Tales From the Daycare

Its been so long since I wrote anything about Ms.Aadya. As the few readers of this blog know,she started going to the daycare,since November first week.The first two days were really cool.She went in,hugged her carer and waved me off.

But,from the second week onward,started her tears.She would wake up crying each morning ,saying I don’t want to go to the daycare.The day I said,we were not going,she would cheer up..but the day,she had to go,she wouldn’t stop crying.She whined all the way to the center and once we got there she would cling to me for life.

Finally,I asked one of the carers in her room,how she was and if they noticed anything worrying,because I was really concerned.They told me she generally had a great day and was having some problem waiting for her turn and sometimes that made other kids upset,specially,when they had a turn at the computer.

Aadya was hearing all this.That evening,I asked her,if she played at the computer and she answered angrily, “I don’t want to play at the computer anymore”..I was shocked,I really didn’t expect her to understand that she was the one bothering the other kids and react that way.I asked her again,later,she said, “But,I want to everyone to play with me..” I explained to her that its OK to play by yourself sometimes..and so,when its computer time,everyone gets to play by themselves.So far,its worked…and I am so glad,she is getting adjusted.(knock on the wood)And,I am amazed by her understanding.I really  didn’t expect her 3 year old mind to accept that logic.

She is trying out new foods at the daycare and not always enjoying ,but atleast she is trying.And boy!she is picking up so many new words-good and bad! The funniest was,when she came home and told me, “Mommy,R is not my friend anymore”.. “Why,baby?” I asked her.. “Because,she cancelled by Christmas!!!” It took every last ounce of my willpower to not laugh.Some of the not so nice words she picked up are:  Ugly,funny,yucky poo poo..(why God,Why?)

Some of the nice things she picked up are: Mommy,you are being rude to me(when I yell at her)

Mommy,no thanks,I don’t feel like doing this..

and my favoriteeeeeeeeeeeeee…is ofcourse-“Mommy/papa,do you love me?Are you happy to have me?”

And “Let me think,what should we do/eat/wear??” “I think we should do/wear/eat this”

“I reallyyyyy reallyyy like this.Can I please,please have this?”

and.. “I really missed you so much!I was so happy ki tum mujhe lene aayi!”

My little girl is growing up.So many kids in her class are turning four and everyday we have so many pretend parties ..with playdough cakes and paintings turned into gifts.Oh,speaking of paintings,she comes home everyday with atleast 2 paintings for me. She said to me one day,  “Mommy,I really miss you at the daycare”..So,I told her to draw me a picture.  “But,R says,I  can’t draw pictures,I can only draw lines.” I told her,I love those lines..and since then,everyday,she comes home with atleast 2 pictures for me…God!I love her soo much!


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