Myra started pre-school a few months back and took almost two months to now finally get to a point where she cries to go to school, instead of wanting not to. For weeks I would sit, with my heavy pregnant belly, in her class and she would cling to and walk away only till the corner of my kurta dragged! As if attached to me with an invisible umbilical cord…
I would sit patiently and wonder and wait… There were a few others who cried and howled and eventually they also got ok. Except Myra. She is special. I had told myself, that it’s ok if she never adjusts, what’s the worst!? Twice I cried. And eventually I cut that cord, I had to, so I stopped going. Sent her with my dad and hoped for the best. Myra would come home and tell us how she cried in school and she would enact the whole thing and would laugh about crying at school!! Which actually made me realise that it’s not as bad I think.. She was well aware of her surroundings and it was a matter of time. And i was right.
Myra goes to Pallavan Pre school in Dlf phase 1, Gurgaon. I am going to take out time and write more in detail about the school and what we think of it and why we chose it over the Anagram branch or the very talked about Anand preschool. More on that later.
The principal Bhavana, at Pallavan, was the main reason we had chose this school in the first place. Both V and I instantly just liked her! And I guess we were right because she showed immense patience and enthusiasm with Myra. Making sure she personally takes out time for Myra and walks with her and talks to her till she adjusted. She’s a gifted person when it comes to being able to bond with kids. They call the teachers at Pallavan ‘Mausis’ (one of the things that I don’t like about the school!) And Myra loves her Seema and Neeti Mausis now and talks so much about them!!
Before they closed for Diwali vacation the school had a lil celebration – they decorated tulsi plants with glitter and gold and distributed sweets, made rangolis with flowers and paint and everyone was asked to come in Indian clothes if they could – Myra, while I was looking for her clothes, found an older set of pavadai, which was quite short and insisted that she will wear only that. So, here, my lil baby in an Indian outfit a lil too short for her!! 😀
Pallavan school website – http://pallavan.com