FUCHSIA’s ultimate desi dad’s guidebook will have you burst out laughing and nodding your head in agreement. Read on at your own risk!
Being a brown dad is a full-time job. From ensuring the emotional and financial well-being of their family, they also have to make sure the car’s engine is full and the brakes are functional, the UPS is charged (because a generator in this economy is out of the question!), having a toolbox on hand stacked with random nails and drill bits and so much more that sometimes goes unnoticed… That’s why today we’re sharing five quirky universal truths about being a desi dad, enjoy!
1. The Desi Dad’s Whatsapp Phenomenon
You know what I’m talking about… full volume, full brightness and the ‘Good Morning’ spam. It’s equal parts endearing and equal parts chaotic good. It’s narrating Eid Mubarak, Ramadan Mubarak and Happy New Year’s messages for their kids to type out so they can send them to their friends on Whatsapp groups and blow their minds with their thematic sticker choice.
2. Impromptu Musicals At The Drop Of A Hat
Forget Broadway, desi dads know how to hit those high notes! From Lata Mangeshkar to the 1980s Billboard hits, they switch genres like switching gears in a car. No matter what they’re doing, there’s got to be at least one song sung throughout the day and regardless of wherever you are in the house, you will hear it (it’s like central air conditioning but more magical, because where is it coming from…).
3. The Infamous SNEEZE
We have all heard it. It’s like a mini earthquake or a fighter jet crash, ya jab KE ka transformer phat jaye. It’s usually followed by a few more sneezes that catch you off guard even though you know they’re coming! It’s literally the “gift” that keeps on giving.
4. Waking Up At The Crack Of Dawn On Weekends & Making Sure Everyone Wakes Up Too
When current affairs pundits talk about biological warfare, this is the thing that comes to mind. Because is there anything more atrocious against humankind than not letting people sleep in on a weekend?
5. Arriving At Airports At Least 3 Hours Before Your Flight
This brings us to our last quirky universal truth, the dreaded airport waiting lounge. Maybe there’s an urban legend about it that made desi dads extra cautious but no one knows for sure why it all began. The worst part is, it’s a generational curse that can’t be broken without the desi dad’s disapproving glare, so it looks like we’re never going to see the end of it 🙂