for a size XS kindie uniform? Allah…Allah… since the price hike, I really feel that we need more money to survive. Nevertheless, I must be grateful for the extra income I have earned through Shaklee. Alhamdulillah, at least it has reduced my burden A LOT!
Last year, Umair has lost all his uniforms. Biasalah budak-budak. They ‘change clothes’ into their friends’ bags instead of changing themselves. At the end, not even a single uniform left as it was lost in action. So, this time around, I decided to sew acronyms of UMF on his uniforms. Puas hati mama! I’m just hoping that the parents or bibiks out there will notice this acronyms and return it back to school. Right now, RM61 for a uniform is too pricey for me!
Oh well….it’s not the money that matter. It’s the education that I’m looking forward to. Insya Allah, I believe the teachers will teach him well. I’m just hoping that he can read by this year because he knows all the phonics sounds already. And yang paling penting, I can’t wait to learn from Umair as well because everyday when he comes home, he will teach me what he has learned in school. That’s my boy!