MOMI LEARNS| Learn from the mistakes of others

May 4, 2017 | Life, Only Berlin

Momi Berlin and her little 20-month-old son read the story of the Lion and the Fox.  Very timely that a recent incident similar to the Lion and Fox’s story happened at the small house.

The Lion and the Fox

MOMI LEARNS| Learn from the mistakes of others

MOMI LEARNS| Learn from the mistakes of others

A lion was getting very old.  He found it more and more difficult to catch his prey.  Then one day he had an idea.   He would stay in his cave and catch and eat any animal that came near him.  Not long after this, a foolish rabbit came hopping along.  When he came near to the cave he saw the old lion lying there.  “How are you today, Mr. Lion?” he asked politely.  “Oh!” said Mr. Lion.  “I am so sick.  Please come in and feel how hot my head is.”  The foolish rabbit went into the cave.  No sooner had he reached out his paw to feel how hot the lion’s head was when “Snap! Snap!” and that was the end of the foolish rabbit.

Then a foolish sheep came wandering along.  When he came to the cave he saw the old lion lying there.  “How are you today, Mr. Lion?” he asked politely.  “Oh!” said Mr. Lion.  “I am so sick.  Please come in and feel how hot my head is.”  The foolish sheep went into the cave.  No sooner had he reached out his foot to feel how hot the Lion’s head was when “Snap! Snap!”and that was the end of the foolish sheep.

The next day a fox came trotting along.  When he came near to the cave he saw the old lion lying there.  “How are you today, Mr. Lion!” he asked politely.  “Oh!” said Mr. Lion.  “I am so sick.  Please come in and feel how hot my head is.”  The wise fox was cautious because he had noticed that all his friends who went to see the old lion did not come back.

He came close enough to talk to the lion, but he did not go into the cave.  “Please come right in, and feel how hot my head is,” said the Lion again.

“Oh no! Mr. Lion,” said the fox.  “I can see many footprints going into your cave, but none come out.  You are dangerous, Mr. Lion.  Good bye!”  And the fox ran off as fast as he could.

The Three Brothers

It was hot the other day.  The boys spent most of their day watching television shows.  And a number of times that Mang Inasal and  Chowking among others advertised their halo-halo.  This made me crave for them.  I called my mom and told her that we buy halo-halo.  Yes, I could be that gullible.

Sadly, my mom replied, “I am too tired to go out.”

Yesterday, my mom dropped by the small house.  I again urged her that we eat halo-halo.  She readily agreed.

I asked the boys to change clothes.  We are going to Razon’s SM Novaliches.  My Firstborn went downstairs first wearing a shirt and a funny shorts.  I told him in a rather irritated tone, “I said to dress decently.  We are to go to the mall.  The way you carry yourself will often determine how you are treated.”

I saw the two boys by the stairs and did not dare go down.  They went upstairs and in a few minutes all three went down wearing pants and shirts.

Moral of the story

Learn from the mistakes of others.

And I must say just like the fox, my two other boys learned rather quickly from the mistake of their older brother.

5 Comments

  1. Janice

    I agree that we should learn from other people’s mistakes. There are some people though who would rather experience things for themselves and learn from their own mistakes. I guess, there’s pros and cons for both options.

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  2. Nerisa

    I’ve read a quote before: A smart person learn from his mistakes, a smarter one learns from other people’s mistake. Nakakatuwa naman that your younger kids can learn from their kuya. Makes your mommy life a whole lot easier 🙂

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  3. Michi

    They say that experience is the best teacher but it is not always the case. Sometimes you don’t have to experience it, just learn from the mistakes of others. I want halo-halo too. 🙂

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  4. Nilyn Matugas

    Haha! Nasampolan si Gab and very good Migs and Daniel to spot that right on time! hehe. This post somehow reminds me of my new credit card, lol! I know 9k lang ang laman nun, pero as a first timer, everytime na binubunot ko sya, naaalala ko ang mga kwento na maraming nabaon sa utang dahil sa credit card. lol. I think I’d rather have that mentality, it’s a reminder for me.

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  5. Maan

    I know that story! One of the traits that I practice talaga is prudence. I’d rather err on the side of caution because there really are bad elements in the world that we live in. And yes, it is prudent to observe other people and learn from their mistakes, too.

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