In the New Year,
May you all be blessed with divine Grace!
Best Wishes for a healthy, prosperous and safe New Year!
Meera, M & A
What a year ~ Meera started preschool! Seeing Meera in her übercute school uniform, brought a lump to my throat. She is growing sooo fast! Where is that cuddly baby? She still loves it when I call her Meera-baby and she asks to be cuddled. Always Meera.
Pre-schools in Mumbai are very flexible and we enrolled Meera at three and half. She gets a nice uniform, a minivan picks her up from home and drops her off after two hours of instruction. This day, Meera was surprised to see me when the van door opened for her to get off. Wish I could be there every day.
They teach reading and writing basic alphabets, simple words and numbers. While instruction is in English, Meera speaks to her class-mates in (Mumbai) Hindi, Konkani at home and occasional Marathi with the maids. When I was told she is failing in English, I congratulated M! See, at this young age I rather Meera learn and be fluent in Konkani, Hindi and Marathi. She has the rest of her life to master Angrezi.
We observed early on that Meera loved dance and music, and she takes every opportunity to practice her moves. She just cannot stand still even to take a pic in her uniform – this is what I got! (She loves that pic frame we got from the GSB Seva Mandal Ganapati).
Pre-school is demanding. Meera has about an hour of homework each evening. Even I didn’t do as much in college. They have tests and exams for a 3-yr old! When I was visiting, we took Meera to Goa, Kumta and Kochi; we got a call on our cell from her teacher wondering why Meera was not in school. She berated M for pulling Meera from school, as more tests and exams were coming up. Ugh!
- New Year 2013: Meera at Play in Boston
- Meera goes to the Mall
- Meera: How to get a bicycle
- Air Meera
- Meera turns Three
- Don Meera
- Meera with Amma
- Meera as Shakuntala
- Short Video: Meera Enjoying Limbu Soda
- Meera: Center of My Universe (New Year Greeting 2010)