The running joke in the family is that in case we have any wedding to be conducted, there is no need to call any guests.
No, we are not anti-social 😛
The sheer number of relatives will suffice you see 😀 (the last time we did a head count, it was 73)
Having belonged to a nuclear family all my life before marriage, suddenly seeing so many people around me at any given time was so overwhelming that I used to freak out. Poor Zack – he would be at his wit’s end thinking what did he do wrong 😛
You must have heard about the notion that post-marriage the couple, especially the girl puts on weight. No, it’s not the ‘love’ 😛
It’s the ‘n’ number of sweets which are fed to you – irrespective of the nature of time and duration. To see the newly wedded couple (read – us), relatives would be trooping in day and day out. Every one would have at least one mithai ka dabba with them. No matter how much you try to escape, you eventually get defeated by looking into their loving eyes. Zack conveniently devised a way for himself , saying I-dont-have-a-sweet-tooth-but-Visha-has-dont-just-give-her-one-give-two-three-sweets-she-will-like-it, taking a tiniest possible portion of the offered delicacy and then passing the rest on to me.
Come to think of it , may be thats why I was wide-eyed all time, seeing so many people with sweets and thinking about the impending disaster waiting to hit me (read- weight gain).
Wedding alters your life in many different ways – some good, some bad.
Good that I do not have to worry about the evening dinner if I am unwell, one phone call is all I need to make to get super delicious food on the table. Bad that I have to spend extra hours in the kitchen during some festival time when I have people dropping by.
Good that I get to play with my nieces, after a hard day at work, nothing is more refreshing than cuddling a two-year old. Bad that I have to give the same treatment to ALL the kids since there is never one without the rest of the toli, thus breaking my back
Good that some or the other plan is always on the cards for the weekend – travel, shopping or movies. No bad here 😛 it is left upon me to decide where to go or what to do since I am a new addition.
Yes, there is a definite loss of privacy for Zack and me – no hugging whenever we want, decrease in the ‘us’ time..etc..etc.. 😦
But we have our own ways to spend time with each other. Making it a ritual to have pani-puri together on Friday evenings, going to office together in the morning, long walks on Sunday evenings..etc..etc.. 🙂 😉
Initially I used to dislike the ever-increasing house guests/relatives we had to entertain, but over the period of time I understood how close-knit the family is and I started to respect their love and goodwill for each other. It may sound exaggerating to state that the affection which each member holds for the other is pure – but I am stating the way things are 🙂
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