Daily Prompt : Suddenly

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!

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DP Daily Prompt: I Did it My Way

When I was a child my older sister always bossed me around. She’d say, I would never be educated, I was lazy, I didn’t study hard enough. Of  course compared to her I was one miserable child who skipped school when she wanted to and things like that,whereas my sister would study till 3 am every morning.  I wasn’t made with enough determination to work hard.

When I make the comparison, I must let my readers know that when I was in standard three, she was in college. I haven’t heard of any seven year old in God’s green earth studying till 3 in the morning.

As we were growing older her criticism was getting more than I could handle. Then came the time when I was required to choose a subject to do my masters degree.  I wanted to study Economics, I wasn’t hard working enough, I’d fail , it was enough for me to think about it.

“Oh, but she said, study English.”

“I said, No I won’t ” and chose History instead. I was stubborn, I didn’t appreciate her interference. When I look back I think I should have studied Philosophy. It would have been a subject,I’d truly enjoy.

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