04 February 2011

The Logic of Parenting...

An email arrived at my doorstep. It is about the story of the pencil and the eraser. I don't know where it originates yet it is still worth sharing. It is pretty simple but had lots of lessons and sensible points to think about.

Here goes the pencil and the eraser...

Pencil: I'm sorry.

Eraser: For what? You didn’t do anything wrong.

Pencil: I’m sorry because you get hurt because of me. Whenever I made a mistake, you’re always there to erase it. But as you make my mistakes vanish, you lose a part of yourself. You get smaller and smaller each time.

Eraser: That’s true. But I don’t really mind. You see, I was made to do this. I was made to help you whenever you do something wrong. Even though one day, I know I’ll be gone and you’ll replace me with a new one, I’m actually happy with my job. So please, stop worrying. I hate seeing you sad.

The conversation between the pencil and the eraser is very inspirational. Parents are like the eraser whereas their children are the pencil. They’re always there for their children, cleaning up their mistakes. Sometimes along the way, they get hurt, and become smaller (older), and eventually pass on. Though their children will eventually find someone new (spouse), but parents are still happy with what they do for their children, and will always hate seeing their precious ones worrying or sad. All my life, I’ve been the pencil. And it pains me to see the eraser that is my parents getting smaller and smaller each day. For I know that one day, all that I’m left with would be eraser shavings and memories of what I used to have.

I think that's the logic of parenting...

1 comment:

  1. Parents depend on their children as they grow older.The moral support that they get from their offsprings give them the strength to go on.