Today we start cutting back on Aisyah's hours at nursery. Before this she goes to nursery for 4 days a week from 9 am - 3 pm, but that meant we had had to fork on average GBP200 a month for the extra hours. Sempena kempen berjimat cermat, we thought it would be best now to just settle with the 15 hours free education given for all children aged 3 to 4 years old. Tp in my part, this means collecting her at 1 pm instead of 3 pm, a 2-hour reduction of work at the lab.
But Alhamdulillah, me and Hubs have kind of agreed to work around this, and Hubs will go to his office an hour or so earlier, so he can come back home an hour earlier, which means I can go an hour earlier and work an hour longer in the evening plak to make up for the lost time. Syukurlah, my work now involves a small additional analysis and then mostly writing. I hope I will be able to do this from home whilst she's around. Aisyah pon dah besar, hopefully, she will be able to amuse herself with drawings, or TV huhu. Like Hubs has said, "Takkan lah nak takut, kan anak sendiri tu". Betul juga. And this is kinda like a practise for this July, when school breaks for summer holiday and she will be home for 6 full weeks *grit teeth* Tp bkn lah bermakna takut nak spend more time dgn Aisyah, more on takut x sempat siap kerja bcoz I might not be able to work from home. Tp ibu2 lain bole, maybe I should really force myself too.
Another change ialah Aisyah has brought her own packed lunch to school, as opposed to buying school dinner. Although this change is brought upon herself (dia yg request), aku rasa amat berguna dan selaras dgn kempen jimat cermat kami hehe (satu hari dinner = GBP2, seminggu = GBP8, sebulan ~ GBP40).
On top of that, aku bole monitor byk mana dia mkn, sbb nya kalo x habis, ada bakinya dlm bekal. Mula la pot pet pot pet bebelkan dia suh mkn habis. But usually dia mkn semua skali - roti / bun / mini pasties (carbs), timun / salad (sayur), pepperoni / meatballs (protein), then banana/grapes (fruits), with individually-wrapped biscuits (sweet treat) and also sebekas air masak. Aisyah pon happier, sbb rupa2 nya kawan2 pompuan dia semua pon bwk bekal, so bila dia bwk sama, dia bole duk semeja (school dinner vs packed lunch duk meja asing2). Ooo.. patut la beriya dia nak bawak bekal. Cuma aku je la, kena siapkan bekal dia awal2 pg. Tapi asal dia bahagia, aku bahagia... Ke main lg dia bwk lunch dia tu, tersenggeng di bahu (yg pink tu)...