Family Anecdotes

Scene: Morning call for breakfast at home
Mom: There’s bread and peanut butter
Me: Noooo
Mom: There’s puffed rice and some snacks
Me: Noooo
Mom: There’s corn flakes
Me: Chocolate flavoured?
Mom: Umm, no normal ones
Me: Then, noooo
Mom: Alright, that’s all we have at home
Me: Nooo
Dad: *as he passes by my room* You know people who miss breakfast grow fat
*I rush to the kitchen as soon as I hear that*
Mom to Dad: How do you manage to do that?
Dad: You gotta pick your battles.

Scene: Me and my dad are watching some bollywood song dance
Me: Oh, good. Another song in the middle of the movie. Exactly why I prefer english movies
Dad: I always thought the junior artists are cuter than the main artist.

Scene: Deciding what’s gonna be for dinner.
Me: I want a gravy dish.
Dad: I want a curry dish.
Mom: So, what should I make?
Dad: CURRY!!
Mom: Aaand curry it is.
Me: Why do I always forget in an argument that you’d take your husband’s side!

Scene: Venting on life.
Me: I want some freedom! I am not 16 anymore. Why can’t I just go out and get some fresh air?!
Dad: There’s a park right by our building.
Me: That’s great 😀 *I hurry to go get dressed*
Mom: Honey, on the way back, could you please get some peas and onions, a jar of mustard and..
Me: *I glare at mom* AND?
Mom: Umm, and a can of mushrooms? *grins at me*

Scene: Having dinner at home.
Me: *halfway through dinner* Argh! Why can’t we order KFC or McD or some nice chinese?
Dad: *while eating* Because by the time they reach, the food becomes cold.
Me: Then why don’t we go and eat outside?
Dad: In this weather and traffic? Are you kidding?
Me: When you didn’t have a car, that used to be your excuse. Now, you have a car and the weather is your excuse?
Dad: I never said I’m buying a car for a hunger ride. *keeps munching*
Me: Then why’d you buy a car if we can’t go outside at all?
Dad: Honey, it’s for official err office purpose.
Me: 😐

Scene: Dad talking on the phone.
Dad: Alright, peter. Will see you in the office and talk about it tomorrow.
Dad: *about to hang up* Hmm. Mmmm. Alright. Alright
Dad: *listens to some more* Okay. Okay. Bye!
Dad: *responds to another query* Well, we’ll talk tomorrow on this.
Dad: *finally hanging up* Ooookay. BYE!
Mom to Dad: Perhaps you should wait till the other person finishes before you hang up.
Dad: That’s the only way to let the other person finish ASAP!

Scene: A normal discussion
Me: Hey, you guys, why am I the only child?
Dad: It’s hot! I better go take a shower. *rushes to the bathroom*
Mom: I’ve got something on the oven. Lemme check.
Me: *to myself* Ask a question just to shoo them away. 😐

We all have a crazy family. It’s the craziness that makes it fun, innit?

5 thoughts on “Family Anecdotes”

  1. Indeed, even small day today conservations are worth remembering, however mundane they may be! Its the people involved in them, that make it special.

  2. Oh yes. Everyone is bestowed with a family and embedded craziness. My mother blames me for everything; even when I am not around. IPL is so much fun with her. *Smiley*

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