I really felt so sad about what had happened to me this morning, it’s my son birthday and when I telephoned him to have some talk and I greeted him. Guess what? I started to nagged him about his manner in one of his gifts given to him. He criticized the gift by saying it’s ugly and he don’t like it, instead of saying thank you. And, I don’t like that kind of attitude. Before I go further, today is my son’s (Mark) 9th birthday, he don’t have this big celebration. His mommy prepared simple dinner, spaghetti which is my all-time favorite and salad. I told to my son to learn how to appreciate all the things given to him as long it will not harm him, indirectly those gifts are God’s gift to him.
At first, I was so proud of myself to educate him about the value of giving, but then I realized that I’m so insensitive knowing that this day is his birthday. Most of the time, I have this tendency to react first before I think and I’m a melodramatic type of person maybe because I’m living miles away from them or that’s my true nature? I texted my wife to say sorry, I know and I can sensed that I ruined their moods that time. I even told her to open their YM to have some chat with them while I’m on my lunch break, to comfort and change the mood and to lessen my guilty feeling.
Thanks God I spoke to them and everything are fine now, my son Mark even asked me “if I’m still upset” of what had happened this morning and I said yes but “daddy is okay now”. I guess, I still need more lessons to be learn and should always considered that my children are still children, who needed our guide as parents. I hope that someday my kids will be proud of me and my wife (especially my wife, she’s standing as a father and mother since I’m working overseas).
Have a nice day.