Children’s Day 2018 was celebrated on a Sunday!
As I sat watching the children present what they had for us, my mind instantly raced to twenty years later. What does the future hold in store for these innocent minds? I couldn’t help but wonder. Then came the session where they had to list the points below to us:
The things we wish our Parents could do for us.
I wish my parents will:
- Spend time with me.
- Protect me.
- Tell me more about who and what to believe.
- Stop shouting at me all the time.
- Stay more at home.
- Forgive me.
- Stop fighting over simple matters.
- Tell the house help to stop beating us when they are away.
- Be patient and understanding
- Believe in me.
- Trust me.
- Consider what I want
- Reduce time spent using phones and other gadgets.
- Be less aggressive.
- Reduce travelling.
- Allow me enter your room.
- Hug me
- Be there for me.
- Encourage me with my talent.
- Give us allowances and teach us how to spend.
- Buy me a Bible, notebook, and pen.
- Show people how proud you are of me.
- Make peace with our neighbours.
- Fulfill promises.
- Stop using the monies given to us.
- Take us to spend time with our relatives.
- Allow us make decisions.
- Stop deceiving people.
I wish my mummy can:
- Be calmer.
- Stay at home.
I wish my daddy can:
- Love my mother
- Always dress well even if it’s the market he is going to
- Stop shouting
- Spend quality time at home with us.
The list ended with a good number of mothers pulling out their handkerchiefs to wipe the tears rolling down their cheeks, fathers with drawn faces and ‘parents to be’ busy yelling, “Tell them”!
I sat and wondered as I took quick stares at the lady sitting beside me. Thoughts of what could be going on in her head flashed my mind’s eyes rapidly. Not being able to grasp a particular reason for the tears, I slipped into my own angle – The challenges I face daily as a parent! Thinking of how to create a balance and make my girls’ wishes come true because of course, theirs would’ve made it to the list.
I thought of how to create a form of balance between work and family life. In this part of the world, it can be a hard nut to crack but then again there are principles and guidelines to make the journey easier. Do you think this is an important discussion? Kindly drop a comment or send an email and I’ll be sharing some tips with you.