V's school had arranged for a bullock-cart ride for the children to celebrate Pongal. The previous day I described what the 'maatu-vandi' (bullock-cart) was all about and he was terribly excited, chanting 'maatu-vandi' before he went to sleep, during sleep and after he woke up that morning! When I went to drop him, someone was tying ribbons and balloons around the bull's horns and to the cart. V kept staring at it and stood by the gate. The coordinator thought he wanted to go back to his Amma and asked me to leave...sigh!
All the kids seemed to have had a good time. We are yet to receive any photograph of the 'event'!
I had spent some time in telling V that the cow gives milk and the bull helps us by pulling carts and he seemed to understand the difference because he associates the cow with the milkman!
Strangely, many mothers asked their children, after school, if they had enjoyed the 'cow' ride and if they had liked the 'cow'...