Happy Vishu everyone ! (Tamil New year for the uninitiated)
Today is officially the only day after i passed out from school that i get to see how it looks like at 6 in the morning. I had to take a bath... uff.
I have nice memories of Vishu with Extended family. My Father's side is a perfect mix of urban yet traditional tamilian family. So my ass is taken most of the times when i cant respond to their witty conversations, but we-hell, i can understand. I can :) I remember how i'd be woken up at 4 in the morning when i was living in Dubai only to bang my foot every single *^$@#&^ time at the corner of the bed. My parents would always try to do it the right way when we in Dubai, and then we'd call Delhi to boast about our day and how it was all done properly. Though, its really cute to see my mum contribute inspite of being a Gujarati. Its adorable how she'll keep asking my dad to translate stuff and they have their nice little moments together.
And then we sit down in the evening, my dad swearing he won't eat that much ever again, and giving me the talk. You know the "we don't care who you get married to, but if its a tamilian please make sure he's an Iyer" talk. The whole day is kinda predictable but its so cute. And since Tv is practically banned when Dad's in the room, we end up playing monopoly or scrabble. Its fun :)
Okay, the day's officially not over so Im just being presumtuous, but what the hell, I'll demand that we sit and have some quality time together. You know, its funny how just the other day i was talking to a friend about how i want to move out, and now i feel very family-ish. Maybe that's what festivals are for. I've always considered myself to be very I-couldn't-care-less about festivals, but i realised how much i love spending time with Extended family during them.
Oh and my mum's side, they're FUN. I only get to meet them once a year during one of those must-attend weddings. Over the years I've realised how much i actually look forward to them. I dont have many cousins, they're either too small or married with kids, but the one that are close to my age, i love them ! They pamper me the right way... and more often than not i come back home feeling loved :) Yes, apart from the absolutely mandatory comments about my hair and face and external (otherwise not important, apparently) beauty.
But all in all, Festivals are fun. Especially with my family. Its the right mix, neither do they overdo it nor do they neglect it.
*gush of love*
Oh, yeah, i have a paper in 2 days. Haven't looked at anything. Royally screwed again, But i have Vishu as an excuse this time :D