Friday, April 29, 2022

You did it

On April 9th, my daughter Zaara had her graduation day! After virtually looking at each other in rectangular boxes for 2 years, it was finally the time to meet in real. The kids and parents were equally excited. I was curious to see and meet everyone in person (after all I attended all the classes). When I entered school, everyone (staff and kids) looked gorgeous in real, was my instant feeling!๐Ÿ˜€Zaara woke up for the first time early in morning and got ready with out Alexa reminding her ( yes at our home we keep many reminders in Alexa to make Zaara do her works...after 5 min for milk, after 10 min homework so on. She finds fun in it.. I find my patience dwindling with all waiting!!). 

Anyhow today I wanna share the glimpses of the big milestone - the completion of preschool!

We were welcomed with a happy dรฉcor. Kids were in great spirits, perked up to meet their friends! I want to write on how they bonded even if the classes were virtual but maybe after the challenge! As soon as they met, they started playing. We felt glad to capture the "offline" moments! 

The fun wall hangings in school are quite motivational and will make you smile!

This is the background of the Dias on which kids stood to receive their certificates and assessment cards.
More and more hand made dรฉcor all over the school lifted the spirits!

Zaara is a good dancer. She loves to make a move whenever she can. Recently a Tamil song became viral - Halamithi Habibo. By seeing  You tube videos she practiced most of the steps. She felt a bit shy but managed to do that hook step :) 

Some how the quality of videos is poor after uploading on Blogger. The kids danced to many other feet tapping songs.  Zaara sang a song - All good friends and jolly company (below) - the lyrics will surely make you feel.

"All good friends and Jolly Company...
 Never mind the weather … never mind the rain
Once we are together
Uff we go again!!"

They sang many other songs which their teacher taught them in the class! 

One more wall poster which made me feel quite mixed. "The Big Kid" thought made me both happy and unhappy !

Just before leaving, I found the following banner which felt so good because the struggle is real. The online schooling which I am not sure would end this academic year or not, is a harrowing experience๐Ÿ˜ช. We all struggled together - parents, teachers, the kids, and some times even grand parents pitched in. They say it takes a village to raise a kid....and in Covid it definitely felt like it would take a planet to raise the kid ! Thanks to Esperanza for personally taking interest in every kid and for cooperating with us at every step!

It was a great achievement for us all. I felt proud for the child and thought, "You did it" in my heart or rather it was more like "We did it!" ๐Ÿ™‚๐Ÿ™‚

Ok now even with respect to A to Z challenge, we must say to each other - Yipeeeeeeeeeeeee- YOU DID IT. Just one more day to go. I am breathing in and breathing out, dreaming of the rest I can get tomorrow๐Ÿ˜. Meet you with Z tomorrow! My Z topic brings in lot of zing to my challenge ;) If you can guess what it would be, do share? !

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I am participating in Blogging from A-Z challenge 2022  and this is my last but one Day 25 - 'Y' post.


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  2. Waaaoww it got me all nostalgic Afshan, when my kids were in Preschool. Zara is absolutely a little star. She has zero stage fright. ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿคฉ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Her singing and dancing were so natural and effortless ๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ๐Ÿ‘Œ

  3. They are so cute! It’s always daunting when our kids move to another phase.

  4. Zaara is my sweet heart ๐Ÿ’“
    Her dance is so cute. All the people gathered there, especially the teachers enjoyed her dance very much. She is such a darling. May God bless her with success in every field,in future ๐Ÿ‘

  5. Congrats on your daughter's graduation! Sounds like a fun day you guys had:)

  6. Congratulations to little Zaara and the proud mom:). For some reason the video is not playing for me. Creative and fun hand made decors. Wishing Zaara all the very best for her primary school!!

  7. What a dancer your daughter is! Congratulations to everyone and good luck as you enter this next phase.

  8. Nice letter Y post. Thanks for sharing.
    Stopping in from A to Z:

  9. Congratulations, Zaara (and Afshan) - the both of you truly did it! How lucky that an "in person" graduation celebration was possible. I have not met any of my son's schoolmates' parents yet. There was this one short event. Everyone was wearing masks and keeping their distance. So sad.

  10. She is such a good dancer... And she is enjoying it too! Such a relief to have real schools back... Or physical classes as they are calling it. We will start our experience in June when my daughter starts school!

    Dropping by via A-Z challenge from

  11. That's awesome! Way to go to your little one.

  12. What a lovely post. Best wishes to Zaara!

  13. That's really lovely and the school sounds amazing. I'd like to have gone to a school like this.

    Today's post: Y Is For Youth

  14. Congrats to Zaara. Being stuck at home for schooling wasn't fun.

  15. Jamie here (This commenting thing that's been happening has been making me crazy! I've not been leaving a lot of comments as a result.)

    Congrats. This is a great achievement.

  16. This brought a smile to my face. I remember my son's preschool graduation. Unfortunately for my daughter she missed all the fun as we moved cities that year. Doing it through a pandemic I can't even imagine.

  17. you both did it - so awesome. happy dance. On-line school is hard some children have done well but most it has been a struggle. Glad she had you!!!
    yevhen Can't believe we are at Z tomorrow!

  18. Congrats to Zaara and her classmates!! Getting an education during these perilous times of Covid was indeed a challenge! WTG to you for your persistence too in helping her achieve what she achieved!


  19. This was such a beautifully sweet post, Afshan! And, I also checked out the video of kids. Reminded me fo the time when my little kid got graduated from his pre-primary to primary school. Do show it your daughter once she grows up or even when is 7 or 8 years-old. I am sorry, I missed blog hopping during the challenge. But now I am on a reading spree.

  20. Congratulations to your daughter and You!!! You should also get the badge considering you sat through all her classes!!!

    Hoping in from the A-Z community,

  21. Such a lovely, candid post, Afshan. Hats off to your daughter Zaara, and I wish her the best! :-)
    -- Pradeep from Time and Tide

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  24. Yes, you both did it! Such a cute post and totally agreed that children are supposed to play and learn for real, meet with real people not from behind a computer screen! I am glad, they're able to resume schooling and interact and play with kids. I can't remember if our schools had such decor and encouraged by such acts so much, but this is so nice how the recent years have changed the schooling experience. Makes them feel so important and adult-like! I haven't heard of the Tamil song you mention but will go look at Youtube also! Lovely dancing there!

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  25. Congratulations to the little graduate! She will do great things!


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