A child’s wish (A small story)
A Primary School teacher asks her pupils to write an essay
“what wish do you want from God?” At the end of the day, the teacher
collects all the essays given by her pupils. She takes them to her
house, sits and marking them. while marking the essays, the teacher
sees a strange essay written by one of her pupils. That essay made
her very emotional. Her husband comes and sits beside her and saw
her crying. The husband asked her wife “What happened?”
She answered “Read this. It is one of my pupil’s essay.”
“Oh God, Make me into a Television.
I want to live like the TV in my house.
In my house, the TV is very valuable. All of my family members
sit around it. They are very interested in it.
When the TV is talking, my parents listen to it happily and calmly.
They dont shout at the TV. They dont quarrel with the TV.
They dont slap at the TV. So I want to become a TV.
The TV is the center of attraction in my house.
I want to receive the same special care that the TV receives from
my parents. Even when it is not working, the TV has a lot of value.
When my dad and mom come home, immediately they sit
in front of the TV, switch on it and spend hours.
The TV is stealing the time of my dad and my mom.
If I become a TV, they will spend their time with me.
While watching the TV, my parents laugh a lot and they smile
many times. But I want my parents should laugh and smile with me.
So please make me into a TV. .
And last but not least, If I become a TV, surely I can make my parents
happy and entertain them. Lord I don’t ask you anything. I just want to
live like a TV. Please make me into a TV.”
The husband completed reading the essay.
He said “My God, poor kid. He feels loneliness. He did not receive
enough love and care from his parents. His parents are horrible”.
The eyes of the primary School teacher filled with tears.
She looked at her husband and said “Our son wrote this essay”.