We, the newer generations, have different idea and that is "you play, you pay" kind of attitude. None of us really asks to be born! We are on this earth by sheer accidents, and by the result of the adults' intimacy.
Not that we don't try to take care and provide for our mother; it is just her wrong conviction about our presence in her life that troublesome. She hangs on to us and bitterly complains if we happen to take care of our own children. To her, we have no responsibilities to our children, but they do to us, as we are to her!
It is an alienating thought on how we should expect our children to take care of us when they can barely take care of themselves yet. I don't know who planted this idea in my mother's mind, but it is no changing now. I do understand that as children we have certain responsibilities to our parents, and to help them with all that we can, but we CAN'T expect them to be responsible for our lives.
Personally, I believe that I brought my children into this world; therefore, I am responsible for them and not the other way around. If they want to take care of me in the future when I am old and crumble, it will be a blessing; not a demand!
Some traditions are beautiful and honorable, but when taken too far, they become ridiculous!
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(Listed in Mixed Memories Series)