November 11, 2008

Bunking school

"Amma I am not feeling well enough to go to school" Anushka woke up today saying this. Then she really had a small bout of coughing. I told her she could stay home today as well and take rest.

Soon enough there was not even a trace of the sick child of yesterday , instead we had a prancing monkey, chattering away and dancing about the house.

So I told her " Anush you seem fine - let us go to school."

"No Amma, I am not well enough " she said and promptly did this-

Starting very young I must say. To think I never ever bunked school !! I was really timid. Can't say the same about college though.

Talking of leave, I was amused by a friend who is planning a trip to Malaysia with his family. He is so petrified to ask for leave at his child's school that he is asking for a few days claiming some illness and then planning to extend the leave by a few more days

Couple of questions:

What kind of school is that ? Why intimidate?

What if the child blurts out the truth of the vacation once they are back- u can hardly coach a child to lie?

And we are taking of a child in kindergarten here btw.

And I leave you with this-


11 comments:

Blogeswari said...

Reminds me of my nephew who is aptly nicknamed N T Dramarao

VJ said...

How I wish I can buk work too!!like Anush ...and not worry about the aftermath.

Monika,Ansh said...

lol........she reminds me of my Ansh :)

Artnavy said...

blogeswari- that is hilarious

vj- me too but my mom will still not let me:-))

monika- even their names are similar....so

Mama - Mia said...

drama queen indeed!!

much later in my school life, i used to pretend to have stomach upset! thatrs one illness they cudnt check!! :p

and its crazy that schools should expect we take permission to take the kid on holiday! that too in KG! geez!

cheers!

abha

Artnavy said...

i am ok with the intimation kind of thing not having to need permission at that class that too

and dont we know travel opens children's minds to a million experiences and sensations

WhatsInAName said...

lol at Anushka's nautanki!!!

About the school, I sometimes feel that its parents who are overacting and over-reacting. Heck! They should give a piece of their mind to the princi!

choxbox said...

:))

hey whats that abt pippi? sounds good!
btw the hindi version called 'pippi lambemoze' (published by tulika) is being read around here currently. interesting coincidence!

Artnavy said...

whatsinaname- they would rather think of shifting their child out of the school!!


choxbox- more on it in the next post

subha said...

OMG!!! seriyana natak rani!

Artnavy said...

correct subha