I am very ambivalent about karva chowth and I wrote a post last year stating my reasons which readers found hilarious. Well I am like that anyways …. 😆
My kids want to celebrate each and every festival with gusto, even the all female ones like karva chowth. I would doll up, do the mehendi, new dress and bangles and trinkets thingy, and then we would eat drink and be merry. Now I have happily handed over baton to DIL
I’ve told DIL she has the option to do away with the fast if she wishes. Its cool with us …
Flashback two days ago ………………………..
Kid#2 : Mom are you gonna get mehendi and stuff done?
Me : Reclining on my bed with laptop : Nah, I have done away with peripherals
Kid#2 : Why????
Me ; Astonished at such a strong reaction : I never keep the fast anyway, and am not in the mood for dolling up
Kid#2 : Launching full blown drama : You never do anything, you are not fun anymore, festivals dont feel like festivals when Bhai isnt around ………………….
Me : ??????!!!!!!!???????
Then Godji sent inspiration (Thank you Godji Phewww!)
Me : Beta Bhabhi will do all that, its her time
DIL came home dancing : See my new suit that I bought for Karva Chowth! Isnt it pretty? Kid#2 you better be home on Karva Chowth eve since you gotta take me to get mehendi done
Kid#2 : Looking much happier : Jee Bhabhi, do you also want to go to the parlour? I am so glad someone is celebrating! (The last said snidely)
DIL : After consideration : Nah parlour will be too full, besides I’ll be working full day
Me : Heaving a quiet sigh of relief : Beta, tell me what you wanna eat for sargi, I’ll cook that.
Both of them seriously discussing possible options for the early morning sargi
I never knew handing over all the stuff was so liberating!!!!
She can do the mehendi and dress and fast if she so desires!
I AM OUT OF IT!!!!
We had sargi together at 5 a.m. which I cooked early in the morning. Kid#2’s craving for some festival celebration got satisfied, DIL and I left for work! I think I narrowly escaped the dog house!!!