Adya pretends to be deep in her thoughts. "What is a family," she asks.
"Mmmmm.... A family... Let me think. A family is a unit, a set of people who love you dearly", I try to be as simple as possible.
"So Adya, do you know now what a family is?"
"Yes Mamma. Family is you, Papa, Adit, Adya, Dadi Maa, Baba, Nani Maa, Nanaji, Bhaiya Mamu, Chota Mamu, Ruchi Mausi, Bua, Phuphaji, Sharad Bhaiya, Riti Mami, Saumya Mami, Lakhi Bhaiya, Gauri Didi, Anand Bhaiya, Hari Bhaiya, Balram, Amresh Mamu, Priyanka Mami, Ravi Mamu, Manisha Mami, Om, Sushant Mamu, Guddu mamu, Choti mausi, Sabah-Hafsa Mausi, Buia Mausi, Vivaan, Abhishek Mamu, Pratik Mamu. Family is Purnea, Ranchi, Siwan, Calcutta. Family is..."
"Hold on Adya. Mamma is getting breathless now." I literally have to shut her up!
And that's the joint family Adya comes from. वसुधैव कुटुम्बकम। The entire world is a family, you see.