Thursday, November 13, 2008

.: Growing pains:.

Age is just a number.

Ever had a time when you wished that you are older? *or younger?* In my early years, I envied my brother and sister tremendously. They are fairly older than I am, hence there were quite a number of things that I am unable to join in or restricted from doing. Every time I wanted to emulate them, my parents will say I am too young. Because of that, I often envisioned how it'd be like when I'm finally their age, also my mind goes uber frenzy.

In my tiny little head, my brother was Indiana Jones. *now, no longer ... haha~* Later, he hooked me into Mechwarrior, Warcraft, Prince of Persia etc. He contributed immensely to the increase of my spectacles power. In contrast, my sister was the homemaker. She roped me into doing what most girls do. Chores. Honestly, I dreaded it. There were times when I actually broke down and cried because she'll scold me when I didn't do it right or on time. I suppose, the outcome of it is that I learn to be more disciplined, tolerant and levelheaded. The only thing I looked forward to being her age was to get behind the stove. *I love food.*

I briefly recalled a conversation she had with my mum when she instigated me with the chores.

Mum:: "Your little sister is still too young to do chores."
Sister:: "Because she's still young, that's the best time to teach her."

Retrospectively, there were so many things I wanted to do then. Things like driving, traveling, extreme sports etc. As peculiar as it may be, when I've finally reached the actual age, somehow those things are insignificant. Sometimes people are excessively focused in planning for their future; on the things that they want that they literally stopped living in the present. There are people that reflect on their past and regret not doing certain things then. The young ones can't wait to get older whereas the old ones want their youth back. These days, I just take things as they are and am grateful for whatever that comes by. :)

What about now?
12.08noon Malaysian Time


Aisyah Mazelan said...

everyone hate chores but then you have to live with it. i used to hate it but then it became a priority. so it's like you have to do.

Hajar Alwi said...

W'salam Miss Ash ::

I beg to differ. Some people I know absolutely adore chores. I'll have to say that I am stuck in-between the love-hate turmoil, and doing chores has become habitual. :)


Sketched Soul said...

As-salaamu'alaykum wa Rahmatu Llahi wa Barakatuhu my dearest sister Hajar,

Awesome post! Definitely something I've reflected on, and pretty much came to the same conclusion as you.. and I am stuck at "What about now?"...haha so if you figure it out, let me know :D

As for chores, I don't mind doing them on my own time, however, when someone has demanded it.. it well, becomes a chore! ha!

Wa'alaykum as-salaam
Love Farhana

Anonymous said...

Asalaamualaikum Hajar,

Thats the problem with most of us_ we focus too much in the past or the future. The 'now' always seems boring or a prelude to something wonderful for the morrow.

Chores...I've heard & seen people slither out of it easily by feigning, what is now termed as, 'Strategic Incompetence'.
You pretend to be so bad at that particular task, that correcting, undoing or explaining the right becomes so much of a hassle to the assignee, that he/she does it him/herself the next time.
Ofcourse, that doesn't work all the time & in all departments.

Hajar Alwi said...

W'salam Dear Sister Farhana ::

How about if we embark on the journey of discovering it together? Haha~

W'salam Serendipitouslife ::

Undeniably, it's a common dilemma.

Openly admitting that I had resorted to that approach and made a miserable botch at it. Somehow people always find out when I'm pretending or trying to pretend. :)