Ok..so the next day while sharing a glass of Chatime bubble tea, in the car..the conversation somehow was directed back to the "waffle story".
Gooly, I think, felt a bit suckered for giving away the waffle which he hasn't even had a bite yet.
"I was too generous-lah," he said sounding melancholic, and with a tinge of regret. "I think I give too much,"
And so I said.........(long winded words of wisdom - or not, ahead)
Don't worry about giving too much.
In life, we give and we take.
We must feel happy when we give.
God is happy when we give.
When we give, we receive. Sometimes we don't, but that's ok too cos we don't give expecting to be rewarded.
He nodded and nodded and nodded. (signs of tuning out?)
Then he asked, "You know how does God reward you when you are good?"
Hmmm..maybe with a slice of meatloaf? - I joked.
And he said, "Silly mom. Its love. And that's the best reward."
That's my boy. Full of wisdom over a waffle story.
I have heard moms teaching kids to be selfish (with added words like "a little bit selfish sometimes" - to perhaps soften the ideology of kiasuism). And I here I am telling my son not to worry about giving too much. Will he be a push over? Will he be taken granted of? Will he be hurt?
Well, I can only say.."Kindness in giving creates love - Lao Tzu."