Dont get bugged okie if this is too long..its still SnS’s and Seema’s fault 🙂
anyways so yesterday it was all about the make up and stuff..and today about the actual program 🙂
I go and stand in the line where parents are waiting for the gates to open, reading my David Baldacci while people around me are chit chatting calling their children from the top etc etc…me? I am in zen mode..R is not even bothered, then why should I ? Hmpf!
As per the Indian standard time, the program slated to start at 8.30 starts only at 8.45…I am furious…I mean, WHY in God’s name, WHY CANT people start the program on time…there are parents leaving their children to the teachers even at 8.30…how can they do that…they give excuses like ‘late soya na, toh late utha’ seriously? I mean when you know your child needs to reach early, WHY CANT YOU just let them sleep early???
Anyways, so we all are sitting at our places, I thankfully, had one of R’s daycare friend’s parents who also studies in her school, different division as company…so we chatted about everything under the sun including the school 😉
The principal gave a speech and then showed us some pictures of various activities in school including pictures of the annual day competition…Gosh! parents are so so so bloody talented, there was this boy whose mom had dressed him like Shiv Ligam…I am sure she didnt send the boy to school by the school bus, but the way it was done…OMG! I was spellbound….
R’s friend’s mom laughed at me and asked me, so want to leave your job...I almost said yes…I mean, THIS is what is the advantage of being a SAHM…you never do anything half hearted right???
ETA : I apologise if the struck sentence made anyone feel that I was berating or insulting working mothers by telling them that they dont do full hearted work for the kids….it was a sentence more to myself than anyone else.. sorry!
then started the stuff which we were awaiting…
First about 30 playgroup kids came on stage, stood in a semi circle and danced on nursery rhymes….
I went crazy, clapping, screaming, until the guy in front of me turned around and looked at me as if I was a specimen from the zoo and just as he was going to say something, R’s friend’s mom gave out a whistle….you know the whistle where you use your thumb and index finger put it in your mouth and gives out a loud noise…like that…I screamed again and her husband said yayayayay go again both of you and we went again…and the man in front was so shocked that he just gulped and looked ahead hehehe 🙂
What whistles man…she was a riot!!!
anyways…people asked for a ‘once more’ I wasnt in favor..no dont get me wrong, the kids were cute enough, but two things
1. We were running late
2. the kids were tired and bored…
I thought they will stop at one rhyme but they made the kids do the WHOLE thing again…I felt so bad…and I was right..the kids WERE bored…most of them who did a superb job the first time, didnt even shake their bums the next time 😦
anyways that over, the first nursery class came…the best part of the whole program was that the kids danced on really old songs except the last group which did on Dhinkichika (I am not a big fan of the song!, I hate Salman Khan..go on hit me, Smita :):))
oh so where was I? yaa the first song…
It was this song ‘angrezi mein bolu I love you’ they had made the entire set of kids (about 40) divide into pairs and dressed as goans, gujjus, bongs and punjus…
and oh God the way they danced…awesome awesome awesome..
then was another set of 40 kids dancing on a medley on Lord Krishna’s song…the last one had two kids dressed as Radha and Krishna standing in the centre and all the others standing behind them…WHAT A SCENE!!! We were screaming and shouting…all the while 🙂
The third dance was on ‘acha ji mein hari chalo maan jao na’ the kid who was in the front…the boy, the way he was shaking his head as if he was not maaning….oh God…guys I was shocked that at 3 kids can come up with such expressions..and what dance steps…superb superb!
then there was another set of kids who danced on ‘udde jab jab zulfein teri’, ‘oh meri zoharazabin’ and ‘saar pe topi laal baandh ke resham ka rumaal’ what lovely expressions boss…I toh fell in love only
and then R’s class came and the brat was standing right in the front…when the lights were dark, she was chit chatting with her partner *Rolls eyes*
Then the lights turned on and they started with ‘O Hasina Zulfon wali jane jahan’ and boy oh boy what dancing by the kids…I was flabbergast..no seriously…lovely lovely…..screams, shouts, the whole hall was on their feet..well almost on their feet 🙂 and then there was a gap for a second and they started with ‘Aaj Kal Tere Mere Pyaar ke Charche’ what a super change the kids did…I was like ‘sahi’…it was total timepass…some kids forgot, some looked around, some jumped, some danced…all in all, total entertainment 🙂 I think this was a tribute to Shammi Kapoor..from up there, he would have loved to see the kids dance with joy to his songs…
And then the finale Dinkachika…..the kids again were in pairs and danced to the song with total enthu 🙂
And the program ended…
Few observations which RM had as usual
1) Start time..I wonder when I will see a school which starts its program on time!
2) The parents going ahead and taking their children’s pictures..despite the school authorities PLEADING them not to..some kids started crying after seeing their parents 😦
3) The elaborate costumes of certain dances…I think they could have selected something more kid friendly
4) The way the kids were left..they should have been left class wise…instead everyone was left together and there was total chaos 😦
5) Old songs are superb dancing pieces…if I ever get a chance to dance, I would prefer doing it on the older songs than the newer ones..
6) No, chikini chameli is no where close to ‘o hasina zulfon wali’ absolutely not!
all in all a total success…I loved every moment of it..and I must admit that R danced pretty nicely….she remembered most of the steps, managed to make her partner turn her around 5 times and jumped like a jack properly :):)
I dropped R to the daycare along with her friend and his mom and then we went to work 🙂
so that ends the annual day tale…no SnS and Seema, you wont give me a stern look na 🙂
and oh here are the pics….from the annual day and the republic day 🙂