DOING IT RIGHT

doing it right silvia njoki

doing it right silvia njokiI‘ll be honest with you, I was not really sure that I was making the right decision, taking my daughter to school at 2 ½ years old. Even the need to wake her up much earlier than usual and get her ready to leave home by 8:30AM was a challenge in its own right.

 

Photography – Charles Ngomo of Royal Reel Photography

But she quickly adjusted, and within less than a week she had come to accept her new surroundings. And these days she happily waves goodbye after I have dropped her in her class room.

What convinced me not to throw in the white towel and wait another term before bringing her back to her play group was the fact that the  10 kids had two highly qualified teachers to look after them and guide them through the detailed
curriculum including all kinds of artistic activities, PSHE (Personal, Social and Health Education) music, science experiments, number games, PE, literacy, and special topics like farm animals and body parts, a syllabus which also impressed my mom, who has been a full time primary school teacher all her life. 

Mid-term has been a wonderful opportunity to appreciate the progress my daughter has made in just 7 short weeks; also because I have been able to take this time off from work and spend quality time with her 24/7 the past 1 week.

She has changed and developed quite dramatically thanks to the solid 5 hour per day stimulation at a professional level, which neither we, nor her nannies could provide in a sustained manner. Spending so much time with many other children has significantly improved her social skills and she is now almost consistently using the magic words like “please” and “Thank you” and “You’re welcome” and she expect to hear the same from us. It is incredible how she and I can now carry out fairly long and complex conversations, and I love hearing her unexpected and sometimes witty remarks from her rapidly expanding vocabulary. She has always loved to sing and dance, but has now taken it to a different level, very frequently entertaining us with one of the many songs she has been practicing in school, and inviting us to join in the fun.Books have always been an important part of her daily activities, but now more often than earlier, she will go to her collection and pick out one which she wants us to spend time on with us. I could go on and on about her skills but most importantly she is still the loving, happy and bubbly child I handed over to the school a few months ago – looking forward to return to meet her teachers and friends on Monday.

This is certainly one of the best decisions I have made in the recent past. And one of these days, I will be posting a mini-me post. But please feel free to visit her Instagram page @nielsines_closet to see what I dress her in.

This dress is my definition of a perfect maxi, easy to wear with minimal accessories, light enough for a day in the coast, dressy but casual.

What’s your perfect dress?

Dress- Contact, Ring- gifted, Sunnies- Toi Market

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  • Hey Silvia! 🙂 I love reading your mama stories…you are a great writer, and mum. <3

    http://dianaratemo.com/

    • Silvia_njoki

      Asante sana. ill keep them coming 🙂

  • Grace Wangeci

    Hey Silvia. Your pics are always on point…. Which camera do you use? I love the photos very much esp the last one. You also look elegant and different in a way.. Keep doing your thing coz we love it:

    • Silvia_njoki

      my photographer charles does my pictures 0722584124 🙂 I’d recommend him anyday.
      Him and I are both canon lovers xox

  • Aaaaw..the joy of motherhood..sigh 🙂
    Your dress is so gorgeous!Loving it!

    http://www.lindasworldofstyle.com

    • Silvia_njoki

      glad you do xox

  • samoina wangui

    Stunning location, superb dress!!
    The experience with your baby’s first term at school, aaaww, amazing they learn so fast in such a setting, something we parents cannot be able t get done as efficiently 🙂

    • Silvia_njoki

      they soak in everything at this age, It’s amazing

  • Wasidah Francois

    The struggle of being a busy mom … LOVE THE DRESS Wasidah http://www.fitnessfashionfabulous.com

    • Silvia_njoki

      thank you xox

  • its a nice on, i love love that ring 🙂

    http://www.wanjiruwangethe.me.ke

    • Silvia_njoki

      asante

  • she sounds like such a happy child! Vlog maybe? say yes say yes hehe

    my perfect dress? A dress that does what a dress is supposed to do. Bring out my femininity without looking too busy or too trashy!
    http://www.thereelrhee.com

    • Silvia_njoki

      awww thank you.
      I will think about the videos 🙂