As a parent, there are often times you question why you had children. You spend a lot of your time warning them not to do something so they don’t hurt themselves, and they go and do it anyway. I know deep down that my kids aren’t especially naughty, but sometimes you can’t but help feel frustrated with the world and everyone around you.
Then something small and insignificant happens that drives all of that frustration and stress to the back of your mind — it reminds you why you had children and why you love them unconditionally.
Today, that reminder was served by my youngest, Luka, who is two years of age. When a dinner of chicken, potatoes and vegetables was placed on the table in front of him, he took it upon himself to serve his meal. My wife and I marvelled at his manners and control, but it was what he did next that truly made our hearts melt.
As his brother, Noah (four), was sitting on the sofa watching a film, Luka took a fork, pierced some chicken and potatoes and served his older sibling his meal. He then put his utensils back beside the plate, jumped down from the table and rushed to tell Noah his dinner was ready.