We welcomed a new soul into the family today, My brother's
daughter, we decided on when to bring her into the cold
November world, as it was a C-section.
We all were ready to welcome the baby, as planned,
But the baby being a Girl Child was a SURPRISE,
To me a really sweet one, To me
SHE is the BEST BABY in the WHOLE Universe.
But When I called some of my aunts, uncles and
extended family to inform about the wonderful news, their reactions
taught me 2 major things about them.
1. How narrow minded they are.
2. How they are stuck in "once upon a time" .
My crazy family I love them all nevertheless... But today somehow I was feeling very judgmental
and despised some of their comments specially the ones like
"it's OK lets hope the next time It is a boy",
"Oh my god we got to ask Gopi to go the temples to pray for a boy the next time" .
I was thinking what is this ?? BUT aren't we 2009 now and
aren't we living the times where they say equality and all that spiel ??
Such a Bitter sweet day today, Sweet as I enjoyed spending the day with my little niece
who sneezed on my right cheek and Pee'ed on my right palm, burped on my shoulder
after I fed her with FIVE spoons of milk... Whoa WHAT an awesome AWESOME DAY.
Bitter as I learnt How my family is still stuck somewhere in 1870's and
have to catch with current times.
I only hope that I will have enough courage to speak up and
shut them the next time we welcome another Daughter.