It was just another Saturday. But turned exciting when a 150 little faces popped up screaming 'Akka, hiiiiii.' First days are stereotypically awkward. But with these little bundle of joys it was way better than expected.
The weather was perfect and our hopes were high. We started with the registration. Where one child was more excited than the other. Soon came the time for activities. It started out with enough enthusiasm and energy on both sides, soon it was tilting towards the children. But they did NOT let our energy die down.
They were ready to make friends with all of us. They opened up and told us who their best friends were and how they go everywhere with their siblings. With them it almost seemed normal to hit their younger siblings. Though stopping them was our duty.
I learnt so much from them. With them it doesn't matter who does what, or is from anywhere. It's easy and simple. One honestly begins to smile in their company. And not worry about small things. They made us feel like a part of them.
--- Anahita Bhandari