Monday, February 11, 2013

Seeing Double

Yesterday, Divya was complaining of eye pain as soon as I got home. I washed her eye and patted it dry and sent her off with that.
At bedtime, she told me that her eyes were not hurting anymore and that she was seeing one of everything again.
What do you mean?
I was having eye pain because I was seeing 2 of everything today!
Why were you seeing 2 of everything??!
Because it is so much fun!
How do you see 2 of eevrything?
By doing THIS (making major eye squinting action!)
Let it never be said that this girl cannot entertain herself!

All's not lost when your child is 7

When Ashwin stopped saying "certi-ticket" and started saying certificate correctly, even though he went through a phase of certitificate, I was a bit sad because I now have only 1 child to provide me baby-talk entertainment.
Until, the other day, Ashwin told me about telling news in school..
He did not have time to take any questions, as he had to do lots of exclamations.
What does that mean?
It means telling lots of things about the places I have been to!
Yeah right! :) (not planning on correcting him for as long as I can!)


Of the first day of school.. And tears.

It was Divya's first day of school..
(How did she grow up so quickly? Who stole the time? Could they return it please.. Or keep it. Return. Nah, keep... I'll let you know when I make up my mind)
Given that I have an anxious girl, I was having premonitions of tears and stress, both hers and mine. To be fair, she did ask those questions about what can she do if someone beats her? kills her? What if she sees a cockroach in the class? Despite all this, on the morning of school, she was quite cheerful and happy and proud to be fitted out in a shiny new uniform, school bag and the works. She could not wait to get to school.. All went well as we went into the class room, met other children and the teachers, did a puzzle, read a book... Until the teacher called out:
Girls and boys, in 5 minutes, your mums and dads will leave...
And the tears started.
I left the room feeling quite anxious myself and stayed clutching my phone for all of the 2 hours and 40 minutes. What if the school called? What if she was still crying? Was she happy? I mean, really happy??!
I needn't have worried. She came out of the classroom full of smiles happy to have had a fun day in school. She was eager to go back the next school day and has been steadily enjoying school since.
And the crying?
When did you stop crying Divya, I asked.
When Mrs Perera made me.
How did she make you stop crying?
She said, all children stop crying, we are going to play some music.
And, just like that, she stopped crying.
Oh, the power of a kindergarten teacher!