Monday, May 18, 2009

Family Love

A man came home from work late, tired and irritated, to find his 5-year old son waiting for him at the door.

SON: Daddy, may I ask you a question?
DAD: Yeah sure, what it is?
SON: Daddy, how much do you make an hour?
DAD: That's none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?
SON: I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?
DAD: If you must know, I make $50 an hour.
SON: Oh... Daddy, may I please borrow $25?
DAD: If the only reason you asked that is so you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you are being so selfish. I don't work hard everyday for such childish frivolities.

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. The man sat down and started to get even angrier about the little boy's questions. How dare he ask such questions only to get some money?

After about an hour or so, the man had calmed down , and started to think:
Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $25.00 and he really didn't ask for money very often The man went to the door of the little boy's room and opened the door.

'Are you asleep, son?' He asked.
'No daddy, I'm awake,' replied the boy.
'I've been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier' said the man. 'It's been a long day and I took out my aggravation on you. Here's the $25 you asked for.'
The little boy sat straight up, smiling. 'Oh, thank you daddy!' he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled out some crumpled up bills.

The man saw that the boy already had money, started to get angry again.
The little boy slowly counted out his money, and then looked up at his father.

'Why do you want more money if you already have some?' the father grumbled.
'Because I didn't have enough, but now I do,' the little boy replied.
'Daddy, I have $50 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you.'

This ain't any new story to you or me. But the message I've received is different and so is my feeling. Reading this today, after receiving it twice from my RULE classmates, I oddly missing my dad: how I wish I could have dinner with him today. Even if I had ten times of what the boy has, I wouldn't be able to get such a chance. Well, miss and love you, DAD!!!

7 comments:

Phossdey said...

I almost cry with tear. wah wah I miss dad!!!!!!!!!!!

icebreaker said...

Heard this story long ago. it's quite touching. :D

LPP said...

Sis: Er... are you ok?

Icebreaker: It is.

Happy Always said...

There is in the movie also, but forget the name lolz...reading this make me feel guilty. It is at the other way round for my case...too bad me

LPP said...

Do know, act quick!

Nut Sam Art said...

continued....

The man promised the boy that he'ld come home early tomorrow.

Came next day. The boy sit in front of the door waiting for his dad. He was so disappointed that his dad did come as early as he promise. I was late at night and he decided to go to sleep without having dinner.

A moment latter came his dad. Again he was looking for his son. He found that his son didn't have dinner yet. So he woke the boy up and asked why didn't u have dinner? The boy didn't replied and was silent. The dad walk out the room and came back again with a box of cake and a lovely Tedy and said I'm sorry I was two hours late to earn $100 to buy this cake and Tedy for u. Happy Birthday to u son.

This is the love of Dad.

Happy Always said...

i will try to act quick lolz...but seem no time at the moment, will try to find one though