February 7, 2011 Sugirdha

Dear Son, The past one year is one of the fastest years of my life, where the rest of the fastest years came only after you were born. You set an example right in front of our eyes about how fast a person can evolve. At the same time, the…

April 27, 2010 Sugirdha

Son is all about pretend play now… He uses real time vessels to make dosas in his imagination (actually he does all the steps involved in making dosa perfectly). He then serves it in a plate and tells us to taste it. And then he fills up a bowl with…

April 16, 2010 Sugirdha

Son, One of my favorite words in the dictionary and in life is change. Looking at you, I recognize that you are the word itself. Change. I’m amazed at how much a person of your size can learn everyday. Come on, how much memory is there in your little brain?…

March 16, 2010 Sugirdha

Here comes a post that was due 2 months back… Dear baby, Our past 2 months have been totally busy. The first month was all about shopping and packing for our India trip and the second was spent in India. I’m surprised what a difference one month can make in…

January 9, 2010 Sugirdha 3Comment

Dear baby, You turned 20 months old. Wherever we go, people keep asking me your age; complete strangers and also people who we know every well. I started saying ‘almost 20’ a couple of days back. I get a feeling of nostalgia remembering your teen months. Somehow 20 months sounds…

December 11, 2009 Sugirdha 2Comment

Dear baby, You are full of energy and its really amazing to see your emerging personality. You are fun to be with. The biggest thing that happened during the past month is you are starting to treat your father and me equally. You understand that both of us are important…

November 18, 2009 Sugirdha 1Comment

… plus 10 days… Dear baby, We are in this time of your life where we start to say your age in years rather than months. One and a half years. Oh dear, when did time run so fast? I look at other babies who are learning to walk and…

October 8, 2009 Sugirdha 4Comment

Dear big boy, Yeah, that’s what you are. Things have changed so much that I have even stopped searching for my little baby. Not only am I convinced that the little baby is not going to return, but I have been enjoying the present so much, and I have absolutely…

September 7, 2009 Sugirdha 3Comment

Dear Pappu, Yesterday when you saw a friend’s little baby sleeping in his pram, you looked up at me, put your finger to your mouth and said ‘shhhh’. Even though it was not quite a hush, it conveyed the meaning. You are such a fast learner and you behave so…