Sydney tween, Chelsy-Lee Ordonez De Cross, raided her piggy bank to give her parents a night off — dinner and a movie, on her.

Chelsy-Lee heard her mum and dad talk about how they needed a night out, the next minute the 10 year old returned from her room with a heart-inscribed box filled with $82 of her hard-earned savings and a love letter, just for them.

“Dear Mum and Dad — here is some money for a date night,” her sweet note read.

“It should cover a movie, dinner, and maybe extras.

“Love Chelsy-Lee.”


Proud mum Marci Ordonez said she couldn’t stop crying when she opened her daughter’s heartfelt gift.

“I poured it out on the couch and almost immediately started bawling,” the 31-year-old told news.com.au

“She is such a sweetie and I was overwhelmed by her thoughtfulness.

“There are no words — I was just completely overwhelmed with her generosity and very proud that she can be so selfless.

“Chelsy-Lee is a gorgeous soul that acts in ways that are often beyond her years.”

She said their parenting style was a unique one, and one that gave Chelsy-Lee the independence and freedom to think, feel and act like an adult.

She has no bedtime, volunteers to feed the homeless in her spare time and gets honest answers to questions — even told how babies are made at the age of two.

“I guess many would consider us to be a little left of field, or unconventional,” Ms Ordonez said.

“To other parents I would say listen to your kids, talk to your kids, hang out with your kids.

“No one will remember you for your pristine couch — they will remember you for chats over cuppas, water fights over the fence with your neighbours and fabulous and welcoming Halloween parties.

“Dance when walking past buskers — be the you that you want to be, and let your child see that wonder.

“At the end of the day, Chelsy is a kid that loves to have fun with her friends and family, enjoys dancing and loves life.”

What an awesome young girl!  Enjoy your night out mum and dad.

Share your comments below.

Image via News.com.au

  • just have to look at the bigger picture hey! try not to get caught up in the everydahy


  • Tats so cute. My daughter used to always do sweet cute little things like this. Then they grow up


  • Chelsy-Lee you are a credit to your parents’ upbringing. Full marks to you for following their examples. Chelsy-Lee I hope you are able to chose who you would like to stay with that night and enjoy yourself as mush as your grateful parents do.


  • What a beautiful thing to do for her parents.


  • I love your heart Chelsy-Lee !!


  • Aw what a sweet little girl!
    I only hope that she grows up with the same generous and compassionate nature. The world could do with more beautiful spirits like Chelsy-Lee


  • What a beautiful loving and giving nature Chelsy-Lee has…volunteers to feed the homeless and gave her savings to her parents for a date night , she truly is one special gal.
    Bless you Chelsy-Lee. <3


  • What a thoughtful gift to give her parents! Beautiful soul.


  • A thoughtful and kind act by this daughter – they will cherish the memory of this act for a long time.


  • what a lovely kind young daughter.


  • Chelsy-Lee is one amazing young girl.


  • What a credit to herself and her parents!


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