You are one lucky gal. You really are! I cant imagine how I would have managed to get you used to daycare if your akka wasnt there. Akka has been there for you every moment.
We got a car seat for you so that I could take akka and you in the car till the daycare. You refuse to sit on it, till akka sits beside you. Akka carries about 10 toys everyday, giving it to you turn by turn, as you get bored of it when Amma drives. On the first day, you cried so much while coming back from daycare, in the car seat, that Akka told me ‘Enough Amma, trust me to keep her safe, I wont let her fall down’ She took you out of the car seat, cuddled you, and then you finally stopped crying, hiccuping slightly and finally just rested your head on her shoulders and closed your eyes, as if you were finally in peace with this world!
Every morning, akka manages to entertain you in the car. Sometimes by dancing, sometimes by singing, sometimes by laughing loudly, sometimes by scolding, sometimes by giving you things to chew (including her fingers and then screaming Amma R2 is biting me!!)
When we reach the daycare, she is tells you ‘We are going to daycare, so no crying, only playing’ Then you start crying as soon as you see the teacher, she keeps talking to you, cajoling you, playing peek a boo with you, all the time waving her hand from the back and asking me to leave without feeling bad…Go amma go, she says from the corner of her mouth, because she doesnt want you to hear her…I will take care..arey go before you miss your train!
Then akka’s friends come in 2 minutes and the three guys and akka are dancing for you, singing for you, distracting you to the fullest, so that I can leave 🙂
Teacher tells me that you sit on akka’s lap and have food, the first three days, you slept only on akka’s lap. you refused to let go of her frock and she and her friends very patiently sat next to you, entertaining you. After the third day, you were ready to leave akka for a while. But everytime she went to school at 10.30 you would cry your heart out.
On the 7th day, I got a call from daycare, with akka bawling on the phone. I got so scared. Apparently, Akka didnt want to go to school because you cry everytime she leaves for school. I somehow managed to convince her to go. That evening I got to know that when you cry inside, akka cried everyday outside waiting for the bus, because you were crying and she felt guilty about it. Teacher, Appa and I explained to her that you had short term memory and stopped crying just like how you would when I left.
When akka comes back to daycare from school, you pounce on her, pull her hair, touch her face, to check if she is really there. You then cling to her like a monkey refusing to let her even change her clothes…you jump with joy and gurgle away to glory just looking at her.
On the way back home, you are more interested in having akka next to you than even looking at amma. As long as your akka is next to you, you dont want anyone else!
Akka always tells me that you are happy in daycare, I will take care of her, Amma, you dont worry.
Kid, both of us have done a lot of goodness in our previous births to have Akka as a part of our lives.
I hope you always will remember the love and care akka has showered on you during these initial days of daycare adjustment!