DP Daily Prompts: Call Me Ishmael
Take the first sentence from your favorite book and make it the first sentence of your post.
“So, then. You want a story and I will tell one.”
I just want to caution you readers, please do not be sad, sadness is a part of life, this woman seems to have the lion’s share in this department, or God thought she can endure it better than anyone in her family.
This story begins in a very small town, there are only ten thousand people here, it includes men women and children old and young.
My story focuses on a particular family, there was the wife the husband and soon there was an addition a child. The parents spent most of their free time looking after her.
Then the wife gets a job she has to leave the little infant in the care of a baby sitter, it was not something the parents wanted to do, the times were difficult two jobs were better than one.
Days were passing by smoothly until the first baby sitter decided to quit her job. It was a trying time for the parents, they were looking for another baby sitter, luckily they found one.
She was the mother of five children, she was looking for a job any job, baby sitting was not the kind of job she wanted, she accepted it as she waited for some other lucrative job. In the meantime the small family of three were happy to find someone to take care of their little one.
Two years and some months later there was an addition to the family another daughter, meanwhile the family needed another baby sitter to look after two babies the previous baby sitter left after she landed a very good job.
The family found one, this new baby sitter was very helpful, she not only looked after the two kids, she also baked bread and cooked dinner for the family. Life was good the kids were happy and so were the parents.
The kids passed different stages of their life and soon they were leaving home for higher studies. After completion they went their separate ways for jobs in cities they liked. They were successful.
The second child however always told her sister, she wants to live as far away from her parents as possible, she was finally in control of her destiny, and did not feel the need for parents because it would mean having them over and entertaining them,she didn’t mind making the occasional phone call she didn’t want to lose her inheritance after the death of the parents.The second one is happy, she has her own place, to make sure none of her parents came to visit her she emailed her mother, she said,”I only want to have a courteous relationship with you.”
This was unexpected the mother had just finished saying her morning prayer, she turned her computer on and found this message, as shocking as it was she did not delay writing her back, she wrote “You do not need to have any kind of relationship courteous or otherwise.” then she mailed it!