Charanjeet Kaur has grown a lot. She is 7 months old today and changing so much. She has gone from the “baby blob” which can’t do much…to a Girl that is quite active and energetic. She is getting close to crawling…but is in so much of a hurry to stand. She is moving all over the place and really getting used to controlling her body. Her first tooth came in a week ago and she is eating food with us. When we eat at the table…if she doesn’t have food…she tries to go for our food. I can already tell that Charanjeet is going to be a strong woman. She knows what she wants and goes for it. It can be hard raising strong kids. Narayan and Charanjeet are both alike in this way. It takes a lot of discipline and patience. Charanjeet isn’t sleeping very well…which means Arjan isn’t either, so I am starting to take the “first shift” at night with Charanjeet so that Arjan can get a bit of sleep. I remember with Narayan the first year and a half we hardly got any sleep. It can be hard….and I am sure I am not alone in this type of thing when raising babies. In an older blog post that I wrote about my advice and experience of being married I talked about different stages being like Karate belts. I have to say that…now that I have a second child…I would have to add a level above the “black belt”. It’s a whole different level when you have more than one child. There are always so many things to take care of and never seems to be enough time. But I guess that is how life is….so we try to do the things that are most important and pressing.
One of the things that I have wanted to do was setup a forum or section where Sikh parents could dialog and discuss issues related to parenting. I’m sure people discuss this a bit…but I think a lot more could be done to help eachother and share experiences. It is not an easy task raising a Sikh child these days so whatever ways we can support eachother would be great.
Here are a few recent pictures of the kids…..