The Boyfriend Recombobulation

Theme: Home Affairs of Elephant Warriors
Day 1 A: The Animal Acquisition

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So you are in love alls hunky dory. The flowers smell sweeter, stars a little brighter and violins play around you. You have found The One, who for some unknown reason thinks you are suitable for him.  Zap!! Thats when the reality hits hard. How to tell your parents about your boyfriend? And even tougher is - how to convince them to accept him as their future son in law?
Dang Dang dang!!!


I was dead scared, I had nightmares of my dad chasing him with AK-47 Rifle and Mom with dragon chillies. It wasnt just about caste or creed. My boyfriend was altogether from a different state, which is still a huge issue in India. Forget World peace, I had to fight a storm to get married.
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My parents had no inkling about my relationship, so when I dropped the bomb, I was immediately transmitted in an overly emotional Indian Masala movie. My Mom would cry buckets, sister who tried to convince mom would in returned be convinced, but my brother carried on as usual without raising an eyebrow .Once he intently looked at our faces , wondering which team to support  -thundering Mom or the fire-breathing Sister, sighed and said, Let me know when the drama ends.
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It was funny how my Dad was caught in between the Wife and the daughter, both famous for their raging temper. For 6 months my Mom would talk with me, but cleverly avoided the topic of Wedding. If I tried to raise it, her reply would be, Let your Dad handle the situation. And whenever she tried to change my mind, I would simply say, Let Dad make a decision”. 

And then we both would call up dad and make sure his decision was in our interests. My Dad tried to reason with diplomacy, but then, has ever diplomacy worked with wife or daughter? So he would wake till late into the night, wondering how to keep the tempest at bay.

But they all changed their mind when they met him. We got married after two years, but the journey from Meeting the parents to Wedding day wasnt bereft of any drama.

More on that later. Stay tuned.

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75 comments:

  1. Seems like a lot of masala that happened for you :).

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    1. oh yeah it did :) but now when I look back, it all looks funny. Thank you so much for dropping by

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  2. Already looking forward :D and yes a lot of times this is what goes on in households filled with Indian parents :D

    Richa

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    1. true .. I see this happening for manu of my friends too :)
      thanks for writing in

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  3. I wonder how much your parents actions played out in the choice of man you chose to be your husband - it's always fascinating to get insight into other persons upbringing Reflex Reactions

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    1. I never thought it that way... gave me an idea to write another post :)
      thanks a lot

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  4. Very interesting.So you got your Prince Charming!!

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  5. Always good to hear how other's live and meander their way through family life. Glad your parents were happy with your choice in the end.

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    1. I am happy for that too :)
      thank you for writing in

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  6. Phew all well that ends well. Loved the hilarious take :)

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    1. the end result was good :) I got married to him. Thank you for visiting

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  8. Ah the drama of an Indian family when their daughter announces their love! Totally can relate! :) Waiting for the next Elephant Warriors chronicles! ;)

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  9. Oh gosh! I'm glad you let us know that the story has a happy ending...in the end :)

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    1. hhehe I am glad for it too :P thank you

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  10. This was great and so not what I expected. Looking forward to reading the rest of the story through the alphabet.

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  11. :) :) :) Each Indian family is the inspiration behind a Bollywood drama

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  12. So much drama :D glad it ended on a happy note :)

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  13. I am glad it all culminated in a happy marriage.

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  14. It really is so much easier to be a guy!

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    1. hahaha :D :D easier yeah but still prefer being a girl :D
      thank you writing in

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  15. Aha...the drama never stops when it comes to being a girl in India :) Nice post, Rajlakshmi!

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    1. oh yeah :D the eternal drama of love marriages.
      Thank you

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  16. 2 states revisited :-). Sounds funny in retrospect but I've seen it happen with my sister and it's so NOT funny. Cheers to you that it worked out.

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    1. yeah 2 states :D it's so common these days. I just hope it ended well for your sister :) thank you for writing in

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  17. Haha.. I can totally relate..Good that it turned out well :) :)

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  18. I was that parent when my daughter wanted to marry her boyfriend from when she was 16. Seven years later they did and I absolutely could not love any son-in-law more. He is a total gem Thank you for reminding me of that

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    1. I feel so happy for your daughter, she definitely got a cool mom :)
      thank you so much for writing in :)

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  19. Ha ha ha.... I am smiling ear to ear reading this!!! so so so realistic!

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    1. hehehe glad you feel that way... thank you so much :D

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  20. I love stories like this one- filled with drama and emotion and high stakes ;) You have me hooked :)

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    1. And I am happy for that, thank you so much

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  21. haha Are wah! I like your Dad!! I really do :D

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    1. same pinch... I like my Dad too ;) thank you so much :D

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  22. we Indian families n drama go hand in hand yea

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    1. you said it !! :) thank you for writing in

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  23. Haha...cute story! Can;t wait to hear about the dramas in those 2 years! :)

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    1. will write them soom :D thank you so much

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  24. haha...I know the drama you are talking about! I loved ur brother's reaction though !

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    1. hehehe he's always casual :P thank you

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  25. Yesterday you introduced your super brave Sis, today we came across your super cool brother... this is an uber cool family... waiting for Episode 3 :) Yeah its no less than a Sitcom for me :)

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    1. hahaha :D thank you so much for your kind words. I am happy you liked my weird family takes :D

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  26. Great post! I really enjoyed it. Hopping around a bit from A to Z list. Best regards to you, Ruby

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  27. This is extremely interesting. I for one am staying tuned! :)

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  28. Oooh! I love a masala love story! ;)

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    1. hahaha even I love my own masala story :d thank you

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  29. All's well that ends well. I am sure the 2 years must have been pretty trying, but you got your wish in the end and that is what matters. Sweet story :)

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    1. yeah all's well that ends well :) thank you so much for writing in

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  30. I can relate to this somewhat, being of German heritage and marrying into an Italian family. They didn't like it either! :) Glad all ended up well for you.
    The Doglady's Den

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    1. hehehe that's life I guess :) thank you so much :)

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  31. Loved your story. It made me smile. Recently my daughter has discovered boys and likes a particular one at school. When I mentioned the fact in passing to my husband about how the boy she likes at least seems to like her enough to acknowledge her existence and talk to her, he became unglued. He was ready to pop a bullet in the kids butt. Told her she was too young to even be thinking about it! LOL I had to inform him that it was OK for her to like boys...after all they improve the scenery if they are handsome and make school bearable. :D

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    1. hahaha ROFL :D you are one supercool Mom :D and yeah that does improve the scenary ;) still laughing at your husband's reaction :D thank you so much for stopping by

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  32. Fiery tale that ended well , good post :)

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  33. Marriages means melodrama :D In retrospect these experiences are such fun to recount! :)

    So cute!

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    1. I agree :D now I love telling my tale, thank you for writing in

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  34. I love this post! So true! I'm loving your A - Z theme. I'll have to come back in May just to catch up.

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    1. thank you so much :D sya in May then

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  35. Lovely that u finally got to marry him :) Waiting for more drama :)

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    1. haha you won't be disappointed :) thank you

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  36. Awesome post... a little drama is always good :) and your bro sounds like a cool dude!! :D

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    1. hahaha he is a cool dude :D thank you Roh for stopping by

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  37. Loving all your posts hope to see all 78 posts from you in May

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  38. Haha sounds exciting and dramatic now, but I guess it must have been very tense at the time. Glad it worked out well.

    anna
    Deeply Shallow

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  39. Haha.. lot of drama i guess.. But that's the fun part, isn't it ??

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