A new assignment for me

India
April 29, 2010 3:29am CST
Yesterday my granddaughters were admitted in the best school here. Their dad, went with them, got them admitted paying the high fees. They had to purchase the books, cover for books, note books, school uniforms and the school bags from the school office itself; it was part of the admission. Honestly speaking I did not like this, price of dress; bag was higher than market price. Well this is over, let me speak of the ‘new assignment’, this was ‘putting covers on the books and notebooks’. I agreed with pleasure. Because they can learn this from me, in future won’t depend on others. So in the evening we all sat in the balcony and did this job in one hour. Do you purchase the books etc from school? Help your kids, siblings similarly; does it not give you some sort of satisfaction and pleasure? Please share. Happy posting, cheers Prof
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14 responses
• Philippines
29 Apr 10
I remember when I was younger, i just let and left the books and notebooks covering by my mom alone. I didn't even give a single minute of my time to observe... Which i know was not good, because when I got to high school, my mom just let me do it by myself... And I don't have any idea how to cover my books and notebooks correctly and neatly... It is good that your grand daughters participated in that book and notebooks covering task...Well that can be a "bonding time" for you, at the same time, while doing so you can talk and share stories with each other...
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• India
7 May 10
lol i am back in my home now, miss them so much.. Thanks for response. God bless you. Cheers. Prof
• Philippines
7 May 10
Hi Professor! Thanks for the best response mark! Surely you miss them so much! I miss my nieces too every week days! My nieces, my sister's daugthers, visit us here in our house every week ends. They stay here for approximately 8 hours only.
@Lakota12 (42794)
• United States
6 May 10
Did some of that when my kids went to school buying books are a pain! then ya cant trade them in next year for new book sad
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• India
7 May 10
Thanks . God bless you. Cheers. Prof
@Buchi_bulla (8299)
• India
30 Apr 10
When my children were small, I used to take a day's leave to cover the books. When they grew up, one by one they started doing it themselves. It was a routine every year and I used to enjoy doing this work along with the children.
• India
7 May 10
It always gives some inner satisfaction.. Thanks for response. God bless you. Cheers. Prof
@tigeraunt (6331)
• Philippines
30 Apr 10
dear professor, the thing that i love here is the bonding. and yes, they get to learn from what you show them. i'd like to say that you are very lucky to have very smart grandchildren. thank you for this discussion. ann
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• India
7 May 10
Hi ann I am sure you do this for your grand daughter too Thanks for response. God bless you. Cheers. Prof
@Hatley (154783)
• Garden Grove, California
29 Apr 10
hi professor I am way beyond that , my kid is fifty years old now and in June will be 51. I do remember though buying books when I returned to the U to get the last two years of U to get my ba degree. I bought some new books and some old books, but still even way back then some 25or 30 years ago the books were really expensive.I did sell some back when I graduated but kept a lot of them and now alas they are in storage as we were evicted, homeless then I got put here in Gold c rest the retirement center and my son is getting gov. help to live in an appt with three other men all of whom are out of work.
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• India
7 May 10
Thanks for sharing my friend. God bless you. Cheers. Prof
@neildc (17255)
• Lapu-Lapu City, Philippines
29 Apr 10
this is a usual happening during the opening of classes, prof. we have 6 kids and 4 of them are still in school. so we have to start buying things for their school next month, as classes will start again on June. this is our responsibility as parents.
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• India
7 May 10
Yes as parents, we have to.. Thanks for response. God bless you. Cheers. Prof
• Indonesia
29 Apr 10
hi Prof ;) nice topic :D by the way, since I live in Indonesia where the school is not really free, so we do have to pay for all those stuffs you've mentioned. It is kind of usual activities where members of the family helps the kids doing those preparations for school. We also bought the books and etc from school, yes. Because it's part of their programmes, although you must have known it's part of the business too..uff.. Yeah, school is not purely a school in here...Gladly, the government has made it a bit better for some schools, they made it free untill junior high school. So, it does helps.. Satisfaction ? lol uhm..it is sometimes fun, but most of the reason is just to help the kids with their crazy stuffs from school. lol but yes, it's fun sometimes..
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• India
7 May 10
Hello friend Welcome to my discussions, thanks for sharing the situation at your place. God bless you. Cheers. Prof
@kharlav (1673)
• Philippines
29 Apr 10
What your doing for you grandchildren is great. I were one of your grandchildren I would be touched by what you did for me and I would be proud that you are my grandfather. It really shows that you care and love you grandchildren, not all grandfathers are like you. I never experienced being helped by any of my grandparents in doing things, not even once. I envy your grandchildren. Keep doing it, I know that they would say how proud they are of having a grandpa like you and I know that they would also follow you footsteps by helping others. Anyways, for me. I love helping others too without asking or expecting something in return. It gives me so much satisfaction and pleasure. I feel that I did something right. Recently, I just helped a friend with her wedding preparations and I also helped fundraising in our church.
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• India
7 May 10
lol I feel little elevated, good you help others.. Thanks for response. God bless you. Cheers. Prof
@Masmasika (1922)
• Philippines
29 Apr 10
That was my job when my son was still a little boy. In fact I miss that part of my life when i am busy and my son doing things together. When he grew up I could not anymore bond with him because he has another world with his peers.
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• India
7 May 10
Thanks for sharing. God bless you. Cheers. Prof
@daliaj (5689)
• India
29 Apr 10
I think no school should force the parents to buy the school bag and uniform from the school. It is always easy to get the books from the same school iteself. This was practiced in my school when I went to my 1st grade 21 years ago. The school gave brown paper to cover the books for free or they might be included in the total price charged for the books. As I retired person I am sure that you must have enjoyed taking care of grandchildren helping them to cover the books.
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• India
7 May 10
They should give free Thanks for response. God bless you. Cheers. Prof
• Philippines
29 Apr 10
I also love that new assignment of yours .. I love putting acetate covers on the notebooks and books .. . Recently, I also did put covers on my daughters notebook .. . Well, enjoy doing it.
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• India
7 May 10
Thanks for response. Welcome. God bless you. Cheers. Prof
@Sreekala (18769)
• India
29 Apr 10
Hello Sir, I am glad to know about the admission of your grand daughter. Yes, the school authorities are making some rules to increase their profits. But in my son’s school it is not compulsory to get the bag, water bottle etc from the school itself. But we are purchasing the uniform, shoes, socks and books from the school itself. I agree the cost is more in school but it is difficult to go to the shops and search the uniform for a particular school. Here the uniforms in school are different and changing in time to time. So we are not bothering about the cost just to avoid the search in market. For my son, his father is making his books but writing the name is doing by son only. Their school’s authorities are requesting specifically, allow the children to do this job by themselves. This practice started from the first standard.
• India
7 May 10
Hi Sree Thanks for sharing things at your end, welcome. God bless you. Cheers. Prof
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@bagputza (504)
• Belgium
29 Apr 10
Good Morning dear Professor2010 , ohh you just made me go soo back in time , i just remembered my first day of school , in the present i dont have neither childrens of my own , neither nephews , so i can't say that i got to do these kind of stuffs for anyone other then myself , when i was a child , but i cann say that i really loved the fac that the entire fammily gathered togheter to help the little one , i bet you had moments when you remembered also about the your own first School Days . On contraire i tend to agree with you and say that school stuffs are even here in Belgium pretty expensive in comparison with the time when i was going to school. Have a nice day dear friend.
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• India
7 May 10
Good evening friend Yes when with grandkids, i am no more the Professor Thanks for response. God bless you. Cheers. Prof
@advokatku (4039)
• Indonesia
29 Apr 10
There seem of same between schools in your country with school in my country, namely the same forcing students to buy equipment learn from the school, forbidden bought from outside. This is very annoying and honestly I really hate it because, for me, the school be the main seller
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• India
7 May 10
Thanks for sharing your views. God bless you. Cheers. Prof