Today children from Geniekids came over to see what all we do with our different types of waste. It was a very personally satisfying session. It was nice to see the children rapt in attention as we discussed about waste. What was even more interesting was how they all handled temptation. We have a decent garden area with play things like slide, swing etc. But when asked to focus on waste, all the little Genies managed their temptation well and all they did was to express a desire to sit on the swing, but none of them actually did so.
I sincerely hope all the children had something to take away from the session today. I also hope they will spread the message further. They are the torchbearers of the Green Revolution for the next generation after all.
Today happens to be World Environment Day. On this occasion, let us become aware of things like how do we look at our garbage, what are we doing about it? how are we using energy? What are we doing to conserve it?,etc. Let us do our bit to save the environment for the future generations.
"Mamma, this vacation has been too long. When does school begin?" was the question my 9 yr old asked me some time back. Now that the school is about to reopen on Monday, he is very happy to go back to school and make new friends in the new section, open new books and enjoy the smell of unused books. Looking at his excitement, I am reminded of my own childhood when I too always looked forward to going back to school and enjoy reading the new books which smelled so good and meeting my friends after the long vacation.
My younger son Ishan has to undergo a surgery for an eye related problem. We were all preparing him for the same. I was telling him of all the things the doctor would do to him once he goes in the operation theatre. My elder son, Ashwin, suddenly interrupted me and started talking to his younger brother," hey, don't you worry at all. You know what they will do to you? They will put a mask on your nose which lets out a yuckky smelling gas. The moment the gas reaches your nose, you are bound to faint. Then you will not even know when the whole thing is over and you are out!"
Well, I was amazed to hear this. Ashwin too had to undergo a minor surgery sometime ago and still remembers the smell of the anaesthesia given to him. After he told his experience to Ishan, Ishan burst out laughing and is now completely eager and excited to go and smell the yuckky gas :)
The doc asked him if he would cry during the surgery and he replied," cry? why?"
For some time now, I have been working from home on the e magazine SPROUTS. But I do keep dropping in at Geniekids once in a while. Whenever I am at geniekids, I feel AT HOME there. As you enter, you meet warm and smiling Aruna. When you turn right to step inside, you meet ever energetic and enthusiastic Ratnesh. You go in further and meet always encouraging Aditi. In the pantry, you meet Lakshmi Aunty who can stir up a hot cup of refreshing tea in a jiffy. You also meet ever enthusiastic Jaya, Meenakshi and Vara Didis who are hustling and bustling to attend to the needs of the little Genies. And last but not the least, as you step in, you can meet many many little genies stirring up some magical moments and lighting up the place with their 100 watt smiles! I would say, Geniekids is THE place to be in. Geniekids rocks!! :)
Today I came to Genie kids after a long time. A little genie on seeing me gave me a 100 watt smile and asked me," Aunty why don't you come to geniekids everyday to take class? " I have told him that I shall answer his question as soon as I find an answer to it....
Each day is so full of comparisons. Everybody around is constantly comparing something or somebody with something or somebody else. People comparing children, neighbours, relatives,schools,classes, their financial condition, their psychological condition, and so on and on....When will we ever stop comparing and living for the present moment as it comes?
Over the weekend, me and my son (8 1/2 yrs old) attended a Sanskrit learning workshop ,the main focus of which ,was to spread awareness about how easy it is to learn a language the spoken way. We had a good time there and enjoyed speaking in Sanskrit. I even managed to narrate a story in Sanskrit. But what was more surprising to me was the way kids pick up a language. We were busy doing some exercises, watching CDs etc and i thought my son was not at all paying attention and would not pick up anything. But during dinner, he all of a sudden asked me, "mate, sah vyajanam va?
Today we had a fun filled day in the jungle class. We did many thigns together and enjoyed playing games. Then we went to watch the Droppy's class practicing for their show tomorrow. One little genie comfortably sat reclining against me to watch the show and caught us all by surprise when she suddenly exclaimed, " I am happy in Geniekids".