throwing the baby into the bathwater

for many people, their children’s first dip into the ganges is a major life event. the ceremony might begin with tonsuring – i.e., shaving the baby’s head – and then the parent or grandparent carries the baby into the river. for some, a splash on the legs is enough; for others, only full immersion will do. either way, the baby isn’t going to be happy about it. see how much fun this is? i guess not. and again, not so much fun. the legs are okay … … but not in the face! some babies don’t handle head-shaving as well…