Thursday, September 25, 2008

My baby's first day at Playschool

That day is already here !!! Somehow I thought that I would have a lot of time before I had to let my baby have a life out of my sphere.... But since she was getting bored with just my company, I realised that it was not fair to keep her home simply for my selfish pleasure...

So after a lot of research, visits to schools, a lot of leg-dragging on my part,we decided on a school. And even then, we did delay the process by another 2 months. I was finally given the ultimatum by the teacher to let her start without delay when I went to pay her fees yesterday.

A sleepless night later, we left her at the school door, with two smiling teachers holding her hands (by the way, the school is just 4 floors up from our flat). She looked a bit upset when we were asked to leave... So I just paced the floor,back home, went back before the 1 hour was up before I could collect her and paced some more outside.

I got back a smiling child who was jumping up and down, singing 'Twinkle twinkle little star' in her pigdin english and generally in great spirits. All that changed when we reached our door.... she started yelling and digging her feet in, refusing to enter out home.. I had to carry her in and she kept running to the door to go out..she wanted to go back to school..!

Okay... I know the attraction..lots of friends, singing, dancing... and what's at home????...Boring ole' mom!!!

Hey!!.. she did smother me in kisses after she got up from her mid-day sleep, right after checking if her school bag was still hanging on the wall-peg!!! She does have her priorities right :) sweet babe.


  1. Awww! Such a sweet story and her picture is lovely! I remember those days! It's been a long time since I sent my daughter to preschool, but my experience sounds just like yours. I missed her so much and couldn't wait to pick her up.

  2. Thanks for ur lovely comment :)

  3. I love the picture. She will have a great time making new friends and learning new things. It's so hard on us moms to let them go though.

  4. First of all I would like to share that Richa, has been visiting umpteen no of blogs and posting the same comment. – The science of attraction is well understood and justified in her profession. One thing is worth appreciating – Richa is Bridging Network than Breaking Walls. Smart Working.

    Someone’s opinion may not become the reality of our life but we all like a push. However if our focus is towards the right direction leading to a Specific Measurable Result then it will become a reality, if not today but definitely soon.

    If related to tourism we might it call it Point Zero, zero Point energy or the lowest possible energy in Physics or in simple words - The first step forward towards a fruitful Creation be it a child or an adult.

    It relates to everything whether it is education, writing, cooking even our thoughts. Many a times we fail to understand, or perhaps don’t want to the simple philosophy.

    "What lies behind us and what lies before us is much less as compared to what lies within us”

    The moment we understand it is all easy.

    I see a great artistic skills and creativity in your blogs, remarkably reflected in your flair for writing, in your recipes and cuisines (the selection of Cheera in Toran to Payasam to multi course Onam Sadhya). It can be digested well with a lot of perfectionism.

    Your love towards daughter is like “Heart Felt”. I am wondering is such kind of R&D is required for a playschool, perhaps from mothers prospective it is natural and understandable, though we know today educational institutions operate more like business centres.

    We don’t have Gurukuls these days....Do we?

    Why don’t you leave her with the children out and be with the nature and at home give her a wall all for herself in her room and load her with paint brushes and all possible colours from Charcoal to Water Colour to Oil Colour and let her make the strokes and choose her own colours without any borders.

    Perhaps you can also help her. It will be a great team work and if other children also join it can turn out to be a great party time and also help her to give a broader perceptive of life seeing the bigger picture than through the window frame of her room.

    I have just glanced through some of your writings and I can feel what you feel. Just do it.......
    A good lesson I learnt from Vodafone...

    "Job orientation" - The dog earlier with network is not promoting customer Care"

    I should have mentioned it in the beginning by chose to close with your “Dreams”

    “Dreams sometimes behave in a Crazy way….They leave us alone when we are in a crowd and when we are alone they stand along us like a crowd.

    Keep blogging; keep writing Swapna as everyone is crafted for fantasies.

  5. even my baby had her first day to school to day ,it is a play school 9-12 but for eing very first day her asked me to come and pic her up early in near by one hour;s time ....i was like this onr is longest time in my entire life so ,,it also passed away

    when i saw her she was preety haap-py she really enjoyed her day out with so many friends and new things to learn she was not at all willing to come back home i took her in my lap n took her back home she really loved her chapter in her life