Parents' day cardsI registered April and May to a Buddhist society near my house 3 months ago. They have to attend the Amitabha class on Saturday evening and Di Zi Gui 弟子规 class on Sunday morning. Parents are encouraged to join the class together with their kids. The Buddhist class held a Parents Day 2 weeks ago. The children were required to bring presents for their parents on the project.
I asked April and May what did she intend to give us as present. April suggested an earrings and May suggested an eyeshadow for me. lol! April, May and mummy together we thought of buying sport socks for the father.
When we got all the presents bought and ready, I was taking a step back. I told the children to drop out the idea of giving us these presents. After further consideration, I totally disliked the idea of spending our own money on the present and let the children give it to us on the Parents Day. It is meaningless. I would rather let the children make us a card instead.
Again, I went and bought 2 card boards. I asked April to draw and color whatever she could think about us.
April drew her papa wearing a cap and holding a kite.
April drew Mummy wearing a spaghetti dress, tiara, earrings, heels and holding a hand bag.
Little May helped to stick all the tiny colourful paper crafts on the cover of the cards.
I think these DIY cards served better meaning then those presents bought earlier. Ain't Buddisht society teach us to be humble?
p/s: This is a backdated post.