Thursday, August 27, 2009
Navin and Megha were in town. After obtaining special permission from the principal, we were able to spend a few stolen moments with the foster care kids at their school. We reached during their refreshment time. It was lovely to see all the kids look well and happy. Babli, Nikhil, Vicky and Utpal were all smiles as they shared their little world. We learned about the dance programme for independence day, the football and flying ring games, Nikhlil's stolen shoe laces and were mute spectators to the case of the missing duster.
Though the children seemed happy to see us, we felt like intruders as they seemed so happy and content in theirs structured world and we were just de trop! Parents are meant to come on PTM days and not just drop in when they feel like. Utpal asked if we had got them some tuck, on hearing that we did (Navin had brought sweets and chocolates) he asked us to leave it with the housemother who would dole it out to them. Armed with that knowledge, the kids bid us farewell and scooted of to their respective classes.
We spent a few more minutes in the school talking to the Principal and having a cup of tea. It was wonderful hearing that all pwhy kids were doing extremely well and were loved by all. WE left with a smile on our face and a song in our hearts.
Sunday, August 23, 2009
Thursday, August 20, 2009
The next PTM is scheduled for Sunday the 23rd. All the parents have pooled their resources and hired a car and will be going to spend the day with their children. It will be very exciting as this is the first time they will be visiting the school. I will be going too and with get pictures. Look forward to the day!