Tuesday, April 14, 2009

.: Sinking indulgence :.

A sweet deal.

Family gatherings are a norm in my present household, it being held no less than every fortnight. Occasionally when I am aware of possible assemblies and I happen to be outside, it is likely for me to purchase food for the kids. The choice rely on where I was at the moment; ranging from chocolates to pastries; stuff that kids and adults *coughs* would die for.

Little cousin:: Ooohhh~ You bought doughnuts with the icings, cute little deco and stuff!
Me:: LoL~ It’s just doughtnuts.
Little cousin:: But these are the expensive doughtnuts! Oooohhh~!

Dunkin Donuts never strike to me as expensive. In contrast, J.Co, Big Apple and Krispy Kreme doughnuts are a tad bit pricier, but I consider it as reasonably priced. These little kids, whom are barely 7 thinks differently.

Things which I perceived as affordable are in fact a luxury to them. Quite a number of my belongings have been under the kids’ spotlight since the first day they set their eyes on it and the two things they can never get enough of is my computer and digital camera. With eyes literally transfixed on the computer screen, spell bounded by the screen saver and utterly enthralled by the images they captured with the camera; how is it possible for me to refuse them to savor this ounce of luxury?

Recently, they went through our larder, spotting containers filled with pasta and packages scrawled in foreign language, went totally ballistic with the ‘Ooohhhss’ and ‘Aaahhhss’ expressions before ending it with “You eat expensive food!”. The words may be words of curiosity, innocence, or sheer envy; whichever it is, by some means had provided me a realization to keep both of my feet on the ground, to be appreciative with what I am fortunately blessed with and to share it with the ones that need it more than I do.

Little cousin:: She’s back! Did you buy something for us?
Me:: Are you here to see me or to get something from me?
Little cousin:: To see you!
Me:: Good to hear that. :) I’m sorry cos’ I didn’t get you guys something.
Little cousin:: It’s alright! Seeing you is more than enough. :)

There are lessons that we can learn from kids. As a matter of fact, I’ve gathered that those lessons seen from their perspective are pure, untainted, and genuine. A world where they can be anything they want to be, and truly believe they will be.

Just got my Daruma card.
12.47 noon, Malaysian Time


Hajar Zamzam Ismail said...

Aren't little kids so precious and innocent? They say exactly what they're thinking.

nadia said...

Aww, aren't they cute! And yes, we should learn from them.

Yasemin said...

Mashallah that those kids are thinking about how to survive in a tough economy Hajar. I love that they just wanted to see you and not necessarily gain anything from it.

I just went to Dunkin Donuts the other day and it's up to $7.99 for a dozen. But, they brought it down to $5.99 with a coupon I had. Yikes. I remember the days when it was $5.00 end of story.

Thanks for this inspirational story today sister. Love you lots!

Hijabee said...

I love me some dunkin donuts especially the boston kreme , glazed and plain. yummy!

Hajar Alwi said...

Hajar Zamzam Ismail :: They are an amazing little bunch. ^^

Nadia :: Cute, sweet, energetic, playful, curious, mischievous, irritating etc. all lumped into one. The things that one sees and achieves through their perspective ... :)

Lisa :: Exactly. I love the fact that they come running to me when I'm back from somewhere telling me their stories before I can even put my bags down. I guess they're more intrigued that this 'adult' actually care to listen to them.

Dunkin Donuts here cost about $5.47 a dozen, the costliest is Krispy Kreme at $6.61. Local ones go for slightly above a quarter dollar per piece.

You're welcome & lots of love to you and little Youssef too. :)

Hijabee :: LoL~ And the stalker is back. :P

Yasemin said...

SubhanAllah, the prices are pretty high everywhere! We should do posts on what the worldwide recession has meant to each of us. Love you and so glad that you are so good to them.

Hajar Alwi said...

Alhamdulillah, presently the recession hasn't affected me much. However, this post can be reflected as just that. That even though I may be going through life as if nothing much has changed, other people may be undergoing the biggest changes in their lives. It is depressing to know some of my friends were laid off, some had to reorganize their lives as they deem fit with the current situation etc. Thus, I am thankful that God had in a way, protected me from having to go through the exact scenario. I'm sure you know a meager portion of my plans, which in actual truth is a fall back plan in case the unthinkable happens. There is a sense of fulfillment and contentment when one does a good deed. I may not be a brownie or girl scout, but I do try to do my good deed a day. :) Again, I'm thankful that God offers me the opportunity to do so. Love you lots sis, and may you be rewarded as well.

Anonymous said...

This post made me smile. :) I looove Krispy Kreme, they are the more expensive doughnuts here. We actually don't have any Dunkin Donuts around here, so I've never had theirs.
Kids are so sweet. :)

Hajar Alwi said...

Speaking of kids ... they're in the house today, hawking at me while I'm typing this entry. :)

lala said...

DONUTS DONUTS!!! lol they seem so sweet.

Hajar Alwi said...

Too sweet! For each doughnut, I'll gulp down at least a glass of plain water to wash it all away! :P