The end of monsoon season is a busy back to school time at Ama Ghar, with lots of preparations for the fall holidays ahead.
Our dedicated and amazing house mother Uma has been especially busy getting all our new young children to their first physicals, as well as eye and dental checkups, which usually result in new routines to manage various health issues, often malnutrition related. And, of course, she has to get them their new school uniforms, shoes, backpacks and books.
The fun part of our busy time is getting back to study and nightly book reading with the little ones, along with lots of games and Friday night movies. Rice planting, Nepal Fathers Day, National Children’s Day and the woman’s holiday of Teej have brought everyone home on the weekend for dancing, music and our Aunties’ delicious signature AmaGhar food.
Speaking of food, some of the girls have been experimenting with their culinary arts on their days off, I think inspired by their sister Manisha, who is getting her Bachelor’s degree in hospitality and teaches them kitchen tricks when she comes home. And we’re working with our new dog, Siddhi to teach her not to eat off of the children’s plates.
In other words, it’s life as usual at Ama Ghar – never a dull moment!