My princess’ big leap
It’s June, in some parts of the country it is time when your little one starts a new journey. A journey that the child and the parent look forward to. But with the beginning of this month, also comes a gush of emotions more for me than for her, butterflies in my stomach…..wait a minute, it’s not mine but my little girl’s first day in a kindergarten.
Today was the parents orientation program at my daughter’s school. As my husband and I walked past the play ground towards the auditorium the first thought that struck my mind was, Oh my god!!! my daughter will start going to a big school, a school where there are 3000 students. The walk to the auditorium was none less than a slow motion flashback scene of a typical bollywood movie. Wrapped in a cloud of nostalgia, I was reminded of that moment when I first heard the doctor says it’s a GIRL, the first time I held her in my arms, the memory so vivid that it could have been yesterday. The years had indeed gone too soon. I wished if she could be chotu baby (a term used by us to refer to an infant) again. In fact it was yesterday evening when I was having a playful chat with my daughter, all of a sudden she said, “Mammu I want to be a chotu baby, I want to crawl”
In my case it is probably true. My daughter did not cry while going to playschool either. On the other hand it was me who wished her a nice day with teary eyes. But this time it is more than that. This time she goes to a so called BIG school from where starts her fresh trial of fun, laughter, best friends, academics and a lot more. It is like a big box full of surprise and fun each day of her life for at least next 14 years. As I write this, it makes me feel proud as she sets of to fly high up in the air.
Just like my princess, I am excited and all set for THE BIG DAY tomorrow, her first day in the new school. I promise to kiss her goodbye tomorrow not with teary eyes but with a smiling face.
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