When people say simple things could make a big difference, you’d better believe it. It happened to me just the other night.
As usual, before we slept that night, my wife and I were hanging out with the kids in the bedroom. We read and fooled around.
Right before I switched off the lights, I asked my 4 years old daughter about her favorite fruits.
She said, “Papayas, bananas, mangosteens, kiwi fruits, strawberries, and grapes.”
(I notice her list keeps changing. In case you plan to buy some fruits for her, just remember to check with me her latest favorites.)
“What about you, daddy?” asked, J, as would other 4 years olds.
I answered obligingly, “Hmm, I like bananas and papayas.”
Suddenly, I saw a smile on her face. And she came closer to me as if she wanted to attack me. I stepped back and was clueless what she was trying to do to me.
I then felt at ease after I realized that J was trying to give me a peck on the cheek.
Honestly, the whole scenario puzzled me. I regret that I didn’t ask her the reason she kissed me that night.
In hindsight, I guess this was what happened.
She felt that I cared for her as I took the initiative to ask her about her likes and dislikes, in this case, her favorite fruits.
On the other hand, she felt it’s an honor to have me share with her my favorite fruits.
By asking and telling your child our feelings toward certain things, though it may sound as a simple act to us, it means a lot to children.
But we always overlook the simplest things in life, don’t we?
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