Cousin Love

Eshaan. Aashrai. Asha. Charlotte

Nothing makes me more proud (and aged) than seeing my two nephews. Just yesterday they were chubby little buttons that fit in my arms. Now one of them can carry me around and the other one gives me advice on how to solve a rubik’s cube in 56 seconds. I state the obvious now but time flies! This weekend we are in Charlotte and I am basically on the verge of bursting with tears of happiness as I see the three of them playing together. The boys are watching out for sharp corners and wanting to carry her around everywhere. They are playing silly games to keep her entertained and also trying to make sure she knows how much she can get away with around adults.  She can’t quite run as fast as them so they devised a plan to put her in the stroller and push her around the quiet suburban streets.
I am soaking in every moment. Going back to Chicago gets harder every time!

Eshaan. Aashria. Asha. In Charlotte
Aashria. Asha. In Charlotte
Aashria. Asha. In Charlotte
Eshaan. Aashria. Asha. In Charlotte

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Chika Gujarathi is a freelance writer and a mother of three from Raleigh, NC. She writes for national and local publications about lifestyle, travel, books, and of course, motherhood! Her most current project involves illustrating and publishing a children’s Hindi book. When not adventuring with her family in the minivan, you can find her riding the streets of Raleigh on her beloved bike Linus.

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