You know you’re from a big Greek family when…

You know you’re Greek when…

you color code your outfit to the country’s flag on Independence Day…

you’ve ever dated a Greek guy named Adonis…

you follow politicians on Twitter simply because they’re Greek…

if someone’s last name ends with “S”, you ask where they’re from in Greece…

you’re shocked when a person’s last name ends in “S’ and they aren’t Greek…

you eat 5 pieces of baklava first thing in the morning and still eat 5 eggs and a banana for breakfast…

you love food more than people sometimes…

you argue/disagree/fight with your family but God help the person who messes with them…

there are almost 20 people in your immediate family alone…

when group text messaging your family turns into 100 text messages in one hour…

people asked your parents growing up, “are they ALL yours?!”…

you have to split up to be seated at restaurants…

it’s cheaper to get a group discount than pay individually…

you expect a new niece or nephew (sometimes two!) every year…

only 2 of 6 siblings are married and your parents already have 8 grandchildren with more on the way…

your family has to take three vehicles to drive an hour away to a portrait studio big enough to hold you all…

you forget birthdays and middle names…

your boyfriend, dad, brother, and ten different cousins and uncles all have the same first name…

you answer any argument you’re losing with ‘because I’m a Greek woman, that’s why I’m right’…

and lastly, you know you’re Greek when…

you don’t need to find a “YOU KNOW YOU’RE GREEK” list because all of these personally apply to you!

 

p.s. HAPPY GREEK INDEPENDENCE DAY!

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One thought on “You know you’re from a big Greek family when…

  1. Andoni

    Yes, I have to agree with all you said. I come from a Greek family, and I can attest all you write is true.
    I have some of my own stories that Im sure you will see the likeness. I see it from the point of view of some one fairly high in the family the Son of Yiayia who as we Greeks know is about the highest rank in the family.

    I like your Blog, it is real, and had honest humor to it..

    Son of Yiayia

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