Puzzle Piece 1:
All along, P’s best friend is Nigel from the kindy. After much probing, Nigel is actually a year older and they are best friends because they are in the same afternoon session. When you ask P, who is your best friend, and he will say Nigel.
Puzzle Piece 2:
Ever since I moved to my new place, and have not decided to change to a nearer kindy, we travel 40km (20km/way) each day from the home to school. I think last year, I began to notice a white car that became very obvious. Ie…i see this white car at the school, and in my home community. Then I decided to play detective. and TRUE enough, this white car goes to the same kindy. At that point of time, I was thinking…”WAH, this kid/kids goes all the way to this kindy…this kindy must be something!!!”
And so one fine day last year, when both cars arrived at the school at the same time, I decided to introduce myself and we exchange communication and…… The kid that goes to school and from my same condo is NIGEL.
So we became a “Hi and Bye” friends. Nothing more. But at least I knew, if I needed help or an emergency, I can contact Nigel’s parents. and all these while, I know the parents as NIGEL’s parents.
Puzzle Piece #3
One fine day, this year and just recently, Nigel’s mom added me on Facebook. When I was deciding to accept or not, I was so blur as I do not normally add strangers. I had to go through and profile and confirm..”Oh..Nigel’s mummy and her name is xxxxxxx xxx”.
Puzzle Piece 4
This week was school reopening week (Week 19). On 19th itself, I received 3 miss-calls at 8am. Unknown number. No message left. You know, I dont pick up unknown numbers and at 8am, I am rushing to get out of the house. But my feelings told me to return call. So I did and it was Nigel’s mummy. She said from tomorrow onwards (next day), she wants to fetch P to school everyday!!!! I am happy.
I told P the night before that from Wednesday, you will follow who and who to school…he brushed me off saying “COME ON, are you kidding ME!!!” He was unsure if its true!!
That morning came, I tell you, P and Nigel were happy campers. I could see the morning mood changed for both the boys. and today is the 2nd trip… I wonder how long would it last? I dont want to give benefit of doubt. Now, I am asking myself, should I pay her for transport? or should I buy a gift? a gift for the parents and Nigel? I didnt ask for it but God sent to lift some of my responsibilities?
This arrangement is really good as
- P will not be late to school
- P will have to wake up early..(aka more discipline)
- He has friends to chat and grow….
- I get to work early
anyway Thank you Lord.