I derived all my experiences from observations - mostly by shapes and patterns.
It was very important for me to be aware of what my parents are talking, and doing, or how they are responding to everyday situations. I also noticed what not to do, how not to respond, and what to avoid and ignore. Respect and courtesy were important that I could even see these in the shapes on our room walls.
Two lines and some gap on our wall meant a shape to me. Some scratch on floor. A few stars in the sky. Some pattern in the pillow cover. Everything meant something to me, and I gained (at least filled my mind) from everything I noticed anywhere.
Pampering and playing was dotting with carefully crafted instructions for civic sense. I realized that we need to put a price tag on all aspects of our conduct - what we speak, think, and how we respond to life, without being overly concerned and without losing the spontaniety of the experience.
All the fun and learnings needed a formal touch and that was the time when I walked into my first school - The Big Apply Preschool Sector 12 Panchkula.
I noticed a lot of friction in the transition from my world to a new world. I was annoyed, angry, and helpless in the beginning but they supported me well. Gradually, I found my shapes and patterns, and found some friends in ABC, DEF. He told me stories and I inherited the storytelling skills to win many 'Show and Tell' activities in the class, including a first prize in the storytelling activity.
It was a roller-coaster ride now and rightly so, it had to come to an end. After two years, I had to quit The Big Apple Preschool. He gave a beautiful tribute to this school.
They found another school for me, and it was a terrible feeling to begin with. Resistance to change did not help and I was almost thrown in my school bus for first few days. His masterstroke worked as he shared in this story, and I was back to the running space. It was good.
Waves are about highs and lows. There were times when I was too happy, or too scared. And then there were times when something happens that really questions my ownership of self. For instance one day I fell in school and it hurt me for a while. Then I thought of waves, and smiled away at my broken arm.
[January 03, 2018] While playing with blocks, I ended up planning a restaurant. I like it to be walkable from my apartment, the parents can check the weight of their infants, and people should be able to walk around to digest the food.