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Saturday, 18 January 2014

Don't be too lenient! Wednesday Picture Prompt 2014 #3



                 Little shoe Vidya Sury             

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






20 comments:

  1. Pampered children never grow up to be good people, they never change. They become bigger experts in emotional blackmailing.

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    1. You are correct. It is best to control them in childhood'

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  2. Wonderfully written and that too with a gr8 message...

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    1. Thank you Naba for your words of appreciation.

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  3. A stitch in time saves nine!! A wonderful message through this story!

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    1. Thanks Shilpa for liking the story.

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  4. Nicely put Ushaji, over-indulgence can be highly dangerous...It spoils not just the present but even the future of the child and parents since the the child wont be able to face the real world when it grows up.

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    1. Absolutely correct. We must not pamper the children too much, otherwise they will not be able to face the hurdles in their future.

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  5. Very nice message! Really true,we must not pamper our children too much.

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  6. True. I wished the father had seen the stubbornness earlier. But better late than never. There is such a thin line between getting pampered and becoming spoilt. You have shown this so beautifully Ushaji. Loved reading it.

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    1. Yes Shaifali, it is true that right from childhood , the children must learn to obey their parents.v Thanks for the visit.

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  7. A very practical lesson, this is ! Well narrated.... :)

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    1. Thank you Sreeja. Glad you liked it.

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  8. Absolutely right! pampered children grow up to be stubborn and these are the kids who end up taking their lives when things don't fall their way.

    Btw i too have a friend by the name mona and her twin sister is sona only she is a kapoor and not a kapur:)

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    1. Thank you Asha. You are correct. We must love the children but should not allow things to get out of control.
      This is a pure fictional story.

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  9. Beautifully written, Usha-ji. Too much pampering is not good for a child as they fail to appreciate the smallest gestures in life. I was a pampered and obstinate child. It took me a while to be grounded but I'm happy, I did:)
    http://vishalbheeroo.wordpress.com/2014/01/18/wednesday-prompt-2014-3-the-perfect-winter-gift

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    1. Thank you Vishal. It is good that you reformed yourself in time.

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  10. Parenting is like walking a tight rope walk rt ? One needs to identify the thin lines between the ok and the not ok !

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    1. Right Jaishree, parents must draw a line and should not allow the children to go beyond that limit. Thanks for the observations.

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