Tuesday, 7 January 2014

Pre-school Picture(s)peak




A short while back, Let’s Play, School! was born. A still shorter while later, I sit here, forgotten as a mom. As my son warmed up to the newness of a routine in school and new play mates to use his abundant creative and naughty energies with, his mother was relegated to a singular role - that of dropper to-picker from school, hanging the bag and bottle behind her ageing back. And turning away a little disappointed every morn. Why? Well, the ta-tas to her were said as cheerfully as the good morning to the teachers. Sometimes, while running excitedly to enter his school, he even forgot to turn back as he waved adieu. While I wallow in this disappointment trying to gain a saucer full of sympathy from fellow parents, I also reveal how happy it makes me to think that not a single time did he say – ‘Mumma, no school today.’  

However, to be curious is human; but to be killed by curiosity simply stupid. Curiosity, the cat had its paws around my throat and was knocking on my heart’s door saying – Are you not eager to know what your child does 3 hours away from you every day? Don’t you want to see what happens within those beautifully coloured and welcoming walls – between him and his friends, his teachers and his didis? The devil ruled away all thoughts of appropriateness, and off I went to consult the principal if I could spend a few minutes in their school, hidden from my little imp’s view but with a camera to capture what it could. 

Here it is then, a sneak-peak into my pre-schooler’s life, where I will let the pictures speak. Well, almost. 

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50 comments:

  1. OMG, this probably has to be the best parenting post that I have ever read. Period.

    I well and truly am completely lost for words to describe this post......I honestly don't know where to begin and what to say right now, am just blown away by the post, and how you managed to capture "A day in the life of a pre-schooler" so beautifully well with those pictures and those 3-4 lines before each picture.

    Wow, simply wow, and one more wow. Hats off to you Sakshi, hands down THE BEST parenting post ever!!!

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    1. Jairam, thank you. BIG thank you for appreciating me so profusely, always. Glad you think this is one of the best ever. I enjoyed creating this one the most, most certainly. :)

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  2. Lovely post ! The pictures captured and the words added with each are truly a treat to devour. Thanks :)

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    1. "Treat to devour" sounds so good to the ears. :)
      Thanks, Mamta. :)

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  3. This photo essay is so delightful
    feast to my eyes and He is already in school. wow !
    Great captions and great post

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  4. Beautifully captured and written! Those are words that truly do justice to the pics Sakshi!

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    1. Glad you think so, Seeta. Wrote them at 2 am in the night. :)
      Henceforth, I will write all posts in the middle of the night. :D

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  5. A picture can say lot of stories. And that was one Wow post. Loved all the pics...and your description too :)

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  6. Beautiful pictures complimented with even more beautiful thoughts. Loved point number 11, 12 and 13 the most. Unfortunately, I never got to enjoy those cute little moments with my girls in the playschool. It was my sister's job to pick and drop them. The pictures somehow make me feel, it'll be the same everywhere. Love the innocence displayed on each of those faces. Thanks for this lovely bunch. :-)

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    1. It is the same everywhere, because children are such bundles of innocence and sweetness, they bring charm to any place they inhabit. :) Thanks for liking this bunch, Rekha.

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  7. I do not wish to mar your beautiful post with a mediocre comment. I loved it. Period :)

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  8. Wonderfully captured moments, I must say :-). Children do teach us a lot of things which we take for granted or simply ignored. It was nice to see the picture and the write up for each of them, each different in their own way. Thanks for the lovely read :-)

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    1. Thanks to you for such a sweet comment and for reading this. :)

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  9. Sakhi this was utterly butterly cute post! Loved the pics and more so your words. Thanks for the peekaboo :) I was smiling the entire time...

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    1. "Utterly butterly cute" is so cute, Aditi. :)
      'Peekaboo' too. What a creative feedback. :D

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  10. wonderfully captured the various moments in the life of a pre schooler.. loved it to the core .. :)

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  11. Beautiful post ..I love the detailing :)

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  12. This is such a joyful post, Sakshi! Each pic is a delight because children are like that -- so innocent, devoid of any guile and they are such brilliant teachers in the lessons of life. How did you capture the moods? Each pic is more brilliant than the other. Loved the post!

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    1. Hid behind cupboards and curtains, or else they would have simply stared at the machine in my hands and I would have been able to get what little I could. Thank you for the 'brilliant'. I'm learning a few things about the camera from A. I guess it's showing, finally. :D

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  13. Simply awesome n cute.. im totally in love with this photo story.. :)

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  14. Wonderful post. :)
    Awarding you with Liebster Award here: http://mayankkashyap.blogspot.com/2014/01/liebster-award-my-liebster-moment.html

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  15. what a beautiful post on school and kids. I can understand how it feels being a mom of small kids, and growing very fast. It keeps us on toes and I feel like on a roller coaster ride....Looking forward to more like this one. :)

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    1. Thank you for liking this, Deepanshi. I really had fun composing this one. :)

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