I just scattered water from a glass placed near the pot on the swiped floor and then ran away escaping without thinking to clean the water.
The maid came inside the house with cleaned utensils to keep them inside the kitchen ,I was afraid that mum will again scold me for this naughty habit so i did not utter a word about the fall of water from me and was sitting with my barbie doll toys thinking of how to escape.
All of a sudden a scream was heard from the kitchen, Divya di just slipped along with utensils because of the water lying there. She tried to wake up but pain did not allowed her to stand. It was too dangerous slip, she was severely crying of pain.
Mom took her to hospital with help of my neighbouring aunty. And it was a fracture due to misplacement of a muscle.
And when she came back i told her a sorry and said i won’t do such mistake again.
But Mom was all tired of my little naughty habits now. So she was angry on me. Now Divya di would be on leave for almost a month. This increased mum’s anger. She decided to admit me to schoo, So that i won’t disturb and eat her head with my silly 24*7 talks also she believed this to be the right time for me to go to school.
She got admission form of School.
” Bal Niketan “.I was very sad at it.
And tried to escape from going to school. But it was too late now, because mom and dad have already planned sending me to school, they just wanted an excuse to console grandparents and now the Maud incident is enough to bring grannies to their side.
I went to school with mum in her arms and it was a village school, it hardly had any formalities so the headmaster congratulated mom and said I can join the school play group from 1st of July. I was upset and was almost about to cry, then a Miss entered the Office
She greeted my mom with a good morning and was trying to talk with me.
She asked me my name, I did not reply and hid myself in saree of mom.
She then continued to talk with mum telling that i am such a shy girl. And other things of School – School timings and all. I was worried and tensed looking at the new face. Then miss was going out of the office.She gave me 1 candy, I refused to take it first but then i took it blushing and answering her questions.
We came back to home.
All day my mind would think of ooooh no School, teachers, sticks and studies. I clearly said mum i don’t wanna go to school.
Mom told me okay they are not sending me now.This relieved me a little.
I was now convinced with the little hope that i would never go again there, away from grandpa.
One day mamma brought a very cute set of pencil box, pencil, eraser and sharpener. All were so cute thingg. I said i want them mum, you have brought for me na this all the cute things ?
To which she said that only those kids who go to school gets such cute things. I said nothing but i was attracted by the colorful barbie bag and the so colourful Sketches of fruits, girls, animals and cars on the notebook.
I said mum will i get those if i go to school?
Mum said i will give you more pretty things if u agree to go there.At school there are so lovely teachers who gives candies, and teaches you poetries and dance. And also you will get many friends there .
I changed my mind a little and instead of being nervous now i was excited about all magical things mamma told me about school.
So mamma convinced me by tempting and i agreed to go to school.
Finally the day arrived “My first day of School ” .
I woke up early that day and was following mamma wherever she went – to the garden, to kitchen and while she was feeding sparrows.
I was telling mamma to pick me up early from the school, to arrange my school bag and to give me chocolate cake if i stay like a good kid .
My mum agreed on all my talks at that time.
I brushed my teeth, took the shower and then dressed in a yellow top with Lilliput shorts by mamma’s help.
(She still have treasured this dress of mine .)
I then sat with papa and had eaten bites of apple and finally was all set to move to school.
After finishing the breakfast Mum and dad both told me to take blessings of God.
I then took my tongue forward for the sweet jagger abd curd she offered me. She placed a Tilak on my head and gave me blessings to study well forever.
I then went out shouting papa come faster.
That Day mum and dad both came with me to school. In the midway to school Papa told me how to greet with a Hi and Say Thank you and so on. We reached to the school well on time. The class teacher took me inside the room and asked my parents to go to home instead of worrying about me. They left with bundle of worries.
I was happy to be at new place. I thought school as a wonderland because of the colorful paint on walls of my class, with numbers and alphabets on it.
There were also other cute girls and boys .Some were crying because they don’t wanna stay there and wanted to go back to home. This made me nervous too so i too started crying mamma i too wanna go home.But then teacher came and promised me she will come soon to pick me up. And then with a heavy heart after crying a lot i became calm .
With sadness I was observing everything around me. A girl was sitting near to me, she was pulling my cheeks again and i was angry on her. I protested many times but she was again and again teasing me. I then changed my seat and moved away to another chair. Few kids were fighting for the cycles and footballs and a dice of numbers placed there.
Then teachers taught as A B C. It was the same miss who gave me chocolate that day. I smiled and got relief seeing her everytime.
She wore a beautiful bright colour suit and had very long hair. I loved my teacher 🙂 very much.
She smilingly gave turn to every kid to ride the cycle or play with the ball and to sit on dice.
Sometimes some children cried because they did not want to get up from the cycle. And others would cry because they too wanna sit on that cycle.
She somehow using her extra sweet nature managed to please the child and obey her, by offering chocolate or by telling You are so good boy or so cute girl .
I was too busy observing everything.
Then she sang us A B C D …And few poems, we tried to follow her and sang back in unison to her reply.
Then teacher made all the students to stand in a line and took us to washroom and also washed hands.
Some kids were running to fast .Then everyone came back to play class room . Teacher took out lunch box of all of us and told to eat. Being hungry kids started to eat themself instead of missing mamma who fed with her own hand. And some kids did not eat so teachers herself gave them pieces in mouth.
After the lunch we washed hands again and drank water from bottle and ate the candy that our mumma’s gave us .
Many kids were slept. Some were talking to each other and then Parents started to come to pick up their kids.
I hugged mamma tightly looking at her . My mamma too was relieved seeing me because it was first time i was away from her for 3 hours.
She asked me question relating to school and i too was telling her the story of the entire day
And this is ho, missing to mum I enjoyed my school day…i never cried after that for going to school again :).