Watching the kids at Yousef's nursery trying to adjust is heart breaking, but hilarious at the same time.
The ages range between one and a half years to four and each has his own unique personality and comfort points. Some have no idea what is going on and are just in their own world playing.Others cry their eyes out for "mamaaaaaaa".
Every time I go, I see something different. One day, it is a boy sitting in the principal's seat yelling for his grandmother to come. Another day a kid is yelling:"walk, walk, walk" and refusing to stand still. For some reason, walking around the preschool holding the teacher's hand is the only thing that is keeping him sane.
Of course, Yousef is crying for mama by the door or the window. The other day, he held on to an apple I gave him and refused to let go of it for 2 hours! He wasn't eating it but yelled at anyone who tried to take it from him, seems he thought it was his only connection to home!
It's strange to think that each of one these adorable, dependent and innocent characters will have a say in how our world will be. Some will grow to be politicians who will shape the world for everyone around them, others will save lives and others might make no difference at all. Whatever they will be doing, it is strange to think that they will have little to no recollection of what they now think of as the end of their worlds. It is really amazing how life moves on.