My grandma’s older sis just passed away. Mama knocks on the door at Friday morning.
G screams “Whaaaaaaaaaaaaaaat?!”.
I took a shower, picked up the dishdasha I was going to wear and started ironing it.
“She always used to be on N (My sister) is case, asking her to sit like a lady for once. Thank god my sister is feminine, married and happy now:”
25 minutes later we go to her step sons house in Adheeba. Not wanting to walk in, me and my elder brother run away to the mosque for Jum3a prayers. As soon as we got back to the house me and my bro see mom crying like she was a 14 year old kid that just lost her mother. (Mam Kubwa is the woman that raised my mom).
In the last couple of years, my mom has not been in good terms with her due to some family issues. The main problem actually started about 5 years ago when my grandma’s step kids did something to my mom n dad. It's something I can’t explain because its pretty bad and i don't want to write about family problems in the net.
Anyway neglecting that issue grandma used to force my mom to visit family members all the time but my mom would refuse to do so since no one visited Us or came to our house to check on her. Yet she visited them or at least stayed in touch with them through phone calls. Not only that, but they also had the nerve to call her and ask for help when in need and wouldn’t do the same if she was in trouble.
Mother finally gave up in being a family person, Grandma always was on her case about that and one day me mama couldn’t take it, so she asked Grandma to stay out of her life when it comes to such problems.
That’s the reason my mom felt guilty, she cried like a baby. Since that fight (4 Years ago) they haven’t spoken to each other as often.
I personally am not a family guy. You ask about me, I ask about you. You visit me, I will also visit you. That goes to friends, family (as in cousin & aunts) and also Siblings.
Enough with the bullshit man will be my answer.