In order to thank God for the privilege of education and to ask properly for His guidance as Sebastian officially begins to chase his dreams of becoming both a sailor and a pilot, this ever supportive uncle took the ambitious nephew first to church before walking from home to nearby Poblacion Dos Day Care Center in Malabuyoc, Cebu. What a great start to make the grade, and eventually, to make a mark in his life.
At first Sebastian was so quiet and seemed shy he would not move a muscle to smile or flex to make friends around the classroom. But when his playmate Gabriel came to sit beside him, Sebastian couldn’t care less about the first-day instructions being given by the teacher. I couldn’t help interrupting and telling Ms. Allosada to make sure that everyone was all ears before she went on talking.
Before they called it a day, each of the kids was weighed at the back of the center which also serves as a playground. When we got home, we were asked how much Sebastian weighed.
I said, “I couldn’t remember because I had more fun taking photos than note of our three-year-and-nine-month-old Sebastian’s weight. I’m so sorry.”
(This morning, Tuesday, Sebastian woke me up and called out my name from downstairs: “Papa Ariel, I’m getting ready for school now! See you.”)