Monday, September 20, 2010
The day came, I woke up early and started to get ready. Prayed God to give her and also me strength for this little separation. I promised my husband I'll be fine and asked him to go to work. We went to school. We were seated in the auditorium, the vice principal gave many instructions and most importantly she asked the parents not to cry. "Experienced people!" I thought to myself. After getting her class room number I met her teacher. The most kind lady shook my girl's hand and gave her a gentle hug, made her sit next to her. She asked me to place her 'backpack' in one of the provided shelf. When I turned around I saw my daughter playing with the toys in the room. I thought may be she feels safe in my presence. I filled out some emergency telephone numbers and address in the given form. I gave it to the teacher , she immediately said you can leave because your daughter is not crying.
I donot want to leave. I just wanted to make 100% sure that she is ok. I called her, to my surprise she said, "no!". I asked her, "Can amma go home?" she said , "Yes!, bye". I said to myself, "She may feel my absence during her lunch and nap!". I left the class room. I went home and saw the emptiness in my home. I missed her a lot. Thought for a reason to go back to school. Got it!. Went back to school with some of the supplies given in the form. Found her happily having lunch with other children.
This time I was not at all worried instead felt very happy to see the sweet smile on her face.
Now I am worried how to get her back to home ;)
Sonnathu Scribbler at 9:51 AM