|My little “sun”
|Sun walks off!
It is pretty amazing what teachers and little tots can churn out these days. Yesterday, there was a “Jungle Safari” at Gautam’s school. He was a “sun” among all the animals. It takes a lot of innovation for teachers to include all the kids in their program. In our days, only the obviously talented kids who were not scared of the stage were selected. That led to a lot of kids never ever getting a chance of stage exposure. Anyway, among this bunch of kids, some of them spoke about animals. The lines must have been learned over a period of months, and they were performed confidently in front of a crowd of gawking parents with their cameras almost thrust in the kids’ faces. Some parents actively tried to wave to their children, I am sure making them forget their lines in the bargain. A few kids did forget but that was okay. We cheered them louder than the others. At one point in time, an ornamental fruit tree fell on top of the Principal. That was a funny sight to behold :).
There was also a song and dance with kids dressed as animals celebrating the lion’s birthday. The kids and the teachers did a marvelous job. The costumes were superb, and the stage lighting and decoration was all really well done. There were some more kids giving a lot of nice information about panda, lion, tiger etc. One thing that amuses me about children is that they all speak in that sing-song tone winding up with a Thank–you (sounds like a tank-you). Maybe, they are taught to speak rhythmically. And, the little fumbles, their cute gestures etc. add to the beauty of their performance.
And, my son, very shy by nature, was trying very hard not to look at the audience and to merge with the background. Even while taking the final walk when all the kids wave to parents, he was looking the other way and trying to run off :). It was ingenious of his teacher to use him as a sun because a sun does not move and does not dance :). But, he was all proud that he was the sun because there are many trees and flowers and butterflies and animals, but there is only one sun :). What a charming thought!
And that reminded me of a little girl, almost of a similar age, way back in Allahabad who would be crying all day long in kindergarten wanting to go home to mummy. Mummy would always find her in some corner when she came to school to pick her up, and her teacher would comment that this girl does not participate in any activities and is extremely shy. So much so, that once this girl’s friend had gone to her house to meet her. But, this shy girl went and hid under her bed for a good half an hour and did not come out despite repeated pleas from the mother. She was so shy! She could not understand why people didn’t leave her alone? Oh yes, that was me!
So, is my son following in my footsteps? If he is, then he will turn out just fine :).
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Hi! I am a professional Content Writer and co-owner of a Technology startup, Tranquil Software Solutions Pvt. Ltd. I am a Major in Chemistry and MBA in Marketing Management from NMIMS, Mumbai. After having worked in Brand Management, I took a sabbatical when I had my kids. I did dabble in Teaching and Medical Transcription in my quest to balance my work-life after my kids. And finally I stumbled upon writing. Having started this blog in 2008, I ventured into professional content writing. And I continue to grow and work with some amazing people in the field of writing.
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