Our Parents

A long time ago, there was a huge apple tree. A little boy loved to
come and play around it everyday. He climbed the tree top, ate the
apples, and took a nap under the shadow… He loved the tree and the
tree loved to play with him. Time went by… the little boy had grown up
and he no longer played around the tree everyday.
One day, the boy came back to the tree and he looked sad.” Come
and play with me,” the tree asked the boy.” I am no longer a kid; I
don’t play around trees anymore.” The boy replied, “I want toys. I
need money to buy them.”
The tree said, “Sorry, but I don’t have money… but you can pick all
my apples and sell them. So, you will have money.” The boy was so
excited. He grabbed all the apples on the tree and left happily. The
boy never came back after he picked the apples. The tree was sad.
One day, the boy returned and the tree was so excited.” Come and
play with me,” the tree said. The boy said, “I don’t have time to play. I
have to work for my family. We need a house for shelter. Can you
help me?” “Sorry, but I don’t have a house. But you can chop off my
branches to build your house.” So the boy cut all the branches of the
tree and left happily. The tree was glad to see him happy but the boy
never came back since then. The tree was again lonely and sad.
One hot summer day, the boy returned and the tree was delighted.”
Come and play with me!” the tree said. “I am sad and getting old. I
want to go sailing to relax myself. Can you give me a boat?” said the
boy. “Use my truck to build your boat. You can sail far away and be
happy.” So the boy cut the tree truck to make a boat. He went sailing
and never showed up for a long time.
Finally, the boy returned after he left for so many years. “Sorry, my
boy, but I don’t have anything for you anymore. No more apples for
you… “The tree said.” I don’t have teeth to bite” the boy replied. “No
more truck for you to climb on” “I am too old for that now” the boy
said. “I really can’t give you anything … the only thing left is my dying
roots” the tree said with tears. “I don’t need much now, just a place to
rest. I am tired after all these years.” The boy replied. “Good! Old tree
roots are the best place to lean on and rest. Come, Come sit down
with me and rest.” The boy sat down and the tree was glad and
smiled with tears…
This is a story of everyone. The tree is our parent. When we were
young, we loved to play with Mom and Dad… When we grew up, we
left them… only came to them when we needed something or when
we were in trouble. No matter what, parents will always be there and
give everything they could to make you happy. You may think the boy
is cruel to the tree but that’s how all of us are treating our parent.
Remember Parents give children their ALL, all children can give
them in turn is LOVE. Go home and tell your parents how
thankful you are.

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