To be honest, I was so close in diving over!
Okay, here’s a little flashback first!
Back in January 2019, Jia and I had to pick a school for Uzair as he was about to finish up his kindergarten. We picked up just one school in Karachi, out of all other schools, because we had firm faith in Uzair that he would clear out the entry test and interviews with flying colors.
Which he did actually! (you can read about it by clicking here)
But before appearing for the entry test, the school invited us for an open house in January 2019, which was an amazing trip indeed.
Uzair really loved the vast playing areas and wonderful classrooms. But he was more interested in checking out the swimming pool of the school, which is certainly not a common thing in schools of Karachi.
Upon arriving at the pool side, couple of students were busy in swimming, which intrigued Uzair quite enough for a dive.
It took me and Jia couple of minutes to convince Uzair that this pool is quite deep for him and it is middle of January, so he actually can’t swim at all in the cold season.
Those swimmers, who were definitely students of senior grades, were used to with it, so they were swimming as if it was middle of the summer.
But upon seeing them swimming across that giant pool, filled up with amazing clear water, the deep buried wish within myself of taking off my clothes and taking a deep dive in that pool, arose very quickly.
But the fatherly side of myself silenced up that wish for good.
That was the last time we saw the pool in school!
After receiving admission in the school, I found out that grade 1 students are not allowed to participate in swimming classes, so Uzair have to wait a little longer.
And thanks to COVID-19, that wait has been extended up further more!
Even we can’t go to the beach side of Karachi these days for some fun in the sand and waves, which is something Jia, Uzair and I are all missing very much.