Monthly Archives: November 2011

Rediscovering Water

To make a long story short, the water storage tank at home overflows when some conditions are met, and those conditions got met today. The result was a big puddle of water in the passage outside the toilet and bathroom. This is the passage. The area before Nisarga, near the tub of washing gets totally… Read More »

Dosa with Nisarga

Today when we went out for a walk, Nisarga had already been suffering cabin fever at home (which is a normal state of being) and was desperate to go out. Once out, he was in a grand mood, excited and all. Met kids in the compound somewhat reluctantly – he wanted to be on the… Read More »

OPD at Wadia Pediatric Hospital

Unable to get an appointment with Dr. Anaita Hegde soon, and unwilling to wait further after having spent so much time with lack of money, depression, domestic issues, etc we decided to go to the OPD at Wadia hospital where she consults on Fridays. Was a surprisingly inexpensive affair and straightforward if hideously time consuming.… Read More »

What a scare!

Our bedroom has a broken lock for many days. It can be opened from the inside, but not the outside. The rule is to not close the bedroom door when no adult is inside. Particularly if Nisarga is in. Today, the husband returned home late, drunk, and called me out of the room to talk.… Read More »

Nisarga likes a Bengali Song!

These last few days, Nisarga has been absolutely cranky. He has a cold, plus is teething a pre-molar. One of the pointy tips of the tooth is out, another is under the surface. That must be painful. Painful or not, he is cranky, clingy. One blessing is an accidental discovery: When Bhupen Hazarika died, I… Read More »

Putting a baby to sleep

So after over two years of experience, I consider myself as somewhat experienced at putting a baby to sleep. At least this particular baby. There is a formula. When it is time for bed and I see eyes drooping, pick him up and let him settle to sleep. If he won’t sleep, check hungry, thirsty,… Read More »

I yelled at Nisarga today

Nisarga has a cold. He has been whiny, fussy, clingy all day. Shoulders tired of carrying him. Ears tired of hearing crying I have no idea how to fix. I take care of his comforts, but …. I suppose he is just …. unhappy. End of day time, and he was showing no signs of… Read More »