Mona, an eight year old girl was the apple of her papa's eyes. She was the only child of Mr. and Mrs.Kapur. They loved their cute daughter. Mr. Kapur was too lenient towards the girl. Children are very smart. They know very well who will fulfil all their demands. Mona also knew, to whom she should ask for her favorite toys, books, and dolls. Her mother always argued with her husband that he was spoiling the child by being too indulgent. Mr. Kapur always had the the same comment,"Don't worry. She is a small child. She will be alright when she grows up."Mrs. Kapur was left cribbing. Not that she did not love the child. Her only concern was that Mona should not grow up as a spoilt girl.
Mona was invited by her friend,Sona, for her birthday party. She told her mother that she would wear the white dress, which she called,'a fairy dress'. She told her mom that she wanted sandals to match the dress. In the evening, when her mom was leaving she also wanted to go with her. Her mother told her that she had lot of shopping to do, so she should remain at home. As was her nature, the girl started throwing tantrums. Her mother told her sternly that she will not take her. She said that she knew her size of sandals and would bring them for her. Mrs. Kapur asked the maid to look after Mona and left. She bought a pair of sandals for the child. When Mona saw the sandals she protested that the sandals were not pretty and did not match the dress. Mrs. Kapur tried her best to convince the child that white sandals of her size were not available. The sandals were matching with the embroidery. Mona raised a hell!n When her father came home, he asked her why was she crying.Mona knew her Papa's weakness. He could not see her crying. He took the child in his arms and told her that they would purchase new sandals the next day. The girl kept quiet.
Next morning when the parents woke, they saw the empty box of the sandals lying in the balcony. They asked the maid to look for the sandals. After a while the maid took them back to the balcony. Mona, in her obstinacy had thrown the sandals in a lake behind their house. One sandal was in the lake and the other one was in the dust bin. The father realised that too much pampering and indulgence can prove to be dangerous.
This is a fiction written in response to Write Tribe Picture Prompt,....Wednesday 2014 # 3