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The Innocence of a Child

I was attending a seminar on personal finance on a Friday afternoon and L. did not want to go with F. to Deira City Center instead she wanted to stay with me at the seminar not knowing exactly where I am going and what I will do. The seminar haven’t finished yet and L. started to feel bored and show restlessness inside the seminar hall and it was quite disturbing to others. I have offered her everything from pencils and paper to food to my mobile phone to play with but all didn’t last. Thank goodness there was another kid in the room and I offered L. to stay outside with her to play. Even when outside and playing with her new found friend, L. would still peep in the door and ask if at what time the seminar will finish. I said to myself that maybe she was not enjoying with her playmate and I think of leaving at the middle of the talk but then on a second thought I do not want to go as it was very informative. I started to become anxious too and make sure that the kids are doing fine playing outside the hall, I keep checking on them every once in awhile.

After the seminar we headed home and I started to view our digital camera and look what I have found...

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This is not exactly what I mean of not enjoying. Well they get along well so much and could play with any material available and even make silly faces on the camera.

Making friends for L. comes naturally and easily. She is innocent and do not mind much about her place in the society compared to us adults who always think of how we are viewed or seen by others. It is really fascinating how L. reminds me of the things I already have taken for granted. She once reminds me that time and communication is very important between us and it really makes me break into tears after hearing what she said. After reflecting on her words I realized that yes she was right I have not paid attention to her questions for how many times I could not even clearly remember. From then on I change my attitude towards her never-ending questions and answer them all diligently as it pays a lot to listen to her even though it sounds weird sometimes.

Have you been in the same situation where you were asked by your child and you don’t even know what the answer is? Or have you been told about your behavior towards them then only on that time you realized you are not doing it right?

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