Showing posts with label traditions. Show all posts
Showing posts with label traditions. Show all posts

Tuesday, 6 March 2012

Big Fat Gypsy Wedding

I've recently been watching Big Fat Gypsy Weddings and I find it fascinating learing about their values and ways of life.
I was watching it the other night and I felt a bit jealous of the massive support system that the mothers have around them at all times. It must make raising children that bit easier.
Maybe that is why they all seem to have a lot of children and appear to cope really well. (I have two and struggle to cope most of the time.)
These women are actually quite amazing, they still live in a very male dominated society, they are expected to get married and have children when they are still just children themselves and on top of that they are expected to keep an immaculate home. I say hats off to them.

Wedding dress

Photo by beamillion

I have been reading a lot of articles recently about mothers of today and how they cope with motherhood and the general consensous seems to be that modern day mothers are struggling more with raising children than our grandparents did because of the lack of support from family. The main reason for the lack of support is because families now tend to live further apart than we did before. This to me makes a lot of sense and I often feel that if I had better support from family it might make, raising children, just a bit more bearable.

This is why I love watching Gypsy Weddings, I love the fact that they hold on to traditional old fashioned values. They all look out for each other and it must be comforting to have that around you, especially in the child raising years which can be very isolating and lonely.
I look forward to watching it again tonight.