So many people came to tell me how much they are going to miss Coco. She hasn’t expressed any sadness about leaving school, her teachers or her friends yet but I know she is going to miss them all a lot! On the last day they have this tradition at dismissal, before the buses leave, where they all honk their horns simultaneously and people clap and blow whistles as a send off. It’s unique and loud and memorable. I had the yaya pick Coco up on the last day so she could experience it (and I could photograph her experiencing it).
I can’t believe her two years here are done. I vividly remember feeling so guilty and worried putting my just-turned-three year old baby on the bus for school and now she’s a big confident five-year old. International School Manila has helped shape her in who she is today. It really is a very special place and I am so happy she got to experience it. The best part, hands down, was the teachers. Coco was really taken care of by her teachers, especially Mr. P. every day. I was thrilled to have a male influence in her life on a daily basis and it was icing on the cake that he really truly cared for her. We got lucky and we will miss him. I caught this moment when she ran to give him one last hug good-bye. Sniff.