Last sunday was family day & jof & I brought the whole household to the mall (whole household for us would include lola nilda, ate jermay & kuya ruel). After eating lunch, we brought the kids to Worlds of Fun & sure enough, they had loads of fun out of the simple rides and games. About an hour and several tokens later, we decided it was time to go, so we went out of the area. Lance was saying that he wanted to stay and play the basketball thing. Just so he would stop, I said we can't go back anymore because we don't have money left. I thought he was satisfied with my explanation but after a while, he asked for his wallet (he has one where he puts his coins for "taho" & ice cream that pass by the house). I gave it to him thinking that he just remembered it out of the blue. To my surprise, he opened it and gave me a 25 centavo coin and he was pulling me back to Worlds of Fun. At that moment I didn't know how i would feel. It was the realization that my son, age three, can fully comprehend things. When I said that we had no money left, he took it upon himself to give me his "taho" & ice cream money. Never mind that it was 25 centavos. It was enough for me to bring him back to Worlds of Fun & let him enjoy several more games of basketball.
"What children take from us, they give... We become people who feel more deeply, question more deeply, hurt more deeply, and love more deeply." - Sonia Taitz, O Magazine