Birthday, Musings, Twins

These Little Girls Of Mine

She stands in her batik printed dress, the silky fabric clinging to her body as she strikes a pose for me. I click and I am taken aback by the young woman staring back at me in the photo. I turn the phone off and suggest that she wear a Capri pant underneath. Year over […]

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Birthday, Daughters, Happy Birthday, Musings, Twins

Birthday Musings

Ammu nuzzles my cheek with her nose, throws her arms around my neck, kisses me and flits off to do whatever it is she is occupied with at the moment. Today she is working on a school project. There are sticky notes all over the place. She painstakingly colors the first American flag and sketches […]

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Musings, Twins

Restoring Balance

I rummage through the bin holding the stacked, folded clothes. A black polka dotted legging catches my eye. I pull that out and pair it with a pale green top. I look for the matching legging, feeling frazzled when I do not see it. I empty the bin, laying the folded clothes carefully on the […]

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School, Twins

Notes to myself

This is more of a diary like entry for me so Kay and Cee can someday read back and know how their first day at school/daycare was. The day leading to and day of joining was almost like Deepavali. I had their new clothes laid out and ready to wear the following day right down […]

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Home, Life, Parenthood, Twins

Learning on the go

Stepping out my shower, I heard Amma’s voice unusually calm asking “Are you done? Please come out. Cee is bleeding.”. My heart jumped into my throat. Imagining the worst, I was out as soon as I could to see Amma holding a rather bloodied child. Her face was smeared with dried blood. Her hands stained […]

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Family, Life, Parenthood, Twins

Doing away with the rose tints

10:30 PM – Call it a day 11:30 PM – Sounds of Cee crying. Wonder if I should let her cry it out. 11:35 PM – Pick Cee up from her crib and bring her back to my room. 11:45 PM – Cee looks sleepy and ready to go back. Kay wakes up crying 11:47 […]

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Adoption, Life, Twins

Marking the end of a journey

Early this morning I woke up in the pre dawn hours to offer prayers to the forces unknown on the occasion of tamizh new year. Focussing my concentration on the twin lamps that lit up the tiny area, I reflected on the short but momentous journey to parenthood. You see, today was finalization day. A day when […]

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Family, Happiness, Home, Life, Musings, Personal, Twins

A day in the life of…

Stretching lazily I glance at the clock. It’s about 10 minutes to 6:00 AM. Ten minutes before the alarm would go off signaling the start of a busy day. I take those precious minutes of calm before the madness starts. I reflect on the days before the girls when waking up before the alarm went […]

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Adoption, Motherhood, Twins

One week of motherhood

It’s been a week since K and I took the girls into our family promising to cherish and love them all their life. It’s been one week of never ending good wishes and blessings pouring into our fledgling family from all over the world. One week of sleepless nights and interminable diaper changes. One week of […]

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