School Nostalgia

June 2, 2009 at 10:30 am | Posted in Childhood, Memories, school, Talks about Aryan | 13 Comments

Like I said Aryan will be starting his school this week. So this weekend we were supposed to buy his school supplies. Nothing much is required for nursery except a bag , tiffin and water bottle. And I was mighty excited and impatient to finish the shopping. My husband told me , you are more excited than Aryan. OFCOURSE I WAS!!! To Aryan school is just another word , that he has recently added to his english vocabulary.

But to me, for me school brings nostalgia. Friends , masti , fights , crushes , favourite and hated teachers , their saris and sandals, favourite stories , games etc etc.

And a new year meant lot of shopping , just for my own self.Books , notebooks , bags , bottle , tiffin ,uniform etc.

I remember every year how excited I was when the new session would begin. We will buy books , cover them , put labels , write names , pack them nicely in school bags. Everything was so exciting for me. I used to admire my new books and notebooks, cover them with brown paper carefully. The selection of labels/name slips (Chits , as we called them then) used to be a major point of interest for me. I used to pick the cutest ones. And then another major point of interest was what slip to put on what notebook/book. Yeah ..funny it may sound today but my favourite subject like English / science should get the cutest chit on the notebook. And the hated subjects like maths can have a slip with a dragon picture. It also depended on teachers. My favourite teachers should see cutest pictured name slips on my notebook.

And school bags , we were not supposed to buy new school bags every year , since my parents believed in spending judiciously and bags won’t worn out every year. But once in 2-3 years there used to be a new bag. The selection of school bag was quite a task. And then the new bag was handled with utmost care for an year. The second year though , it was handled roughly , in the hope that we would get a new one next year πŸ˜›

When we young , selection of water bottles and tiffins, admiring water bottles of friends was major fun. What colour water bottle should I buy , should / should not it have a straw and important decisions like these would take lot of my time. Again water bottles and tiffins would last more than an year and so I would get a chance to make this descisions once in few years and I used to give them my best πŸ™‚ And then came the fashion of owning a milton water bottle. It was good the first year as we enjoyed the cold water but became so boring the following years. Those bottles were costly and supposed to be used for longer, plus everyone had the same colour and design 😦

Now that Aryan would go to school , I plan to relive parts of my school life. And so we went shopping for Aryan. First destination was staples though we ran back from there without looking back. The smallest school bag was 1200/- :-O :-O I realized that not only I would relive my school life but I would also face what my parents would have gone through ! LOL!

Finally we bought school bag from Spar. The cutest and smallest of the lot there with a garfield on it. Ofcourse I forgot that I have a son and not a daughter and within an year or two , the cuteness will be replaced by the manness and he would love things with spiderman and superman. But for now , I can get him what I love and once choosen I can ask him , if he likes it or not πŸ˜›

Ofcourse while buying bottle and tiffin we looked for the quality of plastic and ease of usability , again only this year , next year he would decide what he wants and I would give in for sure πŸ™‚ Though he loved the pooh bear on one of the 2 tiffins we bought πŸ™‚

So all set for Aryan to begin a new journey. A journey of lifetime.

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  1. cute post! made me relive my own nostalgia πŸ™‚
    good luck to Aryan!

    • :-)) Thanks!

  2. Good luck (and lots of love) to Aryan on the new beginning πŸ™‚
    Have fun and do lots of masti in school πŸ˜‰

    • Thank you Puja !

  3. ooh.. congratulations!!! And yes, school does mean a lot of memories πŸ™‚

    • πŸ™‚

  4. LOL. You are more excited than Aryan πŸ™‚ Very sweet!

    • Yeah ..I am wierd na πŸ˜›

  5. oh yes. I agree… School is a journey, a journey of a lifetime… πŸ™‚

    Brought back so many memories, most of them extremely similar to yours! πŸ˜€

  6. It is most amazing how we re-live our childhood through our children. I too was/still am super excited about buying school stuff for my son!! The school bag, tiffin, water bottle, books, the covers …the works !!
    I love every aspect of it all.
    I do remember the ‘milton water bottle’ phase !! yes and most kids and same colored ones..red or green…was there a blue as well?
    And yes things are mighty expensive now than they were at our times, plus we did not have such an over exposure to cartoon characters and the products there of, so we were ‘achha bachhas’ πŸ™‚
    I hope that we can instill in our kids the values of simplicity and not wanting the most ‘in’ things and to be satisfied with what they have.

  7. wow- you know my june mr muthu episode is all about such stuff

  8. Love reading your blogs πŸ™‚ This is so cute !
    So, which school is Aryan joining. I remember earlier you had issues with daycare and no school attached. So whats the plan now ?
    I have a daughter 21 months old, I am in the same boat ( daycare has no school ) πŸ™‚

  9. Sure is a wonderful experience. It is nice to bring back the old memories and relive them when are kids are treading on the same path. Have a great time and wish Aryan enjoys the school in similar ways.


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