When JJ arrived home on Monday evening, she was full of excitement. She had with her a red tie to be worn the next day at school. At first I did not know what it was all about. Mia is mostly the one who's really into JJ's school activities. It turned out that JJ's class has a peculiar system of rotating the role of Class Monitor amongst the students. If I am not wrong, they have 2 permanent Class Monitors and 1 more on rotation basis.
Well, last Tuesday was JJ's turn to be the Class Monitor for a day; and she's required to put on that red tie. That night I prepared the tie for her. She deligently arranged the tie together with her school uniform.
The next morning, just before she left for school, Mia took a picture of her with the red tie on. I wasn't around when this picture was taken, as Mia and JJ usually leave the house very early. I must have been still in the bathroom shaving and brushing my teeth then.
By the way, I swear it's not my idea to cut JJ's hair that short. I prefer her to keep long hair, but of course Mia has the higher authority as far as JJ's hair is concerned. And as you can see, her permanent set of front teeth have emerged too. For this particular shot, JJ is posing painfully straight with both her hands on her sides. It took me a long time to cut the habit of the "V" sign with her fingers. So I must admit that I'm happy with this particular pose (without the "V" sign), though perhaps if she were a bit more relaxed it would've been perfect.
It's hard for me to imagine JJ as a Class Monitor. She's kinda too small for her age, and she's always the target of bullies in her class. But maybe that's also one of the reasons why she's so excited that, for only one day, she had the authority in her class. I doubt that her class mates would actually obey her instructions anyway.
I don't know what's the reason her class has the rotation system for the Class Monitor, but perhaps it has something to do with giving the opportunities to all the kids to experience some kind of leadership in a small way. I suppose it's a good idea. So I guess JJ will have to wait another 40 days before it's her turn to be the Class Monitor again.
It's comical too see her excitement. When I fetched her home from her grandma's on Tuesday evening, all the way home, she related to daddy and mommy about her day in school as the Class Monitor. She's so proud of her job for the day. And both Mia and I were so happy for her. Now if she'd pass her coming exams with flying colours, we would be even happier.