make me a TV

first saw this story forwarded to me by mallika:

A teacher from Primary School asks her students to write a 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 is one of my students’ essay.’

‘Oh God, tonight I ask you something very special :

Make me into a television. I want to take its place and 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 theTV receives even 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, ensure that I can make them all happy and entertain them…
Lord I don’t ask you for much… I just want to live like a 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 !!!

yes, this is a situation many working parents like ourselves’ guilty of from time to time, if not most of the time. did a google search and found an anecdote which could possibly be the response of junior:

I asked my son who loves watching TV more than anything else he enjoys doing …I asked” How nice if I was a tv…You would watch me whole day!!!””

He replied..” I would take you and throw you out…”
I replied..” But why just think how nice if I was the tv we could be together because you love tv so much”

He replied” I would replace you because YOU WILL ONLY FEATURE THE INDIAN CHANNEL!!!”

that’s life and that’s juniors, both unpredictable many at times (:

One Reply to “make me a TV”

  1. I found this blog and this post more or less by chance but I’m glad I found it. There is not much that I have to comment on this post and if you like just delete it.
    The only thing I have to say is that this little essay the little boy wrote about his life and what he wished to be is unfortunately the reality of how more and more family lives look like and that is very very sad.
    I can see that very clearly without I have to far out.
    the modern media have changed family lives so much in compare to when I grew up or when I raised my son. There wasn’t the TV the center of the family. There were family and mostly outdoor activities the main entertainment. Kids had fun being outdoors and learning things and to explore their enviroment, the nature and wildlife close up and not just through the TV screen.
    It’s sad things have changed so much and it’s even sadder that it looks like things never will change back with all the new technologies and new medias.

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