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 6 yr old underwent a surgery last week. The doctor has specified a very tedious and loaded post op routine for him. I was preparing him for the same. I told him about all that we will have to do during the day to take care of his eye. Some of it is painful too. After finishing my talk about the procedures we have to do, I asked him ," have you understood what you have to do?" To this I was expecting an answer where he would repeat all that I had told him. But he simply said," Yes, I understand. I have to bear the pain."
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....
My 9 yr old was telling me about girls using the mirror more than the boys. I said, that may be true of those girls who wear make up and may not be true of people like me who do not apply any. Then I was just wondering aloud if I should learn the art of applying make up. It would serve two purposes, I get a chance to learn something new and also look beautiful in the process. My son who was listening to me, quietly came up to me and said," mamma you are beautiful even without make up!"
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?