BlogFEST 2012 – Day 4
Can you imagine not having an elder sibling even as a second cousin? When you are young, it is a privilege, but as you grow old, you start feeling the pinch. The expectations from you are very high, you are supposed to set examples for the younger ones, everyone including your grandparents wants your opinion, in short you have to take charge. Sounds like fun, isn’t it?
From the time to where my memory can reach back, I was the one in charge. The eldest daughter of parents who were eldest in their families, I am told that I was pampered to the core…for all of one whole year. Then came my sister and it started from then. My parents obviously were in a big hurry, they quickly added two more to the brood.
Who better to start the training than with the lady who used to terrorize a whole village? She was a matriarch in the truest sense of the word. A terminally ill husband, a family that found it difficult to accept her, three small kids, some land and a posse of helpers, that lady took charge and how!
You see, the problem with taking charge all the time is, others come to think that is the only side you have. The occasional vulnerability, the need to lean on to someone now and then, that blissful feeling of another one taking care of your needs , all these might be denied for you most of the time. In fact, people tend to be shocked when they come to know that this hard as nuts lady could actually be as soft as a ball of cotton or a baby’s bottom or whatever.
So, do I enjoy taking charge? Definitely yes…… as long as it is of my life. As for the others, I’d gladly let them take charge or not, of theirs.
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