Anush went to school today- her first in Bangalore and her second school so far . She started the day with tears and moved on to sobs and requests and then calmed down after a few stories.
She asked why she had to change schools and we reminded her that this was in the larger interest of staying together as a family. Also so far she keeps saying " Everything is better in Bangalore..." We used the same line shamelessly......that seemed to clinch it.
I had also gotten her a Mowgli bag and told her that she would make many friends like he did ....
Once at school, we ensured that she had a look at the loo and got introduced to a couple of affable teachers before I left. Anush was happy that one of them said that she could address her as Chithi which is how the adults were addressed in her Chennai school.
There is a lot more outdoor setting in this school though it is smaller than the one she went to in Chennai.
The daughter of our good friend N, from our PG days, studies there. She happens to be in the same class as Anushka. They have taken to each other and Anush is chilled out as per N who reached school later.
I hope my darling likes this school better than she did the one in Chennai.