Monday, February 1, 2010

Yay to a happy beginning at play school

Aah it took Jiya to start play school to shove me out of the self imposed hiatus. Undoubtedly a big milestone! We went through tough winters this year in ways more than one - illnesses took away major chunks of time and energy but anyways that's not what I sat down to write about.

Jiya finally started play school today after us contemplating the thought for almost 5 months now. I expected her to cry and give me a tough time for at least 2-3 weeks, if not more, considering that she is often found 'charging herself on her charging pad' which happens to be my shoulder, several times in a day, refusing to go to anyone else in the house no matter what the bait; she refuses to let go of my lap in a new situation or even in a very familiar situation like going to the park, when there are good number of people around, even if they are reasonably familiar to her. Her reactions about going to school had been varied. More often than not, when asked whether she would go to school, she would say only when she grows up and it kept going on like that. She seemed keen to go but nowhere in the near future. Basically I expected there to be water works and tantrums and the like. But she just went. A little resistance to leave my hand but her teacher just picked her in her lap and took her inside her classroom where the kids were singing the 'ABC' rhyme. I resisted the urge to peep inside because the longer I stayed, the greater the chance of her crying became. We decided to start her with an hour today and at the end of the hour, she was just as fine. Her teacher told me she colored and gelled well with the kids and asked me to bring her for 2 hours tomorrow. Phew!! Goes on to show how well we assume we know our kids and how they just wait for their turn to prove us wrong :)

I waited, just as eagerly for the conversation between the siblings once Vansh returned from his school. They are getting more and more meaningful, retaining the innocence and the charm at the same time. He had been very excited since Saturday about Jiya starting school from Monday. He asked her what she did to which she said "I colored". He asked "What else?" "Nothing else" came the reply :)

I stop here right now ..there's lots to write and share with you who read this and with myself when the kids are all grown and I get back to this blog to read about what my days once used to be like. I often think about those days to come and I smile. To be honest at this point of time I long for those days when there would be no more tantrums, no more screaming and yellings, no more getting every request of mine being met with resistance, no more physical tiredness from tending to two young children. However, I look at some friends who are there already and sense in them a longing to be back in my shoes :) The circle of life elusive as ever.


Arti said...

Very sweet :) Jiya looks adorable.....will be looking forward to seeing the two darlings soon.

Swati said...

ahh cute grow so fast :)

Sumana said...

Nice post Neera. Do you feel like that too? Ya sometimes i dream of going back in time when this angel of 5 years was just 5 months. Life had its own challenges then but still looked so peaceful from here.
My little one is so resistant to go to school. I am already dreading the first few days of the big school and thinking of applying vacation for june. vacation

dipali said...

Congrats! When did your little baby grow up into this school-goer?
She's looking lovely.

Sandhya said...

Cute post..and Jiya is a doll in the picture!

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noon said...

Neera! So good to have you back! You are not allowed to disappear like this from now on. Half my fav bloggers are not posting anymore.
Jiya looks so cute! Can you believe it - how come she just went and didn't cry after giving you the impression she will! Hey hey - don't hcill out yet girl - they cry after the first week! :) Hee hee - just making sure you don't sit back and relax now !:)) Evil me! But man, I can't believe she is old enough to be in school. KG and Jiya were all just born. I am totally aware of every moment these days and really know how much I will miss their innocent laughter and tantrums and everything when they grow up...

Anonymous said...

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Neera said...

Arti: I hope we can get the kids to get together often. They'll really enjoy each others' company now.

Swati: they really do :)

Sumana: Past, as they say, is always pleasant, no?! You know she also might just decide to surprise you ..I'll wait for updates :)

Dipali: Thanks dear :)

Sandhya: Thank u Sandhya :) first time here?

noon: :) That's waht I thought too but thankfully she is getting happier to be going with every passing day. Some more evil friends tell me to 'wait and see!' till after the vacations ;) And yeah u r right. i already feel kind of empty after both of them leave but then I do feel good too about the time that i get :)

PG said...

that sounds great! coming to read this now.
a lovely picture!
I only have one kid at home but I share your sentiments in many ways. I've also been trying to motivate myself tofind time to write down atleast a few things for later on, when one day I 'll have more time at hand with the kid(s) grown up.

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