Play- #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

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Jaya’s eyes shone happily when her father opened the package with the red bow right before her eyes. With eager hands, she reached into the white box and lifted out the tiny mechanical dog that stood inside, its little tail wagging as soon as she pushed the button on its belly. Squealing in joy, she ran to the kitchen to show it to her mother, who smiled at her daughter.

Jaya played with it all day long and by evening, she noticed that one ear of the tiny dog looked a bit scuffed. Her six-year-old frame went looking for a person to help her clean the toy. She found her dad sitting on the couch, his eyes glued to the game on the TV. He reached out, absentmindedly patted Jaya and shushed her saying, ‘Later, sweetie. I am watching the game.’

Her steps turned to her mother, who sat with her phone, reading the latest updates on the Web. She smiled at Jaya and said, ‘Sure sweetie. In a minute.’ Jaya stood for a whole five minutes and it never came. That minute.

Trotting away to a quiet corner, Jaya sat and looked at the dog and said, ‘Let’s just play with each other. Everyone seems really busy.’

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A-Z Challenge 2015

My theme for the Challenge this year is

Alternate Angles

 

 

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44 thoughts on “Play- #AtoZChallenge @AprilA2Z

    1. What’s worse is that they justify it by making sure the kids are up to date with the latest gadgets and say ‘ this is the tech age.’ Yet, they forget that children will remember our hugs and kisses the most, not the gifts that we bought them πŸ™

  1. Poor Jaya! Blaming technology is not fair. Many parents indulge in chatting with each other and forget to pay attention to their tots. It is a sad state.

  2. A touching story but sadly a reality in many homes. Children are growing up too soon, disillusioned and sad.

  3. This happens to most kids these days. Thanks for reminding us parents to be careful next time something like this comes up.

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