Parenting : A Wish You Want From God

A father , mother and child sleeping

A primary school teacher once asked her pupils to write an essay on " A wish you want from God . " At the end of the day, the teacher collected all the essays given by her pupils. She took them to her house, sat down and started marking. While marking the essays, she sees a strange essay written by one of her pupils. That essay made her very emotional. Her husband asked and sat beside her and saw her crying. The husband asked her, " What happened? " , "What is making you crying?"

 She answered , " Read this. It is one of my pupil's, essay. "

Oh God , Make me a Television. I want to live like the television in my house. In my house, the television is very valuable. All of my family members sit around it. They are very happy. They don't slap the television. So I want to become a television. The television is the centre of attraction in my house. I want to receive the same special care that the television receives from my parents. Even when it not working, the television has a lot of value. When my daddy and mummy come home, they immediately sit in front of the television, switch it on and spread hours watching it. 

The television is stealing the time of my daddy and mummy. If  I become a television, then they will spend their time with with me. While watching the television, my parents laugh a lot and they smile many times. But I want my parents to smile and laugh with me also. So please God make me a television. 

And last but not the least , if I become a television, surely I can make my parents happy and entertain them. Lord I won't ask you for anything more.  I just want to live like a television. Please turn me into a television. The husband completed reading the essay. He said , " My God, poor kid. He feels lonely. He did not receive enough love and care from his parents. His parents are horrible. " She looked at her husband and said, "Our son wrote this essay. What do you think of this piece?

May our children never desire to be WhatsApp, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, iPhone or Television while we are alive with them. Parents, give adequate care and attention to your children. Let them know they are more valuable than them. Let them know they are your most treasured asset and practice it so.