July 28, 2009

Surprise surprise!

Finally I did it... I've always wanted to surprise my family by just showing up at the doorstep. I've never had the heart to do it because a big part of the "going to India" thing was to celebrate with everyone at home and countdown to the day, and hour even. but this time, encouraged by S, aided by his parents, we kept it all under wraps... till S made that phone call to my dad while I waited under the balcony in eager anticipation of catching sight of that first face and that first reaction of anyone from the family. It was my dad who stepped out to look out at which VIP had come to see them but didn't know the way up (that's what S told them when he called to say someone was waiting downstairs). And I clearly caught the reaction as I yelled out "Appa... surprise!". It was pure shock bordering on hallucination as he ambled out the door announcing the grand news that I was here to the rest of the family. More disbelief, shock and shouts later, I was assured in... with chidings... with reconfirmations of all the lies that I had to say to lead up to the day... and with utter, total disbelief. It was all worth it to see the jaw-dropped looks from all the faces - my mom and my grandmas. I felt like a celebrity. And my long-term wish was fulfilled. I wanted to do this surprise thing this once. And it was worth every lie I said. For me and for them. All thank to S. Happy holidays!

13 comments:

Deepak said...

Sweeeet! Always wanted to do it too! Good for you and your folks! BTW, where is the "Like" button in blogspot?

Rajni said...

awww! awesome Di. My dad and I have done that twice to family in India and the reactions are always memorable!! lol have fun in the motherland!

Jaya said...

Deepak -> Yeah.... it was awesome... I have been treated like a celebrity like I said and it is sweet! :D. There is no "like" button on blogger :D. But glad you thought of looking for it.

Rajni -> That's awesome... yes this is my first time and probably the last too... It was super fun but I think I'll revert to counting down with everyone the next time. It was worth every bit right now though!

Priya said...

that sounds awesome!! Any photos ? It's been on my wishlist for ever too, but it's so tough just making the trip right now. Enjoy your vacation :)

Footloose said...

Haha fun! And Jaya, you can add the "like" (or anything else) option in settings:)

GreenGrl said...

:D I know isn't that great ! Last time when we went for our wedding, we went two days early..We tried to "balance" the surpise and planning factor...The look with this itself was worth watching.. I can only imagine the looks on your folk's face ! :)

Parasuraman said...

yes totally taken away by surprise what other surprise can make afather happy than sudden arrival of children after retirement when u forget the word bonus this a good one thanks to S

Jaya said...

Priya -> Noo.. I donno why I didn't think of keeping the camera handy and clicking some first pics. but I guess I have it as an everlasting memory. And this was a one-time wonder at best. I can't imagine doing it ever again. :)

Footloose-> Thank ma... Haven't gotten to checking out that option yet. Guess I've grown so much into this template that i haven't added or removed anything! :D

GreenGrl -> Yes yes... was soooo much fun. Khushi se paagal ho gaye sab log :D

Appa -> The pleaseure is all ours... together :D

Krish said...

Wow wow wow... U r in India!! How cool is that! Have a fun vacation but keep blogging nonetheless. ;)

Gandalf said...

Sounds splendid. Must've been great fun. Have a super holiday.

Jughead said...

Nice one...Naan night varrennu sollitu landed up at home the previous morning. Total fun. Nalla enjoy pannu.

Shiva kumar Shankar said...

yaa this is on my mind too! I pulled this off with all my relatives except my parents, teh first time, I returned from here to India. It was time for marriage for one of my very close cousin (who I had called from here and spoken with less than a week before, chided and told, if you had postponed the wedding to Dec, I would make it- she was seriously considering the same too :d).
The near faint by her and the aghast look was incredibly worth it.

Next time, to parents sometime!

Jaya said...

Sorry everyone for the ridicuolously late response.

Krish->Thanks the trip's going well.. but is about to end. Boo hoo. Will keep blogging of course, as long as you keep visiting!!

Gandalf->Thanks dude. WIll do.. keep visiting!

Jughead Yeah, I guess there's a little more difference to seeing you a day before they expected to seeing you when they didnt expect it at all.. multiplied joy!! :)

Shiva-> What fun illa? Incredible.. try it with the parents.. it's much more magnified. ;)

Thanks for all the comments, y'all!

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