Have you ever questioned your look? Or perhaps doubted your identity? This was raised to me by my then eight-year-old son years ago. The same question the crooked tree raised. Let us all read the two stories below.
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.
I first blogged about the Mommy Republic, a mom’s happy place, 7 months ago. Since then, I regularly visit this virtual place where mommy buyers and sellers converge. Aside from discovering new product offerings and services, what inspires me to spend time there is the warm support each member of this Filipino community extends.
Recently, Edie Acedera and Kate Yu, the brains behind the Mommy Republic, surprised everyone with another venture. And just like the online marketplace the Mommy Republic, this newest undertaking again aims to tickle our interest on entrepreneurship. Also, it lets us understand the powerful new generation called the millennials.
I will be making one of the hardest decisions ever. I just hope husband understands where I am coming from. Or may he enlighten me to do the right decision should I am making the wrong one.
One day, the father of a very wealthy family took his son on a trip to the country with the express purpose of showing him how poor people live. They spent a couple of days and nights on the farm of what would be considered a very poor family.
“It was great, Dad.”
This morning, I read to my son the story of The Sparrow and The Farmer. It is such a beautiful story about self-dependence and something the boys could surely relate when I retell the story to them.
Last April 26 was Firstborn’s School Recognition Day. He placed second honors. I attended the recognition together with my three other boys. Sadly, my other son should have been part of the program as well but was stripped of all his privileges when he allegedly bullied a classmate. My grade 7 boy received Needs Improvement grade in Conduct which meant he is no longer eligible for any honors. He should have placed third given his consistent impressive academic grades.
Anyway, as we were walking toward the school auditorium, Second Son
The classmate who was full of confidence that moment suddenly backed out and shied away.
This morning, I read to my 20-month-old son the story of the Borrowed Feathers. Very timely that I could relate the story of the bird to that of the proud classmate.
For today’s story, I read to my 20-month-old son the story of The Goat and the Goatherd. After reading the Aesop’s Fable, I made this entry straight away. A similar incident happened two days ago which my boys need to understand and learn something from.
The Goat and the Goatherd
A Goat strayed away from the flock, tempted by a patch of clover. The Goatherd tried to call it back but in vain. It would not obey him. Then he picked up a stone and threw it, breaking the Goat’s horn.
The Goatherd was frightened.
“Do not tell the master,” he begged the Goat.
“No,” said the Goat, “that broken horn can speak for itself!”