Pointers from the New Year Party arranged by the building
1. Kids have fun. They need nothing to let their hair down literally. In R’s case, it even means leaving her slippers behind to run bare foot!
2. Mothers either socialize or get bored (read RM). Funnily no women in the building I know went down to have drinks with the fathers (read point 3 here)
3. Fathers either talk, or go down in pairs to have drinks, leaving the kids with the mothers, or just generally stand doing nothing or stare into their smart phones with such intensity that they could bore holes in them with their eyes
4. Grandparents seem to have no fun at all 😦 they are just up to eat the dinner and take care of the grand kids occasionally
5. Women don’t dance until one woman (read RM) gets up to move her body
6. Women always dance in pairs or group. I think the men of the building are more comfortable with their bodies
7. People prefer junk food like pani puri, bhel puri, pav bhaji, chinese noodles and stuff as compared to puri subji etc
8. Parents seem to be cool giving their little ones aerated drinks!
9. The countdown to the new year, is different for different buildings..the one next to us, did the countdown 2 minutes before ours
10. People love noise in India. There were crackers bursting till 2 in the morning
11. Children just like running around. R ran in circles till I got dizzy! I know its a repeat of point 1, but seriously she did a lot of running!
12. I got so bored in the party that I left at 10.30 and then went back at 11.35 to usher in the New Year
13. R got super cranky at 11.35 and refused to even let me dance. She was just in a daze. Wont come down to sleep, wont let me dance 😦
14. I think I go to parties only for the food. That’s the only thing which allures me
15. Next year, I am going to usher in the New Year snuggled up in a blanket with a nice romantic book in hand. I had enough of these pseudo celebrations!
How was your party?