I often interpreted his parenthood as something the universe had dumped on his shoulder and if society had directed his life towards me. He has taught me the most crucial lesson- that life is unforgiving. He has spoiled me while imparting the practical realities of life.
The transition from Single-Bed to the Double-Bed marks the ceremonies start of numerous life-altering events. It all starts with the pristinely decorated Double-Bed on the wedding night, where your abilities to hump the newly-married wife, gets applauded by the society outside the room.
So we finally decided to feed our son to the Great Indian Schooling System. Because, that’s how we secure his distant future as a Political Leader, Doctor, Engineer, Banker or Teacher – Chronologically in the order of financial prosperity and social recognition. So aligning with the conventions, we ceremoniously took uncountable pictures of him in his school dress, school bag, water bottle, et all, on the first session day. Next, we also posted them on Facebook and received 100+ Likes from many people I have never known personally. It was one of those special Life-Moments.
My stretch marks, thigh gap, baby fat, love handles, and my cheek fat were heavily monitored by my kind colleagues.
Any Indian wife and her relative can file 498a on her husband, his parents, sisters, brothers, grandparents, uncles, aunts, cousins, wives of brothers, and other relatives. 498a (dowry harassment case) leads to arrest without any verification or investigation.