Place: Ramabai Paranjpe Balvidyamandir, Vile Parle(East). Junior KG class,
Incharge Jaya Tai
Task: Draw a picture with brush and grey paint.
Varsha’s turn. She wants to paint a flower. She takes the brush and starts. Well well, the petals don’t look that fine…kya karein, she just moves her brush all over the picture in slight disappointment. So now on the paper is just a splash of grey paint!! Suddenly it strikes her
“Hey this looks familiar…..”
Jaya Tai watching intently, “What have you drawn on the paper dear?”
Varsha: “Tai its a rock”
I remember the story so vividly…And my tais in Ramabai had good knowledge of child psychology I feel. When later Jaya Tai picked up some of the best drawings to show some other teacher, she selected 3 nice drawings of a house, sunset and a man and handed them to me. Then I must have been staring at my own book hoping she choose it for she lifted that one too and handed it to me.
“Show all these nice drawings to Lata Tai”
I remember at that moment I was on the top of the world.
Later a befuddled Lata Tai asked me
“What is this drawing?”
“Its a rock” I said proudly.
“Have you drawn it?” she asked me with a smile.
That was probably my best day in junior KG.