Thursday, June 24, 2010

Sean Paolo

LISTEN...and learn from your kids!

It's amazing how children can utter words with so much wisdom that we adults sometimes find ourselves making some realizations from them..

We decided to do a little shopping last Thursday since it's the mid-year sale season here in Riyadh. As we prepare to go out, I asked the kids to put on their socks and shoes. They were watching cartoons and Sammy, our youngest, suddenly cried because he couldn't find his left sock. We were really in a hurry since it's already past 8pm (yes, sometimes going out is much better past 8pm after the last Salat(prayer) since stores close in at around past 11pm during weekends). I asked the two older boys, Paolo and Matti, to help their brother look for the missing sock. In as much as I don't want to admit, i got a little bit irritated since we were really running out of time. As it turns out, Sammy unconciously wore both socks on his right foot because he was too busy watching TV! We all eventually laughed! =) So off we went and rode the car. Then another obstacle...the car wouldn't start! My husband stepped out, checked the car and found out that the battery was to blame. He pushed the car so he could jump-start it. Jut then 3 Pakistanis passing by stopped and helped him out. Within minutes, we were on our way to the mall. Then Paolo, the eldest, out of the blue blurted out, "Today is a lucky day! Sammy's sock was missing but we were able to find it.. the car wouldn't start but somebody helped daddy out to make it start!" My husband and I were speechless! I, for one, looked at those events as hassles and my husband was too preoccupied looking for a battery store along the way. After hearing those words, the two of us loosened up..and so we had a blast for the rest of the night..Thank you Pao!

look at that SMILE! =)

2 made connections:

  1. That is so cute that both socks were on the same foot. You are right about children teaching us by uttering words of wisdom! Sammy is pretty wise to look at the day as lucky. Many people would have thought of these things as hassles and Sammy looked at the bright side! Have a great night!

    Mama Hen

  2. You have an award waiting for you! You deserve it! Have a great night!

    Mama Hen


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