One time after school, she told me that she nominated herself and ran for Class President.
"haaa? o tapos" I was a little surprised :)
"hindi ako nanalo mommy eh" she answered as we walked towards a cab.
I smiled and said “well that’s okay”
And then she told me that she also ran for Vice President.
"ha? vice president rin? o tapos?"
And again she lost.
Finally, she told me she also ran for the position: Class Secretary.
and again, she lost.
I was doing the best that I can to just act cool and not smile too much. Alam mo yung natutuwa ka, natatawa ka, at the same time, naawa ka. :)
The whole time, not a hint of bitterness in her voice.
Still I wondered if that was going to discourage her, and if it was going to dampen her self confidence.
I was about to comfort her when she said “ok lang mommy, may next year pa kaya sa Grade 2”
She sat back in the cab and just went on with what else happened in school that day. :)
And another story: just recently, after coming home from school, she hopped on to the bed, sat next to me and said “mommy, magsabi ka nga ng mga words, tapos ii-ispell ko”
'feeler talaga tong anak ko' I laughed in my head.
“ganun?? kahit anong words?" I asked.
My daughter likes to write, I let her. If she misspells a word, I don’t pressure her because I know she will figure it out in time :), although we do correct her from time to time.
Anyway, let’s just say right now I value her stories more, than her spelling. :)
"torture" - she spelled as thorchur. ;)
"therapist" -she spelled as terapices. ;)
“bakit ba gusto mo mag spelling-spelling dyan?”
“kasi sasali ako sa spelling bee"
Fighting spirit! :P
Actually hindi siya nakasali kasi teacher ang pipili ng representative ng class. But when she came home she was okay and just said maybe next time she can join na because take note “mommy pwede akong manalo" ;)
Im so proud of her. She is one of the most inspiring person I know.
She is 7 years old. She has more “can-do” attitude than me.
No arrogance in her intentions, just faith in herself that she can do it.
She inspires me. From the day she was born, she inspires us.
So I pray someday if she ever finds herself doubting what she can do, I hope mabasa niya ito di ba and maalala niya.
She is someone who believes in herself and who has a winning attitude. :)
You’re my little hero. :)
Photo: comfy in pink at 2-Days old. Czesca