So we have taken another step forward. Meaning that sonny got admission into LKG and thats a cause for celebration more for us than for him. Husband dear stood dutifully overnight to get hold of a form and me being the dutiful wife 😛 took hold of the home front and supplied him with the khana peena at the appropriate times.
The interview went well, sonny darling replied to the question,’What is your name?’ and proceeded to let his eyes do the talking in the remainder of the interview which led the interviewers to believe that he does understand and will be able to manage in a classroom.
I went into jubilation mode only to hear that , ‘No, I am not going to THAT school.’ I felt my heart leap into my mouth and hurriedly asked , ‘WHy?’ To hear,’NO means NO’. Obviously he is just imitating my style. 😦
Repeated enquiry, has yielded the following reasons why he does not like the new school:
- The school is BIG, he may get lost
- It does not have a garden. It does have a playground but in the present school that he is going to (nursery), it has a slide, swing, see-saw, dollhouse etc. And finally the clincher
- The teachers are old. I was a bit shocked Old? I asked. Yes, he replied all wearing either the dress that u wear (salwar) or trouser he said with a shrug.
Now his nursery t=eacher is a very young 20 something, full of energy, running and dancing with the kids.And very stylish too. The boys all go ga ga over her and girls try to imitate her, you can imagine the effect she has on them. And on weekends when she arrives in a knee-length skirt with high boots you can hear the collective gasp. So you can understand why he finds the teacher in the new school OLD.
Eight months back when the school wanted to promote him to a higher class in which he will be taught the basics of reading and writing, I said No. He being so very attached to his Gloria teacher that I was afraid how he would take the news. He had been continuously tagging behind her like a faithful puppy and even a moments separation would bring a bout of tears. But the management had said that he would overcome that attachment, he needs to go into a higher level. So then we came to a consensus that he would continue for some days in the same class and slowly he would be shifted to another class. He had initially rebelled but now he is an ardent fan of his Annie teacher. The other day he asked, Why don’t you let your hair fall like Annie teacher?” 😀 ( She keeps a few strand of hair falling over her face which she blows off with a shrug every now and then)