Share Your Time

A man came home from work late again, tired and irritated, to find his 5 year old son waiting for him at the door. “Daddy, may I ask you a question?”

“Yeah, sure, what is it?” replied the man.

“Daddy, how much money do you make an hour?

“That’s none of your business! What makes you ask such a thing?” the man said angrily.

“I just want to know. Please tell me, how much do you make an hour?” pleaded the little boy.

“If you must know, I make $20.00 an hour.”

“Oh,” the little boy replied, head bowed. Looking up, he said, “Daddy, may I borrow $10.00 please?”

The father was furious. “If the only reason you wanted to know how much money I make is just so you can borrow some to buy a silly toy or some other nonsense, then you march yourself straight to your room and go to bed. Think about why you’re being so selfish. I work long, hard hours everyday and don’t have time for such childish games.”

The little boy quietly went to his room and shut the door. The man sat down and started to get even madder about the little boy’s questioning. How dare him ask such questions only to get some money.

After an hour or so, the man had calmed down, and started to think he may have been a little hard on his son. Maybe there was something he really needed to buy with that $10.00, and he really didn’t ask for money very often. The man went to the door of the little boy’s room and opened the door. “Are you asleep son?” he asked.

“No daddy, I’m awake,” replied the boy.

“I’ve been thinking, maybe I was too hard on you earlier,” said the man. “It’s been a long day and I took my aggravation out on you. Here’s that $10.00 you asked for.”

The little boy sat straight up, beaming. “Oh, thank you daddy!” he yelled. Then, reaching under his pillow, he pulled out some more crumpled up bills. The man, seeing that the boy already had money, started to get angry again. The little boy slowly counted out his money, then looked up at the man.

“Why did you want more money if you already had some?” the father grumbled.

“Because I didn’t have enough, but now I do,” the little boy replied.

“Daddy, I have $20.00 now. Can I buy an hour of your time?”

--Unknown Author  

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17 comments
    • morningstoryanddilbert said:

      “Dadzclub” Awesome!!! Nuff Said… 🙂 Kenny T

      • MrTheKidd said:

        Thanks 🙂

  1. Our time is so valuable. It is limited for all of us, and we never know how close we are to the end! But I can think of no better way to spend that resource than with a child. Thanks for the beautiful reminder. Connie

  2. Our lives slip by so fast. We rarely stop to think about the time we’ve missed with our kids! Thanks for the reminder, Kenny! 🙂

  3. PigLove said:

    Aaww – lovely! We need to take time out for our loved ones.

  4. Debbie said:

    That is a great reminder for everyone

    • morningstoryanddilbert said:

      Hey Debbie, Thanks for the comment, and I agree it is a great reminder!!!! Take Care and God Bless 🙂 Kenny T

  5. admin said:

    Powerful! So often we center our thoughts on ourselves and ignore the important. Thank you for the reminder to put the important first.

  6. I have received a similar story via emails but unfortunately, I need constant reminders of that message. Thanks for posting it… 😉

  7. Always a favorite story of mine. Thanks for the reminder today.
    –Lisa

  8. charlzwp14 said:

    Now this made me feel really guilty. I am so busy with work and studies that I hardly have time for myself, daughters, family and friends. I promised myself that after my exams, I will MAKE time for them. This heart of mine is so full of love, it’s a shame to share it with education alone :-). Thank you for this reminder. It takes me back to Ecclesiastes 12v12″ ….Be warned. Of making many books there is no end, and much study is a weariness of the flesh.” Keep well.

  9. T said:

    awww that was so sad. also is a very good reminder.

  10. Wow, very touching. We must spend more time on the people that really matter instead of things that come & go. Jobs being one of those things. Thanks for sharing!

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