Apart from learning to be a better teacher and 'abid at school, I do pick up (starting to pick up?) some parenthood skills. From nursery, feeding, etc. Either from observation or asking.
Today, I learn how to bring a child for his/ her immunization. Practically. Not just in theory. Not just 1 child but...the whole class of 1 Ammar (me, their class teacher)-33 kids as today, doctor and nurses from the District Health Office came to give routine vaccine to Standard Six and Standard One students.
In the beginning, they were quite excited asking me 1001 questions about the immunization, except for one student whom I have to coax her until we reach the treatment room @ school lab.
There, the students keep on talking as if nothing is going to happen (menakutkan budak-budak aja) and I ask them to recite some selawat to calm down. At times, I walk around the lab asking the nurses the number of dosages and monitoring the information registration before the procedure. Banyak tanya pula aku ni...
They keep coming to me and say " Muallimah. Ana takut lah'' or those who remain silent, their fear are told by their facial expression. One student grip and hold my hand tight, as if she won't let me go. Another student, had to be hold by three nurses...as she cried the moment she reached the nurse on duty and say "Jangan lah cucuk kuat-kuat sangat". Almost 5 minutes before the nurse managed to vaccinate her. Dah kena, senyap. Kan mama dah cakap, tak sakit pun kan sayang?
How would I react later or what will I do when it comes my turn to take my own children for the vaccination? I want them to be strong as I am. Stronger, perhaps. .
Allah Knows Best