This incident happened in one of the preschools in Bangalore where admission is considered impossible and parents have to reserve their admission prior to their child’s birth to get even Nursery admission.
Parents were waiting outside the principle’s office. As their turn came, they went into the office. The principle looked busy browsing through some file.
Three and a half years old could not understand why their parents brought her there, all she knew that she is going to see Zoo after the meeting. Hence, she was excited.
When they all were standing, the school principal started to converse with the child.
Here it goes.
“What’s your name?”, Mrs Sharma, the Principle asked the child.
“Good. Tell me something you know”, Questioned the principle.
Sita replied, “I know many things. Tell me what you want to know?”
Don’t be silly Si….. Sita’s mother was trying to make up the situation but Mrs Sharma stopped her.
Turning to the child, she said, “Tell any rhyme or story which you know.”
Again Sita replied casually,”Which one you want, Rhyme or Story?”
Sita’s mother was panicking looking at Sita’s behaviour with principle. She knew there is no chance that sita would get admission with this behaviour.
“Ok. Please tell me a story.”, said Mrs Sharma.
“Do you want to hear what I studied or what I wrote?”
The more sita spoke, the more puzzled everyone became.
Taken to surprise, the principal asked “Oh! you write stories?”
“Why should I not write?”, replied Sita.
The principle was taken aback But she laughed at her and thought her mother must have prepared her to say. In order to test her, she said, “Ok, tell me a story which you have written?”
Sita said, “One day Ravana kidnapped Sita and took her to Srilanka.”
The opening scene failed to impress but still, she encouraged the child to continue.
“Rama asked Hanuman’s help to rescue Sita. Hanuman readily agreed to help Rama.”
“Now, Hanuman called his friend Spiderman.” No one expected this twist in the story.
Beta, Don’t be silly. Mrs Sharma again stopped her.
“Why?”, questioned Mrs Sharma.
“Because there are lots of mountains between India and Srilanka. But, if we have Spiderman, we can fly easily with his rope.”
“But Hanuman can fly too, isn’t it?”, the principal paused the question.
“Yes. But he is having Sanjeevi Mountain on one hand so he cannot fly very fast”, replied sita and whispered, “common sense”
Everyone became quiet, after a while Sita asked, “Should I continue or not?”
“Ok please continue”, said Mrs Sharma
“Hanuman and Spiderman flew to Srilanka and rescued Sita. Sita said Thanks to both”
“When you are helped, you should say Thank you. Then, Sita requested Hanuman to call Hulk.”
All were surprised. She had captured the principle’s attention but now she got her curiosity too.
She continued, “Now Sita is there, so to take her safely back to Rama she called Hulk.”
“What?, But, Hanuman is very strong and she can carry Sita right?”
“Yes. But he has Sanjeevi Mountain in one hand and has to hold spiderman on the other”
No one could control their smiles. “So when they all started to India they met my friend Akshay!”
“Where did Akshay come from?”
“Because it is my story and I can bring anyone there.”
The principal didn’t get angry but waited for the next twist.
She continued, “Then, they all started to India and landed at Bangalore majestic bus stop”
The principal asked,”Why they have landed In majestic bus stop?”
“Because they forgot the way and Hulk got an idea to call Dora.”
Even the principal didn’t know about Dora.
“Dora came and she took Sita to near Playshaala, that’s all!”
She finished the story with a smile. 😀
The principal asks “Why near Playshaala?”
“Because sita lives there & I am Sita!”
Everyone had a smile on their face. The principal was impressed and embraced the child. She got the admission in her preschool and was gifted with a Dora doll.
Kids can really amaze sometimes but we clip their wings (creativity) expecting them to do things as we see it right and not from their viewpoint. Let’s give every child freedom to do their own thing and watch their dreams come true!