In response to prompt : Suddenly
Our Unexpected Guest!
One morning suddenly I heard a knock on our door, I wondered who was knocking the door, this early, I opened the door, to my surprise I found my aunt with her five kids smiling at me. I tried to understand how could she come so fast from India.
Then my sixth sense alerted me it took her as much time to arrive at our doorstep as will someone else. What happened was they made their decision to come, but failed to let us know that they’re coming. A courteous family wouldn’t do this.
But my aunt thought : I’m going to visit my sister’s place, I don’t have to let her know in advance?
The problem was my mom was out of town, I was in the house with my younger siblings and older brother, who was busy with his newly married wife.
I was responsible for cooking, and feeding my siblings. It was a chore thrust upon me. At 15 it was a huge responsibility for me. Adding another family of five kids was not something I asked for.
I remember I spent all my waking time catering to the needs of my siblings and on top of that an aunt who perhaps had no idea about cooking for a family. She liked eating and sitting on the bed and ordering her eldest one.
She unexpectedly arrived and took it for granted that I must be ready ‘at her beck and call.’
I compared her with my mom, she was not like my other, in fact she was the exact opposite, she was lazy, all she did was sit around and make others run around keeping her happy.
Each morning I prayed for my mom to come home, I was tired of looking after her lazy sister and family.
When mom finally came back, I was happy to hand over the kitchen back to her!