Wednesday, August 27, 2008

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1 fine evening before my 2 sons go to bed; we sat down for a chat.
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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.
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My elder son said:"Don't worry mummy, we'll be 5."
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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."
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My son: "Mummy, you have a total of 7 brothers and sisters; don't tell me none of them could help us?"
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"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?"
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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."
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"That’s good idea, darling, you're very smart. Good 9."
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Went back to my room. 10 god for being so kind to me.
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ZZZZzzzzzzz.

5 comments:

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 figures...no.11 will give 11 reasons to be happy...

Cheers.