Parenting Stories

The son and the TV

This is a curated story from one of the million forwards that each one of us receives. yet, it is so apt, we could not stop ourselves from sharing it here too.

A teacher from Primary School asks her students to write an essay about what they would like God to do for them…

At the end of the day, while marking the essays, she read one that made her very emotional. Her husband, who had just walked in, saw her crying and asked her, “What happened?”

She answered, “Read this. It’s one of my student’s essay.”

The essayy went like this: “Oh God, tonight I ask you something very special: Make me into a television. I want to take its place:

I want to live like the TV in my house. Have my own special place, And have my family around ME. To be taken seriously when I talk….

I want to be the centre of attention and be heard without interruptions or questions. I want to receive the same special care that the TV receives when it is not working. Have the company of my dad when he arrives home from work, even when he is tired.

And I want my mom to want me when she is sad and upset, instead of ignoring me… And… I want my brothers to fight to be with me… I want to feel that family just leaves everything aside, every now and then, just to spend some time with me. And last but not least, make it such that I can make them all happy and entertain them…

Lord I don’t ask you for much… I just want to live like every TV.”

At that moment the husband said, “My God, poor kid. What horrible parents!”

The wife looked up at him and said, “That essay is our son’s!!! ”

Now that’s a painful one. Is it true for you? You know it better than anyone would!

The Author

Narendra Goidani

Narendra Goidani

Narendra Goidani, a.k.a Naren, is a dreamer and a people lover. An unshakable optimist he strives towards building a better world where everyone has a beautiful story to tell. He strongly believes that incredible parenting can change everyone human being’s life journey to something phenomenol. And that is his “Why” for building Wow Parenting.

A doting father to three dream-like kids, he brings you all his passion, insights, and lots of love in our online parenting course.

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