It was my sweet plum's first day at school. We were pretty nervous how he was going to manage there without us. Because it was the first time ever he was alone somewhere without me or my parents or in laws or my husband:spin. He didn't seem to be bothered much as he was not knowing where he was about to go or going to spend his days from then on. I prayed and got ready and my husband decided to accompany me and my SIL also to the school. We reached the school and the campus was full of colourful butterflies and their parents. Some of them were crying out in a loud voice and the parents were trying to comfort them. I could also see the nervousness in their faces as they are about to leave their kids with a third party though for their good. My husband caught hold of my son's left hand and they got ready to move on. He kissed me and bid me farewell and also to his aththai and her pappa (my SIL and her daughter). They were moving towards the entrance and I saw him with two great tears in my eyes and was blessing him in my heart as he was making a small cute step in to the wide world of knowledge:kiss. My husband was not allowed to accompany my son to his class room as his cute looking class teacher took his charge by holding his tender fingers. He waved his hand to us and moved in with a smile. My husband left him there and came to us to the car. We were waiting for the bell to ring so did all the parents out there. The seconds ticked away in to minutes and minutes to hours and bang the bell rang at last... My husband rushed to the class room and seconds passed and then came out both. My husband brought and handed him over to me. I could see his face turned red because of his crying and his nose was running. He hugged me tight and asked me repeatedly " Amma yedhukku enna thaniya vittuttu poyitta? " (Amma why did you leave me alone?) I could sense his tender fingers holding my hand tight using maximum of his energy. I patted his back and hugged him and he kissed me on and on and on till he fell asleep.