No news is good news is is said. Seems to be spot on for our boarding school stars. Everything is going like a clockwork orange for all of them. They have all adjusted to their new environment and all the fears we all had at some point have vanished. It is with a smile that I remember the long treatise typed on stamped paper the school had made me sign when I got Utpal admitted way back 2006. I guess the school was apprehensive about opening its hallowed gates to a kid born in a slum and with a very dysfunctional family. I guess I too was fearful about how Utpal would be accepted. But it did not take time for both parties - the school and the anxious guardian - to see that all was well. So when the others joined Utpal there was no stamped paper or anxious pangs.
Today the merry 8 are well settled. There are some problems, but the kind all kids have: Yash's naughtiness, Meher's tears or Babli's health. These are tended to without any fuss. The kids are doing well in their studies, some hiccups for some but no cause for worry. Manisha, Yash and Vicky are good at yoga and have participated in many zonal competitions. Utpal participated in his first skating zonal and came 3rd!
In November they all came for their Diwali break and spent the festivities with their families. Then it was back to school with all their winter gear: new shoes - how quickly their feet grow -, their dry cleaned quilts, their warm clothes and bag of toiletries. December is exam time so everyone is back to the grind. We will see them on 31st December when they come for their winter break!