The blessings of having children here, translated…
I’d, listened in on the conversations of my children, my nine-year-old eldest daughter asked her younger brother, “in the first and second grades, I’d received a total of seven certificates, how many do you think you are able to get?” Her younger brother said, in a, barely audible voice, “I don’t think…I will……get any!”, I’d felt heartache for him.
Surely, my eldest wasn’t’ just, academically excellent, she was the head of her class, a model student, and received numerous awards in the competitions, and comparing, her quiet, shy, average younger brother had, paled, by comparison. And so, I’d, lowered the standards for my second child, that so long as he can write the Chinese phonetics legibly, or make the corrections as he’d caught them, then, he would receive, my “praises gift pack”. But at this, my eldest got jealous, “Mom, you’d given him such easy tasks!”, and surely, teaching different children, using different methods is, nothing easy.
what the kid is good at, and this, is more than good enough! Photo from online…
Naturally, my son has, many other better qualities, for instance, he is, easygoing, would hug and kiss mom on his own, and, when we’d played games, he’d, let me win, he was, a warmhearted little boy, I suppose. And, although, all of these better qualities of his, doesn’t get him the certificates of achievement, so long as it makes him like himself, that would, be more than enough.
Once I’d taken the advantage of the two of us being alone, I’d asked him, “do you think you’re awesome?”, as he’d nodded, I’d, felt relieved, and became curious, “How so?”, I’d inquired. Without any hesitation, he’d replied, “in loving mommy!”, then suddenly, I got that wake up call. I’d been this, mom who’d felt she had a ton of love to give, turned out, I was, the one being, loved dearly. Hmmmmmmmmmmmmm, my son is, AWESOME!!!
And so, the mother worried too much, she thought, that her younger son would feel bad, paled by comparison to his older sister in school, but, he actually, has a great level of self-confidence, because he knew how to, show and give the love he has for others!