A toast to your first stage performance and our first as cheerleaders!
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A toast to your first stage performance and our first as cheerleaders! #myfriendalexa

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It was a unusual Saturday morning. All four of us woke up early and dressed up swiftly for your special day. It was Grandparents Day Celebration on 9th Feb 2019 in your kindergarten. With new sling bags on your tiny shoulders, you walked in style. As it was the first official fiesta, it piqued our interest, more so, we were thrilled to attend our first as parents. Quite excitedly, we arrived. The well-decorated hall with festoons and balloons was already packed, not just with people but with joy, positivity, and delight. The left wall was ornamented with the pictures of all the grandparents. While we made ourselves comfortable on those tiny wooden chairs in the first row, your teachers escorted you inside.

your first stage performance

In no time, all the kids took their respective positions at the stage. We did not know this was coming and were pumped up to see you both on the stage. We gave you thumbs up and wished you luck. The music was tuned in. And there you were, in front of our eyes. Dancing!!! It was the most beautiful moment for Mamma and Papa watching both of you, performing as it came as a pleasant surprise. Yay! It was your first stage performance – a moment to cherish forever! As I love to keep things documented and believe in the power of pictures, I clicked many to treasure for life. Seeing you twirling, my eyes welled up and Papa’s chest swelled up with pride.

your first stage performance

We could see you were afraid, you were shy, you were quiet. Mihika was constantly looking at us, with her innocent face. She was not comfortable with the crowd glancing at her but Mishika was holding her hand, making her groove. She kept motivating and persuading Mihika to shake her legs. We were absolutely in awe admiring how you stood there for each other. We kept cheering for you and your eyes were glued to us.

Dressed in tutu purple-colored frocks, you looked too cute. But there was a constant fear on your faces. You wanted to come back to me, and sit in my lap. Soon, the performance ended and the hall was filled with the tears of happiness followed by the rounds of applause. We embraced you and congratulated you on doing a fantastic job. You saw us clapping happily and smiled a bit but a crying baby made you cry too. I glanced at you lovingly, nodded my head and you contained yourselves like my angel babies.

your first stage performance

your first stage performance

While the other group of children started performing, you sat with your friends. We restricted our eye contact with you so that you don’t feel nervous. After a few minutes, you again took your position on stage with those white frills tied in your wrists. It was a sight to behold and transported me to my first performance on stage when I wore the same white frills. The song began breaking my reverie and we were surprised to hear a familiar track, “Open Gangnam Style”.

We were amazed to see you following all the steps so diligently. There were moments when Mihika froze but Mishika didn’t leave her alone even for a moment. As soon as the song ended, you came running and dug your head in my chest. You were not happy and convinced as you froze and thought we must be angry. I kissed you and assured it was an amazing performance ad you reciprocated with a broad grin.

A few older kids recited poems for their grandparents and others danced. A surprise performance was organized by the teachers where all the grandparents were also invited to the stage. Since your grandparents were not present, Papa joined you. You were at peace and exhilarated to see Papa around. The teachers guided them the steps for a few minutes and there was a fun-filled ball dance. After every performance, you hugged me tightly as if sharing your happiness with me. When I said you were awesome, you were overjoyed.

your first stage performance

Then, started the prize distribution ceremony and you were elated to grab your prizes from The Principal along with the lovely bouquet for the grandparents. That ‘one’ moment made your day as you were so cheerful to receive those prizes. I know you didn’t understand the meaning of prize at that moment and it was merely a gift for you wrapped in a colorful sheet. But you were excited and we were proud as it was your first and we knew, in our hearts, that there were many more to come.

your first stage performance  your first stage performance

Later, while enjoying the snacks, we met the fellow parents and grandparents. Many of them told us you were the favorite of their chap which filled our hearts with immense joy and happiness.

A few things I learned about you during the celebration were your empathy towards your friends, teamwork, and at the same time – fear of the stage and facing the world. One important thing that I want to tell you is that it’s ok to freeze, it’s ok to fail, it’s ok to cry, it’s ok to feel nervous. It is absolutely OK. Happens with everyone. What matters is participating.

Moreover, it was your first stage encounter with so many people around and you did splendidly well. Mamma and Papa are still so proud of both of you and will always be. You cared about the crying baby and empathized with him. You encouraged each other. Despite being nervous, you didn’t stop and stayed in the game, without spoiling the performance. And this is enough for us.

It was your first stage performance and our first as your cheerleaders and remember, no matter what – how good or bad you perform, whether its a dance performance or examination or anything in life, you will always find your Mamma Papa’s back. We will always stand with you and for you, as your cheerleaders, your critic, your pillar, your support system – celebrating your success and learning from your failures and growing up stronger and better.

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Shreeya Sharma
September 12, 2019 5:14 pm

I love this! I was smiling throughout. Congratulations to both of the cuties! Here’s to many more stage performances in the future 🙂

Preetjyot Kaur
September 12, 2019 6:53 pm

Cheers! I totally understand your enthusiasm. I was exactly like Kajol from kabhi khushi kabhi ghum on my elder one’s first annual day 🤣. Congratulations..

Trapti
September 14, 2019 10:50 am

You shared lots of happy moments when Mihika and Mishika were performing on stage.

I am not a mother but surely I can understand your feeling whey they won the prize.

Supriya
September 14, 2019 8:27 pm

The first stage performance of our child is so so awesome. Congo to your twin toddlers

Anurag Singh
September 16, 2019 6:49 am

Ohh my Favourite Vartika

This shows why are you my favourite

How beautifully and soulfully you describe the first day

Applause for you

Arushi Seth
September 16, 2019 6:52 am

This is one of the most beautiful and straight from the heart posts. Bring a mother I can imagine what you felt when you see your babies performing. My daughter started play school earlier and we have yet to experience her first performance but I am sure when it happens I will relate to every word you have written. Loved your post

Harjeet Kaur
September 16, 2019 7:08 am

Grandparents Day!! How I miss this with my grandsons. I can understand how u felt with their first debut on a stage. I had the good fortune of watching my grandson on stage on Annual day. I was the only grandparent who was allowed to come as the class teacher knew I wud not make it for the Grandparents Day. #wordsmithkaurreads #MyFriendAlexa #BlogChatter

Kala Ravi
September 16, 2019 7:52 am

This was such an adorable read! Baby milestones to treasure! God bless your lil angels! It is good that kids today have more open-minded teachers and schools that give every child an opportunity to come up on stage, it really helps bolster their confidence.

Simrit Bedi
September 16, 2019 9:15 am

Loved reading you post. It’s so full of emotions. i could relate to your post because I experienced something similar with my son .

sonia dogra
September 16, 2019 10:34 am

How sweet! I loved the way the girls stood beside each other. What a lovely bond. God bless!

Rohit Verma
September 16, 2019 10:53 am

A promising career in the bollywood in future?

Archana Srivastava
September 16, 2019 11:25 am

Many congratulations proud parents your cuties rocked!!! Loved the name of your girls Mihika and Mishika, it’s matching with my girl Mishka😄….I know first performance of our lil ones has a special place in their parent’s heart.

Roma
September 16, 2019 11:48 am

Heartfelt and beautiful memoir Vartika, your daughters will love to read this one when they grow up and read this. This cake straight from the heart and I feel like hugging you after reading this

Sonia Chatterjee
September 16, 2019 12:12 pm

When Mihika and Mishka grow up, they are going to cherish this memory that you have created through your post. They will give you a tight hug and say, we are proud of you Mamma. ❤️❤️

Surbhi Mahobia
September 16, 2019 1:02 pm

Oh, how sweet! I literally cry every time I watch my kids perform on the stage.
Surbhi #surreads
https://prettymummasays.com

Aditi Kapur
September 16, 2019 1:14 pm

First performance of the children is always special for the parents!
Lovely write-up Vartiaka:)

Kinshoo
September 16, 2019 1:36 pm

What a beautiful experience. Love how one sister is holding other’s hand to cheer her up. God bless u.

Srishti
September 16, 2019 1:37 pm

Nice pictures. So proud moments for you. Smiling & sending love to cuties😍

Dipika Singh
September 16, 2019 1:38 pm

Hahah, I like the enthusiasm of this happy chirpy mother, reminds me of our time when Kavya escalated on the graph. Congratulations to you and the cuties.

Supriti Garg
September 16, 2019 1:41 pm

Such a heartfelt story. M sure M&M will enjoy their mumma’s diaries once they grow up. The excitement of 1st stage performance of kids is as memorable as their birth itself. Loved every expression of yours. They are exactly what I felt when my son went up the stage for first time. 🙂

Gurjeet Chhabra
September 16, 2019 1:49 pm

woow that so amazing post, girls really rock and that remind of my daughter first performance . i was so proud and shedding my tears in happiness

Richa MIna
September 16, 2019 2:40 pm

Congratulations on successful stage performance. I loved the way you’ve described every feeling and hesitancy aptly. great post

Ninu Nair
September 16, 2019 2:48 pm

Awww…the purple frocks…congratulations. I know the feeling of them on stage and us as cheerleaders is the happiest of all.

Shubhra Rastogi
September 16, 2019 3:09 pm

It is a very great feeling to see your children perform. It gives immense pride and pleasure. So happy for you and your daughters. Many more such moments for all of you. #MyFriendAlexa #ShubhraReads

Vidhi Virani
September 16, 2019 3:27 pm

The First Performance is something every parent is looking forward to. I still remember my kids 1st performance. Your post made me relive those moments again. Loved your post. And a big congratulations to your kids.

Prerna Wahi
September 16, 2019 3:37 pm

OMG. Love this post. Super cute narration and vivid description. I felt as if I was there through it all. You are creating precious memories with them to cherish forever!

Rajesh N
September 16, 2019 3:52 pm

So sweet , I could imagine the scene , performance of both of the cuties, hearty congrats to both Angeles

Resha
September 16, 2019 4:30 pm

Such a well-described and heart felt post. Your kids will grow up so beautifully under your watchful care.

Urvashi
September 16, 2019 4:31 pm

Beautiful letter to little M n M mihika and mishika. They are so adorable that one cannot take eyes off of them. How old are they now. Do they know you are writing all this for them.. love your writing style
#damurureads #myfriendalexa

Matheikal
September 16, 2019 4:36 pm

Children are sheer delight and you have captured the blissful moments skillfully.

Pallavi Acharya
September 16, 2019 4:38 pm

Excellent heartwarming account of the performance

Smitha.gn
September 16, 2019 5:17 pm

it’s always a special and nervous feeling whn our kids perform so well written post.

Smitha.gn
September 16, 2019 5:21 pm

it’s a nervous feeling or a happy moment when our kids perform well-written post.

Swarnali Nath
September 16, 2019 5:31 pm

I loved the article. It reminded me my schooldays performances on the stage!!

Ruchi Verma
Ruchi Verma
September 16, 2019 6:33 pm

Such a heartfelt post …I still remember my daughter’s first dance performance in red dress… These memories will last forever

Asfa
September 16, 2019 6:37 pm

We Indian specially as a parents are goofed up with Bollywood and we are 2 avatar of mother India😂.
#millennialscribbler
#myfriendalexa

Swiddle Dcunha
September 16, 2019 7:11 pm

Great job as a mommy Vartika. Such an emotional post. Loved reading it.

arti
September 16, 2019 7:25 pm

Congratulations for the big day 🙂

Akanksha Singh
Akanksha Singh
September 17, 2019 12:03 am

Aww.. how cute.. I am just imagining how it will feel like when my little one will go on stage for the first time

Pratibha
September 17, 2019 6:28 am

This reminded me of the first annual day the boys had in nursery. We were like these beaming parents. It was a lot of fun. I miss those days.

brinda
September 17, 2019 6:43 am

such a lovely way to record those precious moments! The children will love and appreciate this so very much when they are older! You have captured your emotions also perfectly here.

Mayura Amarkant
September 17, 2019 8:33 am

Very sweet post! Full of love and warmth! Brought a smile to my face. Sending loads of love and hugs to your cuties! #MyFriendAlexa #DiaryOfAnInsaneWriter

Suha Vijay
September 17, 2019 9:10 am

I was remembering Shrav’s first performance throughout and couldn’t stop myself from smiling. You captured all their emotions eloquently. This is one of the precious moments for parents like us

neha jain
September 17, 2019 10:35 am

Lovely.. we also celebrated grandparents’ day in elder one’s school

Pragnya Mishra
September 17, 2019 12:46 pm

Your twins are so adorable Vartika. They hold each other bravely facing the stage. Penguin is yet to start school or give a stage performance. and while reading I imagine how would I react at that moment. Maybe similar to you, with a proud smile and treary eyes.

Aadhirai
September 17, 2019 12:53 pm

Such a heartwarming moment! Cute kids and pictures are lovely! The best of all, the assurance that you would be there for them, forever, no matter what.. Cheers to all of you!

Charu
September 17, 2019 2:15 pm

Lovely post. My kids are yet to do their first stage performance, but I guess the moment will be as special for me, as it was for you.

Ms Arora
September 17, 2019 2:19 pm

This is such a cute post ! I can totally relate to it. Recently we celebrated Grandparents day in school. These are indeed memorable moments

Shweta Suresh
September 17, 2019 2:37 pm

Ohh. That’s such a touching post. I’m proud of your little angels too. The first stage performance is always the hardest. It gets better from then onwards!

Sushmita
September 17, 2019 3:18 pm

Awww! This is so cute! And I am so glad that your li’l babies are learning the important things at such an early age – and that is how kids become good adults! Congratulations! 🙂

Sarah
Sarah
September 17, 2019 4:23 pm

Totally loved this… shows ur love and enthusiasm for the cuties

Surbhi Prapanna
September 17, 2019 8:13 pm

Aww this is so cute and remind me angel’s first school performence. god bless to both cutiess and may they achieve lots of sucess and happiness in life. #Surbhireads #Myfriendalexa

Hackytips
September 18, 2019 4:44 am

Aww.. That’s really cute. I can understand the excitement. And what else is more proud and exciting than watching your little ones growing up, isn’t it?

Sindhu Vinod Narayan
September 18, 2019 6:29 am

Loved the way you described the event it’s always a happy moment to see children perform.
#tmmreads #myfriendalexa

Misha jain
September 18, 2019 10:15 am

awww.. soo cute,. n look at the confidence

Mrs. Sunshine
September 18, 2019 12:50 pm

What a memorable day! I remember doing the same on my son’s first stage performance. Thanks for sharing this. #MyFriendAlexa #CloudandSunshineReads

Manas Mukul
September 18, 2019 2:34 pm

I still remember my first stage performance followed by tears in my parents eyes. 😀 Wonderful nostalgic one 🙂
#ContemplationOfaJoker #Jokerophilia #MyFriendAlexa

MeenalSonal
September 18, 2019 2:34 pm

It is surely an amazing experience seeing our children perform. Loved the pictures of your daughters enjoying the day.

Nazish Kondkari
September 18, 2019 8:16 pm

This post filled my heart with love…
Made my day.
Thank You for writing this post.

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