Saturday, April 3, 2010

Fathers be good to your Daughters-and Easter!

I was going to complain about how I feel like I am missing out on my youth and my life for the sake of being a good daughter.

here (Liz, this reminded me of you)

But then I wrote this-it hit me! Yes, I am not with my friends right now on the bus to Sinai to enjoy the beach and serenity and peace. Yes, I am at home with six other people typing away when all I need is to be alone. But I can still make the best out of it right?

I had also read this earlier, via Gala. And as soon as came back home (a few minutes ago) I found that Liz had written this.

You see, my father is a really sweet person, very nice and...Egyptian. Too Egyptian honestly. He's very conservative and that is why I didn't get to travel with my friends. Because he thinks that me leaving with them would mean that he'd have to allow my sisters to do the same..and I don't know. I'd rather not talk about that.

Since everyone is talking about Easter, I thought I should share this with you. So basically, the entirety of Egypt celebrates the day after Easter, just like our ancestors did. I love my country! And no, I don't eat feseekh.. only herring..

17 comments:

Ruxandra said...

Once again, have a Happy Easter!I am sure your dad does everything with a reason...

littlemissjuicy said...

My dad is the same way. :/
Well, I guess we should only be happy that someone cares that much. :)

Feeling Just Right said...

Thank you so much Sara for sharing that last link- was beautiful!

In my case, i guess my mum is like that! haha- but one parent needs to pull the reins once in a way i think.

Hope you have a beautiful weekend!

a little yellow button. said...

I hope you have a happy Easter despite some disappointments.. I like the picture a lot; it makes me feel very festive.

Randi Lee said...

Happy day after Easter! :-) And, yes, you can make the best of it!! I wish I were at the beach today too, but I'm not, and we'll still make the best of the day anyway!

Winnie said...

To be honest, my dad is very traditional and set in his Chinese ways just like your dad is with his Egyptian ways! Your dad will let go a little eventually...I wasn't allowed to stay over at a friends house until I was about 15 but after me, he was so much more lenient on my sisters. Totally unfair lol.

Kyla Roma said...

Just found your blog, and I'm a little in love with your living in Egypt! I wrote a whole bunch of papers about Egypt when I was in university and I would love to see it some day. And for what it's worth, I think that even non-conservative Dad's have a hard time letting their daughters go, little by little. =)

Nikolett said...

Aww, I'm glad you're looking at the bright side of being home ... and I find that sometimes typing away is a method of being alone and getting away from the other people in the household. Looks like our dads are pretty similar - he's afraid of me going anywhere - but I do hope you'll get to travel some day. Have a Happy Day After Easter :)

April said...

Happy Easter, love.

chicknamedhermia said...

I'm not a huge Easter fan...it's just another day I'm guilted into spending time with my family...I refused to go this year though, even though it was supposed to be an Easter/My Birthday dinner, because my parents....well there was some family stuff and I was really hurt, so now this will be remembered as the Easter my parents half-ruined my birthday *sigh*

Mika said...

Happy Easter and enjoy your time with your friends. Mika (www.mikascrap.typepad.com)

Gracie said...

Sometimes parents (esp fathers) can be like that. I've learnt to appreciate everything my parents did for me.

in company with sparkles said...

So funny you said that, because I never would have thought to write about it either! Not that we saw much - I mean, we saw the crowded, dirty, traffic-y streets, begging, people with tacky clothes and too much make up and things like that, but what I remember is the family time with these friends, and seeing the sea, and the beautiful mountain villages. I love growing up in the middle east!
Another highlight was having tea with some bedouin in Deirmimas. So neat! (But sad at the same time)
As we say on Easter; 'Christ is risen!'

love,
Cait

Erimentha said...

happy easter, despite all the bad. parents can be really annoying sometimes, so i can really relate.

take care lovely sara,
eri xxx

Jess said...

Happy Easter, your lucky to have a dad who cares about you so much :D

locuasia said...

Hello Beautiful!
Thank you for stopping by, I love to hear from you.
Do not struggle with mixed feelings about being a good daughter in exchange for "missing out" on some fun, later on you will realize that nothing equals time with family during the holidays.
And as for the gray hair - in my family by the time we are 18 we have tons of it all ready :)
I send you a big hug from Mexico ~

locuasia said...

Hello Beautiful!
Thank you for stopping by, I love to hear from you.
Do not struggle with mixed feelings about being a good daughter in exchange for "missing out" on some fun, later on you will realize that nothing equals time with family during the holidays.
And as for the gray hair - in my family by the time we are 18 we have tons of it all ready :)
I send you a big hug from Mexico ~