So the brat has become a big girl now…going to nursery and all that…
I took TWO days off at work so that I can accompany her for the orientation…
She refused to let us photograph her…both FIL and I tried all tactics but she just refused to pose..mera photo mat lo and all that!
R and I took the BEST bus to her school and we walked a bit and reached early as usual!
So the deal is like this..I put her onto the bus from the daycare and the daycare teachers pick her up in the afternoon! So we rode back in the school bus in the afternoon today..and I could take a train and come half day to work as well.
1. 35 students in her class..her class teacher looks too sweet to handle so many kids
2. Girls are as naughty as boys…R was the first to pick up a toy horse and start riding it (we had to wait for about 25 minutes in the class and she did sure get bored..I tried to stop her twice but after that I just let her be..as usual parents were late!) other boys followed after her..and she fell down with her head down and I was behind a table and couldnt even pick her up..otherwise I would have hurt another kid!..and guess what I got judged with one mom telling another in gujju on what a sad mom I was 😦
3. R is definitely my daughter..she cant think anything if she is hungry..unfortunately the break time is late here and I learnt a lesson that I have to give her something solid before she goes to school
4. I will need to get up earlier if she needs to catch the bus on time
5. Most parents just compare on how much your child can say, tell, sing, speak, dance etc etc. R got cranky and wouldnt say anything and was crying amma pick me up and the some mothers actually smirked because their kids had gone in the front and were singing rhymes with the teachers!
6.so there is child sitting next to us and R askes him aapka naam kya hai and that boy gets shy and doesnt tell anything…boy’s mom says he is very shy..I tell her its okie…
BM: so how old is your daughter
BM: my son is only 2.5
RM: oh okie..i am sure in six months he will start to speak to everyone
BM: he doesnt eat any veggies..your daughter seems to eat everything (I had packed dosa and potato baja for her and she was eating)
BM: Does she know the alphabets
RM: she says them but I dont think she can recognize them too well
BM: My son knows all the rhymes and all the alphabets and 1 to 10..I put on a CD for him and he sees it all day and now had learnt so much
RM: Wow thats great..and I stop talking because apparently her son is younger to my daughter but my daughter cant do half of her son
The teacher takes attendance and its evident that apart from me there is no other south indian in the class
BM: you are not a south indian by birth na
BM: you are a gujju married to a south indian na
RM: no no I am a south indian
BM: but you look and speak like a gujju only
RM: I have been brought up in Baroda
BM: Thats what I thought…you are a gujju married to a south indian..
I rest my case there
RM: Do you work
BM: No no I was working but now my child is most important to me
RM: Kicks herself on the backside mentally and wonders why the hell did she have to ask such a stupid Q
BM: do you work
BM: so who takes care of your child..in laws?
RM: no she goes to a daycare
BM: oh and she stays there the whole day
BM: Then how will you manage her homework and extra activities?
RM: I dont know really lets see
BM: I am sure you will not be able to cope up
RM: yaa lets see and thankfully the teacher started giving everyone the dairies
7. I am praying to God that they board R in the right bus…there are about 10 buses and most of the guys seem totally not bothered about taking the kids in…I am hoping its because today is the first day..lets see what happens tomorrow.
8. All schools are alike…total confusion when the school leaves
9. Parents are not ready to wait for their turn to speak..they have to interrupt other conversations get their doubts answered first and make a super fuss 😦
10. the older students seem to be having so much fun in school I felt pretty nostalgic 🙂
11. The school has a timetable for food like Mondays should be steamed food (Except idlis anything else you can suggest?), Tuesdays – parathas..blah blah blah
12. There were very few fathers who had come and they also had come with the mothers only..so in short it was mostly an all mom crowd…eventually due to lack of space the teachers had to make one parent go out and stand
13. I realise that now I have to buy black hairband, white hairband, blue shoes, black floaters, blah blah blah for R….
The RAT race begins!