A little girls gift. A box full of........ Guess what??
June 9, 2008 7:53pm CST
This is a very touching story which sets us thinking. It was the day before christmas and a little girl was packing a box with gold wrapping paper. Her father returned from office and saw what the girl was doing. He was angry and shouted at her for wasting the gold wrapping paper as he was in a financial crisis and money was tight. Nevertheless the little girl brought the box to her father the next day and told him," this is for you daddy" The man felt guilty for shouting at her and he opened the gift. He became enraged as the box was empty. He yelled at her saying," Dont you know that there should be something inside if you want to give someone a gift?" The little girl looked up at him with tears in her eyes and cried." Oh daddy. Its not empty. I blew so many kisses into the box. they are all for you daddy." Now it was the turn of the man to have tears in his eyes. [b]Nowadays we see that many (not all)parents are running around in search of money and they tend to neglect their children. Dont you think that more than earning money for their welfare , spending time with children is more valuable and useful? [/b]
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10 Jun 08
It's a two way street. I stay at home raising my children. Granted, I don't have all the fun things of life, I can't go out and buy a pizza on paydays, going to the movies is a thing of the past, going out to eat is out of the question... BUT They always have home cooked meals for breakfast, lunch and dinner, mom's always there for them, we go to the library for movies and frozen pizza taste just as good as hot ones. Which situation is the lesser of the two evils? Answer: none...they both have their pros and cons. What my family and I lack in money and things, we make up for with imagination and togetherness.
10 Jun 08
It's really hard to answer this question because there are indeed two sides of it. If the parents just stay at home and be with their children, they will spend quality time with them, yes, but how will the parents feed their children, buy their needs, send them to good school if they don't work hard and earn a decent amount of money? On the other hand, parents who work hard and always in the office surely give them the means to give their children a better life, but they don't get to know their children as individuals. I guess the real thing to do is to find the balance. Let the eight hours of work per day be for work and the rest for the children. It would also be great if the parents devote their whole weekend (or off days from work) for their children. One good quote I heard this week: "Children should always have the best of the parents, and not what's left of them."