I drove to MyC's school with trembling hands on the steering wheels. While I tried to stay focused on the road which seemed endless, I joked at her not looking smart in her old school uniform. Every now and then I took a deep breath and shaking my head as if there were water in my ears. As I parked my car at the school backyard, I knew I lost my coolness! Suddenly, there were butterflies in my stomach. My head spun a bit and I felt sick. MyC hastened her pace and left me behind. She was steady while my world appeared to tumble before me. I knew there and then ... she was no longer the baby I used to pamper. My heart sank as I watched her mingled with her friends in the school hall. She looked dignified and full of confidence.
I settled down with a few parents that I had known for almost my daughter's school-life. Only then I retained my composure and was in my usual cheerful self again. And then the results were in and one by one the straight As students' name were announced and one of them was my baby... I cried as some friends patted my back and some reached out to hug me.
MyC received her slips from her principal and was in the group of forty seven of straight As achievers. And as always the girls outnumbered the boys... Her success was made sweeter with most of her friends who scored were from her kindergarten days to primary school to the present. Even sweeter, her bosom friends who left for boarding schools and Mara colleges got through with flying colours. Alhamdulillah.
Congratulations Girl.... Mummy loves you so much and is very proud of you. Can I count on you for another eight or ten As in SPM? Start gearing up from now on...
p/s My congratulations too to my cousin Dira of Kolej Tunku Kurshiah. To niece Nina, who scored seven As, you did well.... congrats!