“Marriage is a wonderful institution, but who wants to live in an institution?”—Rightly said by Groucho Marx!
No wonder a Shadi has thunderous side-effects, too much to tolerate but still people love it! For me, it’s that starter which turns into a chilled dessert in course of time— you can neither swallow it nor spit it, rather it melts gradually in your mouth and gets digested in your systems. The beauty of an Indian Shadi is that whether you like it or not, once you opt for it, you are bound to live with it!18 June 1986 was the day I got married. For me it’s been 30 years of living in an institution that has made my life a roller- coaster ride filled with sweet yet sour experiences. Normally I write serious stuff while blogging but when it comes to writing about any wedding (mine too), it’s such a serious stuff that either you sob or make fun of it. 😛
So, here’s my hilarious version of 10 #ShadiKeSideEffects . . . . .
Shadi Ke Side Effects 1: I have two houses to live in but I belong nowhere! At hubby’s house, mom-in-law says, “It’s my household so you cannot interfere”; same says my mom sarcastically at parent’s house, “This house is no longer yours”. So which one is actually mine?
Shadi Ke Side Effects 2: I’m well dressed, well made-up, bejeweled, bedecked and looking absolutely stunning! Still hubby stares other fat women in the party!
Shadi Ke Side Effects 3: I’ve been saving money for a solitaire for last two years and suddenly hubby spends entire money on the latest 3D/LEDT.V. prior to the IPL match.
Shadi Ke Side Effects 4: When he wears my Eau De Femme perfume in a hurry and I’m the one to be embarrassed amidst the party!
Shadi Ke Side Effects 5: When hubby walks two steps ahead of me while dashing through the streets with his nose swollen with big male chauvinist ego.
Shadi Ke Side Effects 6: When I cook a sumptuous meal, decorate the house painstakingly to surprise him with a candlelight dinner and he surprises (rather shocks) me back with the announcement of having already taken his dinner with friends.
Shadi Ke Side Effects 7: If the kids achieve something great, hubby takes due credits immediately, but the moment they’re caught up doing anything wrong I’m the one to be blamed.
Shadi Ke Side Effects 8: When I earn, it becomes ‘our’ money and when he earns, it becomes ‘my’ money!
Shadi Ke Side Effects 9: A bottle of wine becomes ‘good for health’ and a bowl of salad becomes my ‘excuse for not cooking’!
Shadi Ke Side Effects 10: When I buy a diamond solitaire, it’s the ‘sheer wastage’ of money. But, when he buys a Macbook Pro, it’s a ‘wise investment’.
On the eve of my 30th wedding anniversary, while I’m juggling up with my #ShadiKeSideEffects, I’m sure my hubby must have forgotten the day. But the beauty of this institution is that, when he’ll remember it (of course not before tomorrow) he surely would compensate it with an expensive gift. I will accept it with a fake smile, throw it in my cupboard and never use it again in my life to show my anger. 👿
So these #ShadiKeSideEffects along with a million more after-effects are those sweet and sour flavors that spice up our marriage making it a full-on 10/10 drama. My 30 years old Shadi is filled with much more chaotic experiences. But the cherry on the cake and the most amazing effect is having such beautiful kids! Cheers to #ShadiKeSideEffects 🙂