These past few weeks have been pretty quite and clean in my suite , so there’s not much for me to complain
about in this week’s blog post. Moving on from there, My Big Fat Greek Wedding 2 was released on March 25th (which is Greek Independence Day) and everyone went wild. I have so many people asking me if this movie and and the first one reflect my life at all and being completely honest… YES; the movies may over exaggerate but they’re not far off.
1. I want to begin with the Windex. No, I have never used it on my cuts and no, I have never used it to defrost the ice on my car (even though that is a great idea). Now what I do know is that my aunt in Greece would always tell me to pee on my cuts because it will help heal quicker. Before you jump to conclusions, I have never and will I ever pee on myself to heal quicker, I’ll deal with the pain.
2. Every greek family has those 2 names that each child is named after and the first movie is spot on when it comes to this. In my family, it’s Yianni and Eleni; we have big Eleni, little Eleni, Eleni number 2, Eleni number 3 and so on (same for the Yianni’s). It is beyond difficult to tell a story involving those 2 names, I have to make sure I distinguish which one I’m talking about and it’s a pain in the a**.
3. Never ask any Greek to teach you how to say hello or how are you in our language. Chances are they’re making you say something completely different and inappropriate, just like the first movie.
4. Picking colleges is the worst thing you’ll have to do in your life. Do you want to know why? Because in a Greek family, being more than 30 minutes away is highly frowned upon. I live in CT and attend college in NYC and that 45 minute difference was and is too far for my mother. Every time I come and leave from home my mother cries as if I’m leaving to Greece for 8 months.
I can go on for hours on how these movies relate to my life but the most important thing to remember from them is that no matter how annoying they may be, family is family and they are all you got in this world. I love my family from the bottom of my heart and I know we aren’t normal but that is just the way I want it to be. I love my big, fat, crazy Greek family.