Ever wonder why you have changed the way you have changed? Scratching my head this morning… I apologize for the length, and yet maintain that this barely scratches the surface of my experience.
After four months of mail forwarding to our new address and counting on my husband to change our addresses on all expected mail as he had committed to doing, I decided to just start wasting my time on the phone and net to get the job done instead of reminding him. did I give up? or grow up?
No milk in the refrigerator for me this morning at work. Instead of giving a polite reminder to my office manager to stay on top of all supplies like I had done on several such occasions, I picked up my keys, went to the grocery store and got milk for my chai. did I give up? or grow up?
My boss keeps reminding me, now back at work for months now post my mat leave, parental leave is only 3 months in USA. I don’t have the heart to remind him it’s 1 year in Canada and I chose to pay taxes to this country. did I give up? or grow up?
My phone company charged me for services I had cancelled months ago. I refused to call them up to correct the error and just paid the damn thing. did I give up? or grow up?
Someone very close to me has grown very distant for reasons I fail to comprehend. Nevertheless I refuse to discuss the matter with a third party. did I give up? or grow up?
My one grader took half an hour last week to try to finish her dinner. In the end I just spoon fed her myself. did I give up? or grow up?
Most of my beloved relatives believe gracing my home with their presence once a year is more than their highnesses have time for (that too with a formal invitation from me). I have jotted down on my calendar dates I can host them for dinner every few months and will invite them accordingly so my kids know what their cousins are upto. did I give up? or grow up?
When my well wishers continue to comment on how ridiculously small my last house was (a 2 bedroom, 3 washroom place), I bite my tongue thinking it will be rude to enlighten them on the average living space for a high middle class family in HK. did I give up? or grow up?
Tonight I shall tackle the clothes my husband has left on the floor of our walk-in for months myself instead of lecturing him on sunnah. Am I ready to give up? or grow up?