A LETTER TO MY PARENTS
Dear Mom & Dad,
Thank you for the nice toys, the nice dresses and for making every part of the house child-proof when I was a kid. Thank you for only allowing me to wander in places where you know it’s safe. Thank you for always being there to kiss my “boo-boos” away.Thank you for picking me up whenever I fall on my bike. Thank you for standing up for me against the bullies. Thank you for hiring tutors to help me with my school works. Thank you for for waiting through long lines during sale just to buy me my favorite shoes. But most of all, thank you for creating such a perfect world for me.
Now, that I have step foot to the real world, I see that people are not very nice. They say harsh things to me and sometimes it hurts. I go to the mall and browse through my favorite things, I look inside my wallet and see that I don’t have enough money to afford them. I go to work and my bosses don’t appreciate my designs. Life without you is hard. I wish I could just stay with you forever.
Mom & Dad, I love how you worked hard just to give me the best things in life. I had the best time in the world while I was in your company. But I hope you could have at least allowed me to fall of my bike and get wounded a couple of times. I hope you should have let me to stand up for myself instead of pushing the bullies away for me. I hope you could have allowed me to explore to scary places instead of letting me stay at home where it’s safe and comfy. Mom & Dad, it’s a scary world out here. Why can’t it be like what we have at home?
I hope you don’t misinterpret me as I wrote this. I love my parents so much and I’m very grateful that I have them in my life. I have seen them work so hard just to make my life comfortable.
I write this because I see my friends, myself included, confused and scared as we begin to face reality. Little by little, we begin to see the world’s imperfections and harshness. I just wanted to make a statement.
To all parents, it’s OK to let your child fall down and fail. It’s part of life. You have been there. You know how hard it is. Don’t be too overprotective. Toughen up your children. Let them learn that it’s important to fail because the world will not expect them to be perfect. The world expects them to be tough!
To all young kids, always be grateful to your parents. They created such perfect world [for us] because they only want what’s best for us. At the end of the day, they will still be at our sides and wipe away our tears. They will forever be our biggest supporters. Show them the love they deserve. Always work hard! [Our] success would mean the world to them.