Once, during a rainy day, little Aditi asked her mother,
“Mom, can I go and play in the rain?”
“No dear, you will catch a cold and fall sick!” mom explained.
“But I can see Ritu out there!” claimed Adu, pointing from the window.
Mom gave the same reason, she had used hundred times before, “She is older and she is stronger.”
“But I am strong too! You said so yourself, yesterday when I was crying!” she exclaimed.
“Now don’t act smart.” said mom plainly.
“Please, mom!! If I fall sick this time, I will never ask for anything. I will listen to whatever you say.” pleaded Adu.
“And you will obey everything that I say.” Demanded mom.
“Yes, mamma! Everything! But does this mean that if I don’t fall sick, I don’t have to listen to you at all??” enquired little Adu.
Mom was perplexed. She stared at her daughter half amused, half confused.
“I am just joking mamma! I will always listen to you, I am a good girl!” and she hugged her Mumma and ran outdoors in the rain!
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