The Sunday that just passed was Mothers’ day. I hope you had a wonderful time with your parents and kids (if you are a parent yourself). I had a wonderful time with my family and also manage to catch a few eps of the korean drama “Emergency Couple”.
In one of the episodes, one of the male lead who is a doctor in the Emergency department made such a comment; “Patient’s family are usually more willing to spend money if the patient is their children. However, if the patient is their parents, they are less willing to do so.”.
I know this is just a drama show, but I always belief that there are a certain percentage of truth in dramas. So it set me to think. Am I like what the doctor mention? More willing to spend money on the health of my kids than on my parents?
This is a difficult question. As a mother myself, I know how difficult it is to raise kids. Although we often complain that kids these days are more difficult to teach, I’m pretty sure, our parents would have made the same comments when they compare to their parents. Parenting is never an easy task. Having say so, I’m very thankful of how my parents have brought me up. Doing their best in providing us whatever that is within their means. Working hard all their live. For that, I’m very thankful of them. If I have no kids, I will be very willing to part with money to ensure that they are well taken care of.
Now that I have kids, I’m not so sure anymore. I still love them the same. And would still be willing to pay for them to be healthy. However, if a direct conflict happens in the usage of the money, I’m not so sure if I will be able to do the same.
Do I place higher piority on my kids? I think the short answer is Yes. Am I wrong? I don’t know. What do you think? And how about you? Who do you think have a higher piority, the kids or parents? Share your thoughts with me. TIA.