First and foremost, this post is for the purpose of joining the Debenhams’ Back-to-School Competition which was hosted by Dean over at Little Steps.
If you have school kids like I do, you might want to join in too. Just click the link below for the competition details:
Now that Reimer is starting school, it made me reminisce my life as a student too. Those were the times when life seemed easy go lucky, no worries and no responsibility apart from making sure I passed on all my subjects, and yet those were the times that I was full of dreams, ambitions and aspirations.
I have this desire to show Reimer a photo of me when I was still in Elementary also known as Primary like what he is now and find out what his reaction will be. Unfortunately, I don’t have any of my old photos with me. I left them all behind in our home in the Philippines. Looking back then, I was really shy that time, compared to Reimer now who is so bold, confident and fearless.
Going to school run by Nuns was rather different. There were some things that normal primary school students enjoyed that I didn’t. Two of which that I would have liked to experience were camping and scouting. Yes, I’ve never been a girl scout. I know I missed half of my life I guess. I have no clue why the Nuns have not organized as such. Don’t get me wrong, we did have school clubs in our school which I used be a member of the Arts Club.
When I was in my Secondary years, I didn’t get to enjoy a school prom either. Our school didn’t host any because our school was exclusively for girls so we didn’t have any male classmates. What’s the point of having one in the first place!
I’ve got some photos of me in my Secondary years which I have included in this post instead. I was tagged by a classmate of mine who had uploaded these photos in Facebook (Thanks to social media).
Left Photo – Picture taken for our Class Year Book
Right Top Photo – Picture with some of my classmates
Right Middle Photo – Picture taken during our Home Economics Class where our topic was about cooking. In the photo, we were preparing food and setting up table as well.
Right Bottom Photo – Picture taken with all my classmates in our Computer class.
After I had edited and made a collage out of these old photos, I called Reimer and asked him… What can you say about mummy’s school clothes?
He replied with the following statements:
It looks different because you’re not wearing a trouser.
Your socks is white not grey.
You’re not wearing a jumper like I do.
Your top is colored white, mine is blue.
I’m glad he was relatively observant when I showed him the photos and asked him some question. He looked through my old pictures and at the same time, he glanced at his school clothes too that he was wearing.
Then I asked him, Do you think mummy should wear a different school clothes to make her look more modish and smart?
He simply nodded his head… and so I opened up the school uniform section at Debenhams.com He happily choose the following school clothes for mummy:
I was so touched because he did put a lot of thoughts into it. I think he had chosen a more stylish and cozier school clothes for me, and even a coat for when it’s raining. He even picked the Frozen messenger bag because he thought I would love it like her little sister does.
Have you tried showing your kids your old school photos too?
Have you bought some school clothes for your school kids already?
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