October 31, 2007

My own little explorer

Edited to add- Courtesy- Amma's mobile !!

Anushka woke up all excited just as her mother did. We had planned what to wear to the last detail. Even the bag she wished to carry. She had practiced opening and closing it herself . Also her shoes were such that she could handle them on her own.

This was Anush's big day.

30 October 2007 - Her first day at the "montessori" school ( they insist they are not a playschool:-)) ) at the " Reception class"- I am going to have to get used to these terms/ jargon.

Anush with her Appa and Amma in tow, went to school.
My words of wisdom to her- " Anush, be HAPPY. And if you want to go susu tell the aunty there okay?"

The "adult in charge"- RC took her to class and Anush blissfully waved tataas to us and went in. No tears or tantrums. No looking back.

We had been informed that the child has to be eased in and hence the timing was 15 minutes the first few days and then it would be gradually increased to 2 hours.

After about 20 minutes RC got Anush back. I did not even check with RC what Anush did in that time. I was just so glad to see her all charged. RC herself mentioned that Anush seemed ready to stay longer and we could try half an hour to one hour the next day.

On the journey home Anush sounded very delighted with her experience with "nice" kutty paapaas and "nice" chotta babies and the "nice" chithi ( RC).

Today Anush was seen off by her paati and me and was fine for over one hour. She also told RC and used the school loo. Halle loo ya!!

Here is wishing you many friends and a lot of learning Anushka!!

And in all this I forgot to take my camera along!!

16 comments:

nanands said...

If only you had told Anushka to remind you, she would have insisted on taking the camera...

Collection Of Stars said...

WoW! First time I have heard of a kid not crying on the first day at play school. Did you give her any speacial coaching for that? I desperately need the advice :)

Shobana said...

Good for you Anush! I hope you will continue to love school and all the fun things it will offer.

Orchid said...

Vow! exciting time for you guys! wishing her the very best!

artnavy said...

nanands- you are possibly right

******- cool na & touchwood- i think we were lucky - we were expecting a big tantrum given her lack of ever being away from us with strangers- also our last experience at her first hair cut!!

shobana/ orchid- yeah!!and thanks.

Itchingtowrite said...

congratulations!!

artnavy said...

thanks!!

choxbox said...

okay so you finally zeroed in on the one that refuses to call stuff 'play'and insists it is 'work' :)

say hi to RC. wish we were also in chennai - i'd have sent n4 there.

artnavy said...

yes chox box and now i really wish u were here- i mentioned u to RC during the orientation

yesterday there was a lady there with 2 girls n3 and n4's ages-all with a marked foreign accent when they spoke english- and i was so tempted to ask if she was you!

but then she spoke Tamil as well...

Sunita said...

I can feel your excitement.
Anush, Wish you lots of fun all along the way

Krishnan said...

I wish Anush whale of a time in her school.

artnavy said...

tnx sunitha and krishnan( do I know you from college?)

choxbox said...

art, n3 does not speak with an accent if she is talking to indians. she has some strange in-built thing - she switches accents like no one's business - dont think she realises it herself :)

hey i can also speak tamil btw. so what if i mix 'kaadal' with 'kadla' (as in maavu).

Fuzzylogic said...

Congrats art!and Anush looks delighted with her new school.

artnavy said...

tnx fuzzy

choxbox- wld be interesting to hear your tamil

Prats said...

Sometimes kids have an uncanny way of understanding their environment better than their parents. Am so glad that Anush has taken well to "montessori".