Anush had gobbled up so much pop corn at such speed at the movie that she had a bad bout of throwing up yesterday ( it was her monthly birthday which I had completely forgotten.)
She got introduced to Milly Molly Mandy and see her work on the side bar with a little instruction and the limited sketch pens ( dark and light green) that I gave her.
Today my mother and I went for the first Observation session at Anushka's school. So we were peeping through a one way window at the mezzanine floor watching kids between 3-5 yrs busy, fumbling their way through, some confident, some dong some " work" and others watching and one crying all through.
We watched Anush twiddling her fingers for a few minutes wondering what to do possibly- broke my heart.
She then began following her teacher around - we know she can be clingy especially when physically unwell but I think I need to have a chat on this with Anush and calm her anxiety.
Then the teacher demonstrated polishing a brass vessel and Anush was at her best. Carrying out the steps to the last detail with immense care and patience- she set up her work station- table and mat, she made the little brass lamp shine - taking polish , dabbing, buffing - and put the whole lot of thing back in their designated places once done, washed up and then updated the teacher. I wanted to shout out " Bravo- what a performance" - I had balcony seats after all.
An hour in her school day, while she is recuperating from an illness, may not be representative but it gave me some perspective and the feeling that things are going right at school . Except I may chat with her a little about following the teacher around so much.