今天就要抽時間陪伴孩子

2012-12-21 05:45 pm | 瀏覽次數 : 2717

                                  朋友曾向我說和女兒這樣的一個小故事‥‥‥

        一天他很晚才回到家,看到女兒仍未睡覺。由於他長年忙於打理生意,早出晚歸,甚至出門在外,鮮有機會與女兒碰面。現在意外見到寶貝女兒,聽到她叫自己一聲「爸爸!回來啦!」心中十分高興。

        夜深,偌大的家裏,只有他倆。女兒難得見到爸爸,心裏和他一樣高興。她雀躍地跳到爸爸身旁,拉着他的手說道:「爸爸,天空的星星很漂亮,你陪我到花園看吧!」

        爸爸早已倦得倒坐在沙發上,雖然步出花園只是幾步之遙,但疲累的身驅實在一動也不想動,便推搪說:「明天叫補習老師和你去看吧。」

        女兒惟有失望地逕自往寂靜的花園走去。

朋友一面想着女兒孤單一人的背影,一面懊悔地憶述着。

 

今天就要抽時間陪伴孩子

            (Image courtesy of dan at FreeDigitalPhotos.net)

  

 近年他的生意越做越好,但和女兒的關係卻每況愈下。本來大家已很少聊天,自從她去了學校寄宿後,更從不回覆自己的電郵短訊。朋友很後悔那天晚上,為甚麼沒有好好拖着女兒的小手,細意欣賞一下靜謐夜空上的點點繁星,傾聽一下女兒心裏的說話。

        以上小故事,為人父母的或許似曾相識。每天總有做不完的工作,開不完的會議。對老闆上司的加班要求,對朋友同事的酬酢飲宴,從不敢推辭。但當自己的孩子說想去放風箏、踏單車時,卻最愛對他們說「遲些看吧···」、「下次吧···」、「那有時間!」

        孩子珍貴的童年歲月一去不返。七歲時給小朋友睡覺前說個童話故事,跟十七歲時給他說,情懷大不相同。你對上一次給孩子說故事是多久以前?真的忙得每天一小時,甚或半小時的時間,也不能為孩子挪出來?

        下次當你忙得暈頭轉向,不可開交時,不妨先看一下這首詩‥‥‥

 

Slow Dance                                             By David L. Weatherford

  

Have you ever watched kids

On a merry-go-round?

 

Or listened to rain

Slapping the ground?

 

Ever followed a butterfly's erratic flight?

Or gazed at the sun fading into the night?

 

You better slow down.

Don't dance so fast.

 

Time is short.

The music won't last.

 

Do you run through each day

On the fly?

 

When you ask: How are you?

Do you hear the reply?

 

When the day is done,

do you lie in your bed

 

With the next hundred chores

Running through your head?

 

You’d better slow down.

Don't dance so fast.

 

Time is short.

The music won't last.

 

Ever told your child,

We'll do it tomorrow?

 

And in your haste,

Not see his sorrow?

 

Ever lost touch,

Let a good friendship die

 

Cause you never had time

to call and say, “Hi”?

 

You’d better slow down.

Don't dance so fast.

 

Time is short.

The music won't last.

 

When you run so fast to get somewhere,

You miss half the fun of getting there.

 

When you worry and hurry through your day,

It's like an unopened gift thrown away.

 

Life is not a race.

Do take it slower.

 

Hear the music

Before your song is over.

 

 



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