The message of the story of the Young Thief and His Mother is somehow similar with that of The Trees and The Axe. Let us read the story, please.
They say nothing comes easy without hard work. Thus for others who tried but to no avail, they tend to be bitter. They act with such scornful denial, even dismissing the benefit of such fruitful labor just because it is unobtainable. Have we been like that? Let me share with you the story of The Fox and the Grapes.
I remember I would instantly behave upon realizing my mother looking daggers at me. My boys, however, are smarter than their mom. They would avoid their mother’s fierce stare as they continue their naughty acts. But as soon as they know I mean no joke, they would come to their senses and behave. Such is the story of the lion and the boar which my 20-month-old son seemed not to appreciate that much. He didn’t giggle or smile as he used to. But still, the lesson is worth sharing.
Have you heard of the story of the farmer and his three lazy sons? It is a nice story worth sharing to your kids, too. It would surely help you inspire your children to be diligent and consider that after hard work comes the sweet fruits of their labor.
The wisdom of elders
Listen to your elder’s advice. Not because they are always right, but because they have more experiences of being wrong.
I love this new story I read to my 20-month-old son. It shows the wisdom of parents which most children ignore, simply because they are kids.