Father Son Conversation

Once day, father was doing some work and his son came and asked, “Daddy, may I ask you a question?” Father said, “Yeah sure, what it is?” So his son asked, “Dad, how much do you make an hour?” Father got bit upset and said, “That’s none of your business. Why do you ask such a thing?” Son said, “I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?” So, father told him that “I make Rs. 500 per hour.”

“Oh”, the little boy replied, with his head down. Looking up, he said, “Dad, may I please borrow Rs. 300?” The father furiously said, “if the only reason you asked about my pay is so that you can borrow some money to buy a silly toy or other nonsense, then march yourself to your room and go to bed. Think why you are being so selfish. I work hard every day and do not like this childish behavior.”

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, “May be there was something he really needed to buy with that Rs. 300 and he really didn’t ask for money very often!” The man went to the door of little boy’s room and opened the door. “Are you a sleep, 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 Rs.300 you asked for”.

The little boy sat straight up, smiling “oh thank you dad!” He yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow he pulled some crippled up notes. The man, seeing that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, then looked up at his father.

“Why do you want money if you already had some?” the father grumbled. “Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do,” the little boy replied. “Daddy I have Rs. 500 now. Can I buy an hour of your time? Please come home early tomorrow. I would like to have dinner with you”. Father was dumbstruck.

Moral: It’s just a short reminder to all of you working so hard in life! We should not let time slip through our fingers without having spent some time with those who really matter to us, those close to our hearts. If we die tomorrow, the company that we are working for could easily replace us in a matter of days. But the family & friends we leave behind will feel the loss for the rest of their lives. And come to think of it, we pour ourselves more into work than to our family.

Submitted By: Alan, Australia.

November 24th, 2014 at 11:02 am

From this story I learnt lot of things. I expect this kind of storys in future.

Thank you.

surya prakash
December 21st, 2014 at 3:39 pm

Spending time with family is so important. Thanks for nice story.

December 22nd, 2014 at 10:26 am

This really helped me

Mbt Eoxo
December 23rd, 2014 at 4:31 pm

Money does matter no matter how u have drumps?

January 16th, 2015 at 3:26 am

it is very nice story and it is one of the part of our behaviour
so thank u for gave this beautiful story

Hapreet singh
January 29th, 2015 at 5:20 am

hi really superb story i love reading stories like this everyday. Today there is a small talk on any of the topic we like and today im gonna say this story lets see how much my class mates like this.
thank you

January 29th, 2015 at 10:18 am

Brought tears to my eyes…..

February 2nd, 2015 at 7:26 am

love this story

February 7th, 2015 at 7:53 am

Such stories, with something important to say, are really valuable, especially for teachers, who sometimes have to educate both children and their parents. I am one of the authors of a textbook, so I find these stories quite precious. I still am not sure I may use any of them in my lessons. How is it possible to get the permission? Where from? best regards, Maria

Soni Shukla
February 9th, 2015 at 5:57 am

i love shubham rai

February 12th, 2015 at 6:34 am

Mind blowing story……….

Lay eh
February 17th, 2015 at 10:20 pm

Thank’s Alan for good story I will become a good father and husband give my time to them. God bless you

February 28th, 2015 at 1:47 am

its a very good story…..so many children mind set story……..

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