Well, we have just completed 2 months of our primary schooling. Let’s cherish the journey so far!
Kids grow really fast! All the while when Aayan was in K1, K2 we used to keep preparing him that Primary will not be an easy affair , you will be going to a big school, long school hours, homework and endless list..
Now when he has started with his primary school all of a sudden I felt as if he has grown up and more independent in everything which definitely I should feel proud of.. but somewhere I felt (mumma’s emotions) where is my little baby who used to hold my hand and walk to the school. Even If i am late by 5 minutes he used to cry and say,”why you were late, Mumma?” All my friends have gone back home!
If we tell him to handover anything to his teacher or to buy any stuff he will set back saying, ” No ! I can’t do it.”
First day of his primary school he was all set ready and excited to attend the school. Hurray ! New school, new friends, new teachers and the totally new environment. Will I be lost in the big school !! Even though during his kindergarten days, school has prepared them for the next level but i believe like everyone kids do have the new place anxiety.
I “really really” have to praise and appreciate my hubby for always taking out the time for family. I don’t remember a single day when he has not make up for Aayan’s first day in any of his school, his school performances, his PTM, his graduation day and for that matter even his vaccinations. He was and is always there which has given our kids the confidence, trust and love for their dad. ” My daddy is the best “
Initial 3 days were orientation days and all 3 days his dad has attended the orientation and was in the school but Aayan was in his class and getting familiar with the books, teachers, canteen, library and all the places.
After the 3rd day when the usual routine started by getting up at 6.30m in the morning rush for brushing, shower and then breakfast. After every 5 minutes, I or his dad will be saying, ” Aayan, fast getting late for the school! packing his snacks and lunch .. morning hours seems like on a roller coaster ride. At the same time, my little Kaira will get up too to see what my big bro is up to. Every day she will be up at the same time to say ” Bye Bye “
Other day i went to pick him up from his school and he was waiting in the queue as it was crowded outside and I was unable to push the stroller inside. All the kids were coming out and he was standing near the corner as instructed by his teacher. When he saw me he smiled and came, in my heart I, was feeling that he will ask me,” Mumma, why are you late ?” but no he didn’t ask me anything. Just said, ” Mumma, you can leave the stroller outside and come !”, I said,” Ok ! will do it next time”
Felt good that no more separation anxiety.
Next day I asked him, how was his school.. he said, ” yes! Good “. I was like wow.. he is enjoying it.
Good to see how much he has changed and gained the confidence to do things on his own.Other day he just asked that he need to buy a book and we said, ” Ok! take the money and buy from the school ” which he confidently said,” Yes will do so “.
I can see that victorious smile on his face when he said my teacher told me that I will be the monitor of my class and he asked,” Do you know why Mumma?” . I said,” ya because you are a good boy “. He smiled,” Yes! I am not naughty that’s why and keep smiling ?”
Never realised when this beautiful transition happened and my little one has grown up into a confident boy. Love to hear his after-school conversations about his school, his accomplishments, his proud moments at the school. Though small little things but definitely for these little kids who are growing up sharing those moments with parents is all they need!
I am glad that I can cherish the time with my kids. Someday If they have the chance to read about their childhood.
Do you feel you have some similar moments to share here?