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August 19, 2010

Kindergarten Girl.

It was Ashu's first day of Kindergarten yesterday and it was all so overwhelming. For me, that is! When we went for the orientation the day before, Ashu refused to stay in the class and started crying when we left her and went to attend the orientation. And I was surprised at her behaviour. I mean she has just began her 4th year in this school and she's crying? But then, its a new campus. Big school. New teachers. So settled her down calmly and ran away. When we went back after an hour, madam was happily playing with her best friend. Phew. This campus is not that near to our place which means we have to leave the house at 8 am. So yesterday, we managed to get up early and pack snack, lunch for her, eat breakfast and leave on time. Ashu got down and skipped to her classroom with the help of a teacher. I parked the car and walked to her class to leave the rain boots, jackets, indoor shoes, etc... I said bye to her and she waved and went inside. She had loads of things to tell in the afternoon when I went to pick her up. Today I did the run with Antu since Hd is out of town. And in spite of an emergency diaper change situation for Antu in the car and a bit of traffic due to road work, we were able to reach school on time and I dropped her off at the entrance and drove off. Sigh! My little girl is growing up. So am I. (I got up at 6.00 am two days in a row, alright?)

Antu is missing her Akka terribly. Yesterday when I came back home after dropping Ashu, she stood at the door and asked in a horrified tone, "Akka enga?" (Wheres Akka?) After two months of being inseparable, she does nt know what to do now. But that was only yesterday. Today madam has realized that she can play with all the stuff thats forbidden to her when Ashu is around! I told Hd about my sister and me when we were young. How this one year my sis used to leave for her school before me and come back after me. So I used to raid her cupboard and take her pens, pencils, rulers, erasers,... take them to school and then come back and put them where there were. (sorry, sis!) After all those years, Im still putting back things. Only now I work for someone else!

Heres to all the kids who are starting their first day of school or going back to school. Loads of love, learning and laughter. And good luck to the younger one raiding their cupboards! :)

18 comments:

Aditi's Album said...

Cannot stop myself from laughing at your label - 'rendaavadhu ellam pollaadhadhu', Unfortunately I'm not the 'rendaavadhu' so dont have the honor of being the 'pollaadhadhu'! Does that mean you were one too? I mean you are still one and your poor innocent sis is the chamatu?

utbtkids said...

All the best to Ashu the kindergarten kid :)

Mine starts Sept 8th. There are certain KG responsibilities she will have. I am worried abt child2 though, she will come back home and throw a fit that she wants to do the same thing her older sister is doing.

Me said...

good luck ashu...

Boo...indha rate la pona pretty soon ashu is going to say that you drop her off ten furlongs from the school gate..i see a karmic connection post coming up soon :)

yaadayaada said...

Aditi, and everyone.. Yes Boo is the rendavadhu and she is polladhu.
Raiding cupboards!! Hmpf!! Now I know what happened to my Camlin pencil.

B o o said...

AA - Im sure I was one. Am I still one? I guess my sis has to answer that! ;)

Utbt - Poor Mieja! Its tough being the younger one, you know? Too many temptations and too little resistance. Prepare her in advance.

Me - The Memory Man strikes again! LOL!

B o o said...

YY - Morning! enna kaanume nnu paarthen! answer AAs Q. Am I still a pollaadhadhu?

and Camlin pencil? What about Hero pen? Reynolds pen? your favorite kerchief? your secret dairy? geometry box? Atlas? ;)

PV said...

Hope Ashu thrives in the big school and hope Antu drives you up the wall kodanjifying Ashu's stuff

Prediction - we shall see the Antu stealing Ashu's secret diary post in a few years. Wonder what the equivalent of the broken aluminium chair will be

ChoxBox said...

Am rendaavadhu too so totally relate to that bit!

Good Luck to the big girl. Mine started full day this year. *I* had the horrified expression when i got back after dropping her.

Its our space said...

good luck to Ashu. And "enjoy " to the rendavadhu. there is nothing cuter than two little bunches of hair on kindergartners,no ?

Ani said...

happy K-grade Ashu... Mine is starting Kinder on Sep 9th. I am looking forward to that.. me too me too the vallu rendavadhu. sample is that round small mud hundi of my bro from which I take out 1 rupee each day with the broom stick (thiruttu thanama) to buy 5 20 paise orange candy

artnavy said...

'rendaavadhu ellam pollaadhadhu'- i have to agree!!

hugs to both your girls

dont anush and ashu look a lot like each other??

mnamma said...

Moothathu ellam konjam paavam dhaan!!! Best wishes to Ashu on starting KG.

Gauri said...

Awww Boo - she looks all so grown up :). Good luck to Ashu in "big school".

Seena said...

Love Love Love your posts..These days I come daily to check..write more please..I have one daughter and I want one more daughter that makes like you...

Sumana said...

Lovely post book. My daughter has started primary school and who takes best advantage of the situation, when the elder ones are at school. Therefore the elder one locks her stuff these days. Ahh fun times.

Maatuponnu said...

When I was growing up, my brother and I had schools in different shifts. So I would get back home at 12.30, yell at him for having messed up my 'treasures' yet help him get going to school =D

Guess it is always harder on the second kid though...they already have someone waiting to assert their authority on them at home!

B o o said...

PV - ayyo raama! between the memory man Me and you, nothing goes unnoticed!!

Chox - Im sure I ll have the same horrified expression when Antu starts school! *horrified at the thought!*

IOS - yup. :)

Ani - LOL! thanks for reminding me. i did that too! ;)

Art - a lot! and the younger duo have lots of similarities too. may be we are related? :)

mnamma - hmph!

Gauri - thankoo.

Seena - dude! you dont know what you are wishing for! beware! ;)

Sumana - Im sure Ashu would do just that as soon as she starts reading my posts!

Maatuponnu - welcome. we dont have it too bad, dont worry. we also have one more person to lean on. :)

William said...

Moothathu ellam konjam paavam dhaan!!! Best wishes to Ashu on starting KG.