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Yaseen at School

I wasn’t able to find time for myself, so as my husband for many days now. We are still not use to with the new schedule of sending Yaseen to Nursery. I’ve just come to realize how unprepared we were to fit this into our lazy morning.

While I am busy with breakfast, packing snacks, checking his school bag and manage to keep the house as organize as I can, my husband is working on getting him ready which is taking forever.

Before we knew it, he was off to nursery. And that was the time I felt the most empty. I forgot how emptiness felt like ever since Yaseen came into our lives. We have never been separated for minutes. Having him attached to me and within my reach make me feel safe and complete. I am not being dramatic but it is not comfortable to cope with loosing him for few hours each days. I used to imagine how it would be if he was at school- whole long hours for myself. I could go shopping, having manicures or spending time in spas somewhere with orchid smell lingered in the air. In stead of those fantastic options, I selected to sit in the car counting every minutes waiting for him to get out of the class. I was told that this was normal and then I would be free from this intense obsessive very soon.

Anyway, back to the school boy, he can’t wait to go to school everyday. There were kids that cried and did not want to be taken away from their parent and to class, but not Yaseen. He is happy and that wicked smiles just never fades away when he reaches school.

We were happy that he’s happy and fitted in until one parent approached us this morning. She walked towards me and said to me something brief with both smile and hesitation. My husband translated those flowing Hindi to me on the spot which she said “Your son liked to play with my daughter a lot. She cried so much but he didn’t cry.” I was confused at first then I realized Yaseen have been attacking new friend at school.

We are still trying to settle in this change, both me and my husband. Yaseen is obviously on it, ahead of us. I am looking forward to enjoying the free times I supposed to be enjoying and do something more productive about it. Maybe I could be able to blog more or getting in serious writing, something I always wanted to do.

Take care,
Tes

10 comments to Yaseen at School

  • Oh, he’s getting so big already! To nursery, that’s a big step, not just for him but even more so for you.

    I’m sure you’ll find something to do while he’s out of the house and it’s good that he has a bit of independence and learns new things – but the cooking lessons he still needs from you, don’t forget! 🙂

    I didn’t realise that of course you speak a different language! Is your son bilingual? Do you understand some Hindi at least? It must be difficult sometimes.

    • Tes

      Judith, my son is suppose to be multilingual boy. We speak Thai, Malayalam and English at home, but then again there’s Hindi and Arabic surrounded in our community. He’s kind of in the middle of everything. However, he doesn’t speak any of these language right now… still with the baby language.

      • Wow, that is a lot of languages. I’m sure he’ll figure it out, talk Hindi at school (for instance), Thai with Mama, Malayalam with Daddy (or however it is). I’ve heard it might take multilingual children a little longer to talk “properly”, but wow, then after that he has such advantages knowing those languages.

        Hope he’s still enjoying school, and you your time alone.

  • Tes the pictures of Yaseen are very cute. I hope that you all find your rhythm and routine soon.
    🙂 Mandy

  • You will all settle in to the new routine in no time at all 🙂

  • Oh, Tes, how cute he looks on his way to school. How big he has gotten. How hard it must be for you, but you will adjust, I’m sure. Look forward to hearing more about Yaseen’s adventures and yours, too.

  • Aaah Tes, this is an interesting time! Even though it was nearly fifteen years ago for me, I can still remember it well. I’m glad Yaseen has settled in well though – that does actually make it a bit easier to let go..hang in there!

  • Liz

    Oh, Tes…sending you a big hug! Yaseen is just the most adorable child…I love his sweet smile 🙂 Such a big boy going off to school…my kids were always holding my leg, not wanting to go. My youngest has one more year before he goes away to college…then I will feel empty, too…but it will only be temporary…as your emptiness will be, too. xoxo

  • He is growing up so fast. I love the picture of him walking off with his little bag. The picture tell it all. 🙂

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