Today is my dad's birthday. Beautiful date, isn't it?
So I text-ed him just now.
Assalamualaikum ayah..Selamat Hari Lahir. Semoga ayah dipanjangkan umur, murah rezeki, sihat dan gembira selalu di samping keluarga tercinta. Amin.
Then one second after I hit the send button, I received a call from my dad.
Here's how the conversation went..
Dad: Hm. Ada kat mana?
Me: Ada kat Upm sekarang..Ayah sihat? Ma dengan adik sihat?
Dad: Ayah sihat.
Me: Ma sihat? Ma tengah buat ape?
Dad: Tengah buat air.
Me: Adik sihat?
Dad: Adik tengah berlari lari *small laugh*
Me: Hehe..dah besar dah adik..
Me: Ok ayah.
Me: Selamat Hari Lahir ayah.
So that's it. Nothing else to talk about since we are not very close. Even so, I'm glad he called me. But I should be the one who calls him first. I'm such a horrible daughter, am I? :(
I don't know..it's just so hard for me to pluck the courage to pick up the phone and dial his number. I must change this awful attitude. My relationship with my dad won't improve if i keep being distant. Calling my dad would be my next resolution. So I've decided in an effort to compensate for my wrong doings, I'd call him. Maybe once every two months, for a start? Oh, I guess I should ring my step mom too. I never call her not even once. I'm screwed, isn't it? Truth is, I'd be lying if I say I haven't think about making my relationship with my step mom better, it's just that I don't feel like doing so. We just don't click, you know? Oh well..you must think I need a brainwash, right? But don't get me wrong. Whenever I balik kampung to see her, I would try my very best to mend our relationship. I will suddenly become extra friendly, help her cook, play with my step brother, wake up very early in the morning, laugh at her jokes, become super rajin, and so on. In one word, I'm being nice towards her.
So how often do you call your parents?