Daddy will graduate this coming June (woohoo!) and we have been job hunting for the last few months. Earlier this week he accepted an offer for an "Fellowship in International Medicine" which would split his first year out of residency between New York and Chennai, India. He will work regular shifts in the ED in NY and do a bit of the same in India, but mostly train Indian Resident physicians. Emergency is a brand new field in India, so he would be helping to train some of the very first Emergency physicians in the country, which is extremely fun.
We hope to spend the summer in NY next year, then go over to India for a solid 6 months. We will return to the US in April to work the rest of the shifts he will need to complete his year. It involves a little bouncing around, but we have housing set up in NY already, so we will only need to live out of suitcases for a few months of the year.
Now, I know the first question on everyone's mind is: will one of us become a Bollywood star? We can only hope.
You are probably also concerned that the family blog will disintegrate into snapshots of exotic animals and spice markets during the months abroad and the blog author will fail to keep the purity of the blog as we know it, focusing only on the three little protagonists of this site.
Will we get to see a photo of all three of the kids in native dress? you wonder.
Will they tell me about all the strange foods and animal parts that are considered edible in India?
Will 7 yr-old L. write a book about her experiences with a full treatment of the socio-political climate of Tamil Nadu in historical context in the introduction?
Perhaps more importantly, Will the author of the blog keep her sense of humor intact and carry on the public mockery of her offspring in the way in which we have all become accustomed?
I can only hope that we here at RandB will be able to live up to our readers' high expectations.
(admit it, we've all been dying to see Aishwarya on this blog)