When it comes to being the eldest in the family, there’s nothing you wouldn’t do to protect your siblings.
It’s kinda hard to stand by and watch them make decisions that aren’t in their best interest. So, as the tietie, I tend to take my job very seriously by pointing out the not so obvious. Do not get me wrong, ultimately I have to accept the path they choose. (Shucks, I’m a mother hen, aren’t I??)
I suppose I think that with age one becomes wiser?? But the world is not as it is when I was growing up (How naive of me to think that everything would remain the same!!) Everything moves at a fast pace, I can hardly keep up. I’ve reached a point where I have to let go, so that I may find some peace. Some lessons need to be learned by trial & error, unfortunately. I can only but pray that Allah protect & guide them Insha-Allah Ameen!!
If this is the way I feel about my siblings then what not of my children?? OI!!