Tuesday, May 18, 2010

where are my white stockings?


Freaking hell.

3 days to go, and my parents will be here.

I am, as you can probably guess, in a state.

Here are sure shot things that always happen when my parents come:

One big fight: always between my mom and me. Over my clothes or hair or general appearance. Accompanied by loud yelling, sobbing, doors banging. And then my mother telling my father, let’s go back tomorrow.

One big make up: usually between my dad, mom, me, the dog and anything else that can shed a tear or two. Also accompanied by hugging and sobbing. And then my father saying, let’s cancel those tickets.

One never ending day at salwaar kameez and shoe and bag shops: usually involves my mom walking into every shop, because ‘what’s the harm in seeing everything’. Accompanied by my bored dad and an even more bored me. The day ends in loud sobbing, yelling and doors banging. My mom saying, “ You have no interest in things girls normally like.” Followed by me yelling, “ yeah, normal things, like 16 of the same salwaar kameez shops in one go.” This is then followed by my mother telling my father, let’s go back tomorrow.

One cuddle in session: usually in the afternoon. Involves a large bed and me lying in the middle of both my parents. We’ll talk about all the relatives, and the impending marriage and laugh our heads off at all the mad things we can do. Accompanied by much smothering and hugging of all my limbs by my parents. And then my father saying, let’s cancel those tickets.

Bring your own peanuts. The circus is about to start.


16 comments:

Choco said...

Aww AGG... You have made me all mushy inside... :')
Am going to log off and head for the Stupid Box now...Need to watch a mushy movie to keep the feeling going...

PS: I get along almost fabulously with my mum. Now that I have grown up. Wish I could say the same thing about my relationship with my Dad though. :|

The Cloudcutter said...

Sounds a lot like my family, just throw in some swearing and boozing.

Psssst what if I drop by to say hello to Uncle and Aunty and this blog url errr slips out of my mouth?

mentalie said...

you're a dangerous woman, agg. am almost looking forward to visiting my folks now. and to them coming to live with me over the next (soon to be interminable) two months. yeesh.

The knife said...

My mom's going to descend soon. Compliments to A and K

This is that said...

so sweet..have the best time dear..loved this one..

Diwakar Sinha said...

lol! I can live nicely with them for not more than 3 days at a stretch...so i mostly cut a return ticket to my city within 3 days time.

no...this is untrue...

Shreya said...

I am going awww aww awwww :O

Prateek Sur said...

can jst say:"enjoy it".........

Anita :) said...

Missing my darling parents terribly now and wondering when I can see them next and of course green with jealousy at u.:-(

Banno said...

Ok, so we are not the only ones who squish our daughter. :)

Sangfroid said...

All the best :P

Divya said...

Clearly, I'm way behind the times. You're getting married? Congrats :D

agent green glass said...

@choco: sigh. i guess it can never be perfect.

@cloudcutter: oh well. there is drinking here too. but thank god for the drinking.
and did i tell ya, i've moved house. now leave in gorai. would love to have you come over, but you'll never find this new house. tch tch.

@mentalie: yeee sh. have you lost it? this post was supposed to be about how insane the whole bloody relationship is. why is everyone going aaaaw?

@the knife: you got it. the are the true survivors. i'll probaly just be dead by then.

@thisandthat: did you say so sweet???? no. it is not sweet. it is as sweet as the dentist pulling your tooth out. its a relief coz you are doing it, and my dentist is really hot, so it's also a pleasure, but dang, its painful.

@diwakar: you are a man after my own heart. i understand the pain. but wait...did you say that's not true???

@shreya: no no. read my reply to roohi.

@prateek: yeah, that's true.

@anita: aaaawwww.

@banno: no you are not the only ones. she's an only child, and she's probably resigned to the squishing now...

@sangfroid: thank you

@divya: uh? no...you got the post wrong. they're coming to visit me. 3 days to them arriving, touching down in mumbai. and this is not wedding stress behaviour. this is normal stuff in my household, and my mom has a salwaar kameez shop fetish!

Divya said...

Er.. ok then :P

Also, WV is ingshest. Sounds like someone with a swollen lip trying to say incest, no?

ani_aset said...

Aww simply super sweet is what i would say :P

mumbai paused said...

Love the snaps