Aesop’s Fables on Forgiven and Forgotten

Jul 2, 2019 | Life, Live, Only Berlin

Before we go to bed, I always read to my two boys a bedtime story. It’s a habit I started with my now 17-year old Firstborn. With my two toddlers now, we often read Aesop’s Fables because of its many lessons and at the same time, beautiful drawings.

Aesop’s Fable The Man and the Serpent

Aesop's Fables on Forgiven and Forgotten

Aesop’s Fables on Forgiven and Forgotten

Aesop's Fables on Forgiven and Forgotten

Aesop’s Fables on Forgiven and Forgotten

The Mom and The Son

My second son and I used to be so close when he was still a kid. I do not want to admit that he was a favorite, but I used to support most of his decisions and activities.

It was when he reached secondary education that he became strongwilled, often unbending. We had a misunderstanding that led him to be indifferent towards me. He often decides on his own, not even consulting his parents. Oftentimes, too, I would repeat ten times more before he follows my utos or command. He can be real hard headed.

Even if I am mostly calm on him, he can still be indifferent. Indeed, injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten. The pain I must have caused on him was too strong for him not to forget.

Aesop’s Fables Lesson on Forgiven and Forgotten

But I never lose hope. As much as possible, I remain the calm mother they deserve than be the once strict one. I would want them to see I am slowly changing my ways. I now understand life- to bring and see change, it should first come from me. I already gave up the concept that I am the parent so it should always be the youngster who needs to bow down first. If I want a rewarding relationship with my children, I must show to them first that I am worthy of their respect.

Again, thank you Aesop’s Fables for helping me learn more about life and forgiveness.


  1. Hnhfua

    Good morning momshie.. huhu ako rin yung oldest ko sometimes sumasagot na sya pero sa papa hindi .. hard headed rin po kasi sya pero pinagpapasensyahan ko parin kasi bilang isang ina tayo talaga ang ng gaguide at more patience

  2. Maria Catherine Matugas

    True momsh .. ung baby Kong 2years old minsan pinapalo ako tapos pag sinasabi ko sleep na sisigaw sya Ng ayaw need talaga disiplina Kaya minsan talagang napapalo ko sya , pero pag ung papa nya sinasaway Lang sya iiyak na sya agad . Need talaga mahabang pasensya as a parent

  3. Leira Pagaspas

    There are indeed life lessons in this fable
    For me it’s that Injuries may be forgiven, but not forgotten so you can learn from it.

  4. Jenelyn Palogod-Uboñgen

    Parenting is truly a challenging journey. But I am still enjoying the moment while my son is young, for time really flies..

  5. Michi

    Iba-iba talaga yung challenges ng pagiging mother. Now na tween na anak ko, medyo hirap na rin pasunurin, paano pa kaya kung teenager na.

  6. Maria Teresa Figuerres

    I can definitely relate to that, Momi Berlin. It’s not easy being a parent. It’s actually the hardest job on earth. Every day, I’m learning and committing mistakes.

  7. mamaspeaksagain

    I love reading Aesop fables to my kids too. Our personal favorites are the Tortoise and Hare and The Boy who Cried Wolf. The life lessons and message in each story are easy even for toddlers to understand and grasp.

  8. Czjai Reyes-Ocampo

    I read Aesop’s fables very often when I was a child. Now it’s my son who reads these kinds of stories. 🙂

  9. Charley's Mommy

    Been reading Aesop’s fables to Charleybear, too! Thanks for sharing!

  10. rjrdancel

    I haven’t encountered this but would love to share it to my son. Has really good lessons that can help shape him!

  11. Lani Banzon

    I used to be the hardheaded and rebellious during my teen years, because I didn’t understand why my parents were so strict that it came to a point that I left.Napagod ako na napapagalitan at napapahiya in front of my friends. Now that I’m a mom, I realized that though my parents were so strict they only want what’s best for me. Ang hirap maging magulang. I’ve learned my lesson, but still not a perfect mom. I guess we also need to hear kids’ side. 🙂 Mahabng kwento if I still continue writing. Sarap din siguro to have a day with moms, have coffee/any drink and chat. 🙂

  12. Karen

    Reading bedtime stories with kids is fun way to bond. But it’s hard to raise kids today, compare nu’ng kabataan natin na may takot tayo sa magulang. In time, mare realize din ng mga anak natin why strict tayo sa kanila.

  13. Anne Chronicles

    Thank you very much for sharing!

  14. momhandsarefull

    Is that the one with 200 fables? My kids love this book 🙂

  15. Emiliana

    There is no handbook on “real parenting”. I myself do commit mistakes and have since changed my parenting style.

  16. tweenselmom

    aesop’s fables are indeed full of values to learn, medyo past na kami sa aesop’s so real life stories na lang for my older kids

  17. Peachy A.

    I love reading Aesop’s Fables because it’s rich in values and life lessons… which reminds me to read more to the little one.

  18. Edel San

    Being a parent is a tough job. You can’t be too strict most of the time because kids are easy to “rebel” nowadays. Maybe because their environment is way too different as when we were growing up. Have faith, all will be well.

  19. The Super Momma

    My mom would always tell me, choose your battles, less talk less mistake, the world is round–these are just some of the words of wisdom I keep in mind.


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