Sunday, March 2, 2008

Updates

Everyone wants to know what's happening -- this is rushed since we are late for a wedding BUT...

The maid is now under virtual house arrest until we figure something out. Her aunt doesn't want to take responsibility for her and I won't toss her out on the street (and I also don't have anyone until April 1) so she now sleeps in Naya's room at night. Of course, Naya is still with us...

AND in better news... Naya got into Sardar Patel! We applied to five, she had been rejected from four so this was the last... We are happy and somewhat redeemed but are worried about a few things. It is Hindi medium (although they dont read and write next year anyway so maybe that's okay) and the hours are long (8 am-2 pm, I HATE the mornings with a kid)... But I think compared to the American School, it is a better option? I just worry about her going to school in a place that looks more Dubuque than Delhi. But maybe I am misguided. We are going to check them out this week. I find it so strange that the shortage of schools here forces parents to select a place sight unseen.

2 comments:

GW said...

Sardar Patel is good school - The Hindi Medium bit I find is a very inverse snobbery business with them. Are you a Gujju by any chance ? I thot they gave Gujratis preference, though I may be wrong.

I went through hell about my daughter's nursery admission. I had the strings to get us past the shortlist in one of the Elite schools but at the group discussion stage we got rejected. I still wonder what if I had noit worn those clothes ! LOL its funny how I am always blaming it on something i did wrong that day !!

I went on a crusade when my girl didn't get in any where - my husband and I didn't study in Delhi, so no alumini points, no political 'pull', no fancy address...zilch. Failures.

In April she will go to a new school of which she will be the first batch. Its a great place for her and she will be with friends who have studied with her from Play school. I am happy for her. But I feel like a failure all the time. I don't even know why I am writing all this here.

S. Mitra Kalita said...

You should not feel like a failure at all! My goodness... It's so weird but as we get farther from this process, I see why people put it behind them -- it just makes you feel so not worthy. /smk