Arranged marriage

My son came home from school one day and told me they had debated ‘arranged marriage’ during their English lesson. I asked him which side of the debate he’d been on, for or against, he was ‘for’.

Interesting, I was sure he was going to tell me he was against it!

Then he explained how NOBODY in his class wanted to be on the ‘for’ side so the teacher had basically split the class in two and they debated for the side she put them in.

So what were your main points supporting arranged marriage then? I asked him.

 

I didn’t have any! I couldn’t think of anything so I just did the writing for the group while they came up with the arguments!

 

So like him to get out of a tricky situation!

 

And what’s your opinion now after the debate?

 

It’s stupid! I would never let you or dad pick who I’m gonna marry! He said disgustedly.

 

I couldn’t help but laugh at him.

I tried to explain that nowadays the idea of arranged marriage still exists but things have evolved. No longer are couples introduced and told “that’s who you’re going to marry.” Now, couples get introduced, get to know one another and then decide if they can build a future together.

 

So like a blind date then?

 

Yeah I guess that’s a good way to describe it

 

I went on to mention some of the couples in our family who were ‘set up’ and have good, strong relationships.

 

So what do you think about it now?

 

Nah! I’ll still find my own girl thanx!

 

He shot back as he made a quick exit.

I was just trying to educate him. I wasn’t trying to fix him up – he’s only 12!

 

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20 Comments Add yours

  1. Anonymous says:

    πŸ˜‚πŸ€£ Oh my goss! How funny.

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  2. Anonymous says:

    Love reading the funny things your kids say.

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  3. zahthinks says:

    I love it how you turn everyday things so interesting and positive

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Thank you, glad you enjoy it. Life is definitely interesting with a young family. x

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  4. πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚ so like a kid, if only he knew, β€œmama knows best”. πŸ˜‚ πŸ˜‚

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      I’ll have to use that line on him next time. X

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  5. lol cute! I love that he got out of it by just writing down the arguments.

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      He’s really good at working his charm to benefit him! X

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  6. Disa Rastogi says:

    Perspective to arranged marriage has completely changed

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  7. Anonymous says:

    Very good

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  8. Anonymous says:

    πŸ˜†πŸ˜‚πŸ€£πŸ˜… this is too good. I probably would have said the same at his age!

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  9. Ankit says:

    What a champ! Live the life on your terms. Awesome!!

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  10. Anonymous says:

    So funny πŸ˜† I can just imagine his cheeky reaction 😊

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Lol πŸ˜‚ He really is… X

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  11. Chris.Lemos says:

    Hahaha I can totally relate to this, having gone through this ordeal!

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  12. I don’t commonly comment but I gotta state regards for the post on this special one : D.

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      I’m glad you did comment. Thank you… X

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  13. deviousfrog says:

    Should of olayed a trick on him and told him thats what you will do when he gets older! Kids say the damndest thing πŸ˜„

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    1. Baffledmum says:

      Lol! that would have been funny, can you imagine his face!!!

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