My seven years old son loves fizzy drinks, especially the black ones… I guess we all do.
He began schooling in UK, at a school which was very particular about healthy food, infact as snacks they were only given fruit and milk. At home I cooked healthy foods too, then, and had banned fizzy drinks. In short, it was ingrained in him since he was three years old that fruit, vegetables, milk , eggs etc were healthy and foods with too much butter and oil , crisps, fizzy drinks etc were unhealthy foods.
Nevertheless he liked the fizzy drinks. A few days ago I cooked a traditional Biryani as is the custom in our home, on Friday. I asked my husband to bring a big bottle of “Pepsi” to drink with dinner…
I poured some in our glasses but as I was going to pour some in my son’s glass, he said he didn’t want any because it’s not healthy, he’d rather drink some water. I kept saying to him , it’s ok., you can drink a little. He looked at it longingly once and said, ok a little, but then as I poured it, he changed his mind and refused it.
I had to drain my glass too, I told my husband we give in to other temptations too, just like that. This has been only one matter, for my son, if we are not supposed to do something then that is the end of it. There are no reasons to do that thing, ever. I think he’s so right. It is my temptations which will take me down.
May Allah have mercy on me, ameen.