5 very Indian habits of my half-Indian son

Recently, our Fabulous Fabian has turned 3 !!!

I still can’t believe he is 3. I’m honestly in shock, but let’s leave my feelings and emotions aside.

Those 3 years were the most amazing journey I’ve ever experienced in my life. We had ups and downs, great days and horrible days, but overall it was so fabulous I want to shout and scream now- THANK YOU FOR COMING INTO MY LIFE.

As you know, my son is half-Indian and half-Polish (well, he is British in reality :P). He is a mixed child and his personality totally reflects that. He has got a lof of Polish habits, but his hot Indian blood tries the best to be the most visible πŸ™‚ Well, even his British side fights hard to be there noticeable πŸ˜› Tough life πŸ˜›

Today, I would like to focus on his distinctive Indian habits, because they are the most interesting, funny and sometimes even a bit annoying (according to me).

5 very Indian habits of my half-Indian son

1. Chapati (Roti) is the best food ever. Fullstop. There is no ‘but’, ‘and’, ‘or’. Chapati prevails over everything else. If he doesn’t want to eat chapati it means he is ill or he is falling ill. So how to check whether my son is not well? Measure temperature? No. Look into his throat? No. Examine his whole body? No. Give him chapati? Yes !!! Wow, I should have become a doctor πŸ˜›

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2. As you know (or not), we raise our son as multireligious/interfaith kid. He is Sikh and he is Catholic. We try to maintain both religions equal. We go to Gurudwara and to Church. However, Fabi has a strong preference to go to one of these places and it is – Gurudwara! If you ask him, why do you go to Gurudwara? You won’t hear – to pray. You will hear- to eat chapati! πŸ˜› Ehhh… and we are back to point 1 πŸ˜›

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3. Have I just written Chapati is the best food ever? Well… Chapati has a huge contender and it is- Rusk & Chai! Yes…. I cannot believe it too πŸ˜› Every morning when I ask him- What do you want for breakfast? I hear only 1 asnwer! Everyday! For weeks! AAAA! My ears cannot take it anymore πŸ˜› I undertand sometimes, once a week or twice, but everyday? Eh… we went on compromise. Currently, he eats 3-4 times a week. Let’s see how it goes. Situation is evolving πŸ˜› I guess he is addicted, isn’t he ? πŸ˜›

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4. Polish children/toddlers go to sleep when children should go- around 8pm the latest. Indian children go to sleep when adults go- around 11pm or later. Now guess, which option our Fabulous Fabian has chosen? Yeah, you are right! Most of the time- the Indian timing πŸ˜‰ My mum is always surprised whenever she sees him around 10.30-11pm running around or doing Peppa Pig puzzles πŸ˜› Well, I can’t fight with his hot Indian blood πŸ˜›

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5. Fabian loves listening to music. His number one option is nursery rhymes. That’s quite logical for his age πŸ™‚ His number two option is Babaji’s path/Waheguru Simran (Sikh’s prayers). However, when my husband didn’t play any of them last week, Fabi looked like something was missing in his life :P. So daddy asked him what he wants to listen. Answer was straight- Do you want? AAA. Diljit Dosanjh drilled bhangra beat in his head! That is just the beginning of Bhangra love πŸ™‚

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Next Indian assessment at the age of 4 πŸ™‚

Cheers! πŸ™‚

Marlena

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26 thoughts on “5 very Indian habits of my half-Indian son

  1. Hi! I’m an indian guy and I’m dating my long term partner who is polish. I know mixed is fairly common in the UK where we are, but I haven’t come across any couples like us before. I’m really keen to know how it has been for you culturally – have you found that the integration is ok, and have you faced any issues ? Do you foresee any identity issues of your child as he grows older? Sorry… just a few questions I have… I have so many questions to make sure I’m doing the right thing and am going into this with open eyes!!!

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    1. Shame on you (owner of FF blog) for not replying to the above…. Sounds like someone who is in need and all you do is post about your fancies. Very dissapointing. you should be ashamed. I hope all things go well for you Rignesh, and shame on the owner of this blog.

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  2. Brawo, za odnalezienie siΔ™ w tak rΓ³ΕΌnorodnym Ε›wiecie.
    Wiem jak to otwiera nas na innych ludzi, dlatego ten mΓ³j podziw.
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    1. Thank You πŸ™‚ Ohhh, don’t say that! Chapatis/Rotis are awesome and I’m pretty sure your boy will love them too. I’m not a great chapati maker- I make them hard πŸ˜› but he still eats chapati every second day (tiffin service- homemade chapatis made by Armitsari chef- problem sorted) πŸ™‚

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  3. This blog is super awesome. I loved to read everything circling around that “Chapati” and the child is so so so cute … ❀ I wish someday I also get blessed with such a baby.

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  4. Your Fabian is so adorable and I can totally relate with his addiction to Chapatti and Chai. I think most Indians are born with that addiction including me πŸ˜‰.
    Love reading your blog…your perspective on Indians and their habits. Hilarious! πŸ˜€

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  5. My family has lived in South Africa for 4-5 generations since they moved over from India/Pakistan in the early 1900s. However, I do have all of your son’s habits (especially roti/chapatti addiction)! That’s the beauty of culture… it seeps in whether you like it or not! Lovely post and gorgeous mum & son pics!

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    1. Thank you so much for a lovely comment πŸ™‚
      I don’t know what it is about those 5 habits, but I’m having most of them too πŸ˜›
      Wow, what a fabulous fusion You are! I’ve just read You live in Kuwait now- another destination on the world map πŸ™‚ You are a true global citizen πŸ™‚ nice to meet you πŸ™‚

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