Varun Visits His Great Grand Mom
Last weekend, Vipul was going to Delhi for a recruitment trip. Varun and I decided to join him and visit Varun’s great grand mom who is in Delhi as well. On a prior trip to Delhi, she reminded Vipul that ‘she is now getting old’ and its about time we take Varun to meet her.
That was 2 months ago, Delhi was sizzling in 45+ C heat. There was no way we could have survived that. With more manageable temperatures in mid 30’s, we decided to wing it and flew to Delhi.
Maharashtrian tradition dictates that when a great grand mom sees her great grand son for the first time, the parents (ie us), shower the great grand mom with gold flowers. Its her lineage after all.So, we flew to Delhi with gold flowers and had a mini ceremony at home when we performed the ritual.
Rest of the stay Varun had a ball with his great grand mom and with Vipul’s Uncle and Aunt – whom Varun didn’t allow to rest even a bit.
Interestingly, our visit also coincided with Varun’s 2nd year birthday per the Hindu lunar calendar. So his grandparents bought him a cake to celebrate!
Vipul’s cousin and his family visited us while we were there and Varun was thrilled at having so many grand parents ( another aaji? , another aaba? ). And Prasad kaka and Richa kaku entertained him with bubbles and toys till all we could hear were his giggles.
This is precisely what the move to India has been all about- Varun getting to know his cousins, uncles, aunts and grandparents. Next stop- Banglore and Pune to see Varun’s cousins.