Ammu and Adi went together to school!!
The morning was unusual, to say the least. Ammu woke up as soon as thatha woke her up and came to me with a smile… ! She always insists that i carry her from the bed to the bathroom. She did all her chores cheerfully and said… ‘mamma..i’m a good girl na today?’ . . All in all… everything was peaceful… and i didnt get that daily dose of palpitation 😀 She got ready and went down, a good 10 minutes early! A record of sorts 🙂 And throughout she’d been saying.. ‘thambi will come with me today!’
Actually, yesterday was Adi’s first day at school and Ammu missed school because of her fever 😦 . Sis and BIL took him to school, waited for him for an hour and brought him back… straight to our home. He was looking cute in his uniform and was gushing happily. Did not cry at school unlike the other kids 🙂 And today… they were to go together in the school van and Ammu would escort him to his class! Exciting indeed 🙂
Last year when i decided to buy a flat, proximity to my sis place, was uppermost on my mind; and on theirs as well! In fact they did all the house hunting and narrowed down on the 2 that they thought i would like to go in for. We wanted Adi and Ammu to grow up together! As siblings!! And of course we wanted all of us to be a part of their growing years 🙂 And today, it is the fruition of that thought; that decision 🙂
Since last year, we’ve spent almost 1/3rd of the time together and we have been watching them bond… with love… and, with fights over toys…over baba.. over bomma…over chitti… We’ve also seen each of them defending the other… in their own endearing ways ‘why are you scolding didi? she’s my didi!‘ … ‘he’s myyyy thambi… dont say anything to him’…
And today… it was special… watching their excitement to go together in the same van.. to the same school! In fact, Adi was saying.. ‘i will go with didi… i will go with didi’s teacher only’ meaning, he’ll go to her class and sit with her!!
On an aside… yesterday Ammu had been wondering aloud ‘what if he pinches someone mamma?’… ‘ i dont know if he was good in the school today?’ 🙂 I wonder what Adi will think of having his didi in the same school a few years… or would it be … few months down the line… 😉