As parents, it is not undeniable that it comes to a point where we become so busy we almost forget to take care ourselves. We have been thinking for the welfare of our children, working and striving so hard just to give their needs and wants. Sometimes, though, it slips out of our minds that our kids need our love the most, not just all these material things we’ve been preparing for them.
That is what Facebook user Marie Vargas pointed out on her recent post on the said social media platform. She uploaded a photo of a little boy eating breakfast alone at a branch of Burger King in New York City.
Source: Marie Vargas
She also narrated her encounter with the child whose name is Jason and was just waiting for his school to start.
As I just finished dropping my son off at school and walk into burger King to get some breakfast I see this… this sweet beautiful little boy. Eating breakfast, ALONE, BY HIMSELF, before he heads off to school. It couldn’t help but break my heart, I asked him if he was by himself and he said he was just here alone waiting for school to start and finish his pancakes. I asked him if I could sit with him, and keep him company he said yes. So that’s what I did. I just sat there with him enjoying his company and we talked a bit while he ate his pancakes. As a parent I know we get busy, we may forget, work or relationships or maybe just life overwhelms us to the point where you don’t realize what’s going on. We’re so busy trying to do everything for our kids that we forget that we should be doing things WITH them not just for them. At the end of the day our kids don’t care about what kind of Jordans we buy them, name brand clothes, or fancy outfits. They care about us, spending time with us, having fun with us.
PLEASE REMEMBER THAT!
NOTHING YOU EVER BUY CAN AMOUNT TO THE MEMORIES AND BOND YOU MAKE SPENDING TIME WITH YOUR CHILDREN!!!
I hope you enjoyed your pancakes and some company, and I hope you have a great day in class Jason ❤“
Isn’t it heart-breaking to see a young boy eating alone just because his parents are too busy to even feed him breakfast? Share us your thoughts in the comments below.