Monday, October 06, 2008

The little girl in a Lengha...


Living in the US without a real home base in India, I don't often get to buy the latest styles in clothes - for myself or for my kids. A cotton Lengha with beautiful work done on it in just the perfect colors for my daughter - I could have only asked my sister to shop for something like that had one of them resided in India. My mom or my cousins/friends send the south Indian pavadais for KG. But a cotton Lengha for her sensitive skin, that is just right for KG - never thought I would have the pleasure of dressing her up in one of those. This Navratri season, when I went to visit a friend and I put this on her, it was sheer pleasure for me for a couple of reasons. One of course as a mother, I just couldn't help but admire KG in this beautiful outfit. Two, when I see her in those clothes, I think of the generous and sweet friend that sent this and feel that intangible connection in our blog lives. The thoughtfulness with which such a lovely gift was sent to a child she has only known through my blog posts makes it so special. It is strange how human bonds can be formed and a certain kinship established even without trying hard. Just from reading about each others children. In knowing how similar we are in many ways and also knowing how different we are as people in other ways. And yet being connected as just friends. If only the world were as simple.

16 comments:

K 3 said...

Oh noonie, she looks so adorable. A beautiful angel.

Indeed friendships are such a sweet haven in this, often times, bitter world. Hope you had a great time during Navratri.

Kodi's Mom said...

she looks lovely, Noon. what a perfect fit!
yes, MM has a magical way of reaching across boundary lines.

Neera said...

This is so very beautiful noonoo ..the lehnga and the gesture. Kg looks very pretty.

the mad momma said...

kaoh she looks adorable noonie!!!! and this is an absolutely unbiased aunt speaking!! so glad it fitted her. its a small way of showing you how much pleasure your children bring to my life. and how much i treasure having you in mine.

have a great navratri...

the mad momma said...

kaoh she looks adorable noonie!!!! and this is an absolutely unbiased aunt speaking!! so glad it fitted her. its a small way of showing you how much pleasure your children bring to my life. and how much i treasure having you in mine.

have a great navratri...

Suma said...

awww...she looks adorable...and that indeed is a lovely gesture...

Aryan said...

wow she is looking so so cute...
Hats off to MM
Aryan's Mom

Preethi said...

She looks so adorable Noon.. and what a lovely gift!!!

Cantaloupes.Amma (CA) said...

She looks absolutely adorable !!
Cute cute little girl she is !!!

asaaan said...

What a beautiful lengha...
And it fits perfectly too
MM what a thoughtful gift..

noon said...

K3,Kodi's mom, Neera - thanks!

MM - yes yes "unbiased" aunt I am sure! ;) Thanks again for your very sweet gesture...she looks so lovely in that outfit if I say so myself! You have picked such a lovely one for her. She seems to love these clothes too - she never complains. KB on the other hand - if I even try to put a kurta on him he refuses and only wears his usual pants/tee.


Suma, Aryan, Preethi, CA, Asaaan: Thanks so much for the compliments!

ranjani.sathish said...

Hey Noon
She looks gorgeous !! A long mail is pending from me soon..but being in Chennai and it being the Navaratri season, this mami is busy visiting houses for vetthalai pakku and sundal. More from Blore !

Mystic Margarita said...

Awww....she looks adorable :) What a lovely gift! :)

Mama - Mia said...

:)

isnt this what life is supposed to be all about? Special friendships that cross boundaries!

and she just looks adorable!!! :)

cheers!

abha

Usha said...

She looks very sweet in it and what is it that has caught her attention there? I like that serious expression on her face.

karmickids said...

Noonie, anytime you need any indian stuff, just ask. Will be a pleasure...