Wednesday, August 27, 2008


1 fine evening before my 2 sons go to bed; we sat down for a chat.
We talked about how 3 of us going to face the big, big world in the near future as I am getting old and if they don't grow up quickly, I am not sure how they're going to survive without me. I can’t be with them 4 ever.
My elder son said:"Don't worry mummy, we'll be 5."
But then I told him, "We need to eat, place to stay, household utilities, education........., and how if one of us get 6, we need money to see a doctor."
My son: "Mummy, you have a total of 7 brothers and sisters; don't tell me none of them could help us?"
"Yes, may be they could, but we can’t depend on others, we must do our own growing. Have you heard of a saying: Don't help by giving a fish everyday but instead teach them how to fish?"
My younger son, too small to understand:" Mummy, if they think fish is too expensive to give, they can give us 8. I can eat that everyday with rice, bread or just plain."
"That’s good idea, darling, you're very smart. Good 9."
Went back to my room. 10 god for being so kind to me.


Lianny said...

Wow, thats a nice & short story...
Dun worry your son will grow up very soon :)

Tammy said...

That's cute!!!

claire said...

This is an unconditional love of a mother towards her chidren. Its a very noble purpose. May God always bless you.

xin said...

such sweet story from 1-10 :)

Sweet Jasmine said...

Really creative with will give 11 reasons to be happy...