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Kindergarten, Cymplified!

Last school year, Ella graduated from Kindergarten.

It signaled the end of her preschool years.

We might think that Kindergarten is all fun and games, just playing and singing.

But, surprisingly, it’s not.

Believe it or not, Kindergarten gave my eldest a little taste of the real world.

And it’s not just more assigned tasks to work on.

Ella likes to draw, My Little Pony characters specifically.

Naturally, she does that in school during breaks or dismissal.

One of her classmates saw her drawing.

That classmate said that it’s ugly.

Moms, what would you do in my shoes?

Why, draw a spider, of course!

Just kidding!

We had a heart-to-heart talk of sorts.

I didn’t want to say something bad about that classmate, nor do I want to say her drawing was pretty.

I just told her that things like this happen, and that other people’s opinions could be different from hers.

But what’s important is what Ella thinks of her own drawings, and how she could make them better.

I don’t want to let something like that stop her from doing what she loves, and that is to draw what she loves, ponies!

Do you think I said the right thing?

rainbow spider in kindergarten

That’s how I got inspired to write about Rainbow, the spider.

My daughter, she’s a colorful and enthusiastic precious gem.

I wish that this experience of hers didn’t dampen her spirit.

I wish she would soar above what others think, now and until adulthood.

For me, she’s like this rainbow-fied spider.

With rainbow dots and rainbow stripes.

And always a smile on her face.

I love her so much!

I dedicate this book to her.

This ebook is my gift to my lovely subscribers. πŸ™‚


  1. Hey there! New here πŸ˜‰
    I started drawing at an early age, and my parents always praised me. But my Lolo was different, he would really critique my work. He would say that the eyes aren’t the same size or that the neck was too long or that the mouth was lopsided. And I valued his opinions more than I did the praises I received from others. And I think that’s what made me struggle to improve my craft further. I’m not an artist, but an architect, but drawing is still a very large part of me.
    So I think you did the right thing with your daughter. She’ll receive a lot of differing opinions on her art, but if she takes them with a grain of salt and continues to work on it, who knows? πŸ˜‰
    The spider is cute btw. Heehee
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    1. Thanks for dropping by my site! I know what you mean, especially about constructive critique that help us. Would it be too much to ask my daughter’s classmate to expound on what she means by “ugly”? πŸ˜‰

  2. I wish your daughter luck and may she improve her talent and soar high above the rest. πŸ™‚

  3. Kids learn so fast and I am of the opinion that putting them through the right direction at an early age, always create a positive impact in their future.

    Well done.
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  4. I think there is a platform (just not sure) where you can publish your e-book. Kids grow up soo fast ano. That is why we should preserve the memories
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    1. They do grow up so fast!

  5. Congratulations on your ebook.. Your daughter will be very proud of you as well. πŸ˜‰
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  6. I think you said the right thing πŸ˜‰

    My daughter loves to draw and colorful arts too. I let her do it because I think its their way of showing creativeness.

  7. Congratulations on your new book.
    My son love to draw too. Though there are times I really cannot identify what he did unless he tells me what is that. All I have to do is to agree.
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  8. I think you said the right thing. My son loves to draw too and one of his classmate told the same thing your daughter’s classmate said to her. My son is just 4 so when he told me that I told him don’t mind his classmate. What is important is that you can draw. It just makes me worry because I don’t what my son to know what ugly is. I mean I don’t want him to learn discrimination. But can I do, I cannot control such situation and his classmates have different upbringings. So I will just remind him from time to time na lang.
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  9. Congratulations on your ebook! Ella must be very proud of you! πŸ™‚
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    1. Thanks, Lynn! I will print it one day.

  10. I think that it is really great that you are encouraging her to continue drawing her own style. It will certainly do wonders in boosting her confidence and creativity.
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  11. maria

    There is no sugar coating on everything. We learn things differently.

  12. Ida

    Kids can be (very) mean too… but with your constant tutelage, I’m sure she’ll soar beyond this occurrence. πŸ™‚
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    1. Yes, the bluntness of children could sometimes seem mean and make other children feel bad. *sigh*

  13. I think you have told Ella the right thing. In reality, the world is cruel and our children may encounter more unpleasant experiences in the future. That is why it is important for us parents to help our child boost their confidence and develop their self esteem, so that no matter what other people may say, they wouldn’t be disheartened to do what they really love.

    1. Thanks for that vote of confidence, Rozelle! I agree that we really cannot shield our kids from unpleasant experiences, they just need to learn from it and stand for what they believe in.

  14. Kat

    I hope it did not affect you daughter’s self-esteem. I have friends who do not praise their children for their beauty because it would set a certain standard of beauty since beauty is very subjective. Instead, kids are praised for their character. I like how your handled this situation. Must be difficult to be a mom in that situation.
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    1. Well, it seems it hasn’t affected her desire to create drawings, thank God!

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