Last week was our fourth time bringing the kids for a drive to witness the food distribution to the homeless in KL. Each time we made a trip i explained to the kids what is the scenario all about. About the homeless. It is always hArith who showed interest AND concern.
And as some of you might already know, hArith loves domestic work, especially cooking. The other day he was having his lunch, a bowl of chicken soup and a plate of rice with other lauk. He then started playing “masak2” with the food, scooping the rice into the soup bowl, stirring it and imagining that he was cooking. In usual case, he will ended up NOT eating the food.
So I reminded about him about the value of food
“hArith do you remember what we see in KL at night”
“people no home”
“where do the sleep?”
“on the road”
“do they have a bed?”
“no, sleep on paper” ” ppl no baju, open baju”
“why they took off their baju” (and he answer this based on his observation, i never point out on these details)
“open baju because hot” “no air-tond (air-cond)” “no kipas” “no lampu” “dark….hot”
(i was almost laughing coz looks like aircond is rather important for him, not just fan)
“do they have food?”
“no, very hungly (hungry)”
conversation stop there and i continue eating my food. the next minute i realised that he ate all his food, plate n mangkuk all licin, he was carrying his plate n bowl to the sink in the kitchen.
Alhamdulillah, I managed to create the awareness of syukur to an almost 3 years old. Yes he do have empathy towards the homeless