Tuesday, August 24, 2010


As a mother, I thought I should give the best education to my son. I made a survey of play schools and Montessori schools available near my office. Later after analyzing pros and cons, I decided one and took my husband by compulsion. We both went to the school and asked details. They were more concerned about the fees and conditions. As an enthusiastic mother, I requested to permit us to have a glance of the school. The lady in charge did not agree to the request. I was successful in convincing the lady and we went around.

She narrated how they will engage the child with toys, alphabets, numbers, communication....She was very proud showing a little girl, whose mother is working in a town (500 kms away), she visits only once in a week, her father takes home only in late night and bring here early in the morning. For her this is her second home......

I came out of the school brimmed with joy. At last I found a place to educate my son where he can feel at home. I started dreaming my son reciting rhymes, counting numbers, speaking in English....I looked at my husband to get YES to my decision..

He replied, Let Aadhi continue going to Palwadi/ Anganwadi. In our home we already have similar set of educative toys like puzzles, activity games and charts displaying Tamil and English alphabets, numbers, fruits, vegetables, birds, animals, English and Tamil rhymes books cassettes and CDs. Let us purchase a new set of everything we have and give it to Palwadi. Let all the poor children get a feel of play school. If Aadhi joins the play school, his world may be limited to the play school alone, exposed to elite people lives and he may demand luxury than need. He may not know the pain of practical life.

I came home very much satisfied for the wise decision of my husband. We gave a new set to Palwadi. Aadhi enjoys playing the toys with other children. I praise the Lord for a wise husband and an opportunity to practice SUBMISSION instead of argument.


  1. Super cool... Gr8 decision made wisely. God bless Aadhi and his sweet parents abundantly. :)

  2. excellent decision. really proud of you. if one family in a village / ward thinks and acts like this, then, all our anganwadi will get decent tools to engage our next generations. :-)

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  5. Thanks Monique and Janakiraman for encouraging me.

  6. Good decision and I am so proud of your sweet little family..