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father and son - a photo of Father and son
Philippines
August 15, 2007 4:24am CST
This is a nice story about on how we forget to care even share an hour with our family just to earn $20 an hour. A man came home from work late, very tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.. SON: “Daddy! May I ask you a question please?” DAD: “Yeah sure, what is it, tell me?” SON: “Daddy, may I know how much do you make an hour?” DAD: “That’s none of your business son. Why do u ask such a thing?” the man said angrily. SON: “I just want to know dad. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?” DAD: “If you must know, I make $20 an hour.” “Oh", the little boy replied, with his head down. Looking up, he said, “Daddy, may I please borrow $10?” The father was furious, “If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I work hard everyday for such this childish behavior.” The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy’s questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money? After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think: Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $10 and he really didn’t ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy’s room and opened the door. “Are you asleep, son?” He asked. “No daddy, I’m awake,” replied the boy. “I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier,” said the man. “It’s been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here’s the $10 you asked for.” The little boy sat straight up, smiling. “Oh, thank you daddy!” He yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills. The man, seeing that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, then looked up at his father. “Why do you want more money if you already have some?” the father grumbled. “Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do,” the little boy replied. “Daddy, I have $20 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.”
4 responses
@SpitFire179 (2536)
• Canada
15 Aug 07
This one brought me to tears, it's unbelievable and totally true that kids would do such a thing, and in today's day and age, things are getting more and more that way. it's sad but it's a reality. thanks for posting this, i think i might just share it with a few of my friends.
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@jillhill (37379)
• United States
15 Aug 07
Wow....cool story and children are so very smart aren't they?
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@andrejuly84 (1047)
• Romania
15 Aug 07
that's a sad but educative situation.is so sad that parents didn't share too much time with their kids just for making money but for the children are more important the love and the time spent together with their parents than the money those are earning.so we should spend as mu7ch tinme as possible with our kids,loving them,playing with them cause they realy need our affection,they need to feel our love and attention.money won't make us happy than the smile of our ,kids.hope i will have enough time during my life to stay with my girlie so she wouldn't suffer for missing me
• Malaysia
15 Aug 07
Hey..hey..hey..my dear best friend. A good narration and educative texts for those who need to fill up the loneliness with happiness. A good boy sometimes makes a good thoughts to an elder. OK come up with next good story, it helps much for busiest father that they forgot sometimes about their ignorance on their lovely children.
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