Ever I was a little kid ... no actually when I was a little kid there was something to look forward to Eid morning ; wearing the new Eid clothes and taking my Eideyyeh (Eideyyeh is children's tax on their parents for being their children on that day ! not even an American Veto will save the father's ass from paying it that day !) , starting over :
Ever since I was a little grown up kid ,stopped getting new clothes for Eid and waiting for my Eideyyeh while I'm an inch taller than my dad felt wrong ,I realized how boring the 1st day of Eid is at our house and how it'll never change ! so we don't have a big extended family here in Jordan ,making Ma3moul isn't one of our Eid traditions (for various reasons) , watching Syria TV channel going around the parks asking kids (shoo..sho bte3mel 7abeebee?? - answer : بتزحلط عالزحليطة ) had lost its element of surprise , just like Kuwait TV; you really don't laugh as much at بُست يد يـدّتي و اكلنا الديايةlater as much as you do the 1st time you hear that ! so no body comes ,no body goes, and every other single person I've known however unsocial he is must be not available and busy at this day ! even Salam my best friend who lived across of our house when we were younger ,he'd sell me for all the Eideyyat from his family,shame on you Salam! Speaking of Salam and Eideyyat ... some people made fortune out of those :D I never did ,20 JD max I recall this is the highest Eideyyat grand total I ever collected ! 19.50 would naturally go on guns and Futtaish (these are the little bombs they sell for kids to train them and put them mentally in a state of mind of loving bombing, its such a thrill *drools* ).
And so ,1st day of Eid turned into my all-day-in-pajamas official day of the year ,my phone doesn't ring much too ,for one,who has the time to call me ?! and two ,telecommunication companies celebrates Eid in Jordan by going down all at once ! total seclusion !
The one Eid I really enjoyed and was out of this world in my soon2B quarter of a century of life on this Earth was two years ago when I got to spend it in Palestine ! waking up early in the morning ,slaughtering,I mean sacrificing the sheep (it was Ad-ha Eid), 45 999 little cousins invading the area like ants in the 1970's movie "ants" ,going around aunts ,father's aunts,grandma's sister...etc houses in the town ,having a little coffee and giving an Eideyyeh myself to each one of them and all that ,that was fun !
oh and I also conducted a facebook study ... look at that ! zero comments or replies or unlikes ! not even facebook made my day a lil more exciting this day !
And Happy Eid to all , wish your's is much more exciting than mine :D