Thursday, 24 October 2013

Swelling Pride...


“God, what is wrong with this boy”, Matilta, Scott’s mum let out a sigh.

Scott was fourteen years old and from god-knows-from-where has developed a habit of dismantling all the electronic devices at home... Television... Computer... Microwave oven... Even washing machine and dishwasher...

That day Scott had laid his hands on keyboard. It was his dad’s gift on his seventh birthday.

“Matilda, let him dismantle and learn. I bet that someday he would be a great mechanic. He might even invent something”, her husband would always say.

They had, thus, let the child chase his dreams; with swelling pride. 

23 comments:

  1. And did he become a mechanic? :-P

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    1. May be he would...
      When he grows up...
      Too early to tell!

      Thanks Amrit :)

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  2. Very understanding and cool parenting. Wouldn't get that kind of reaction in our house. :)

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  3. I was thinking the same thing as Sandra. It takes a special kind of parent to deal with this so coolly.

    janet

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    1. But there are parents like them too...
      Thanks Janet :)

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  4. Thought provoking piece, well written.

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  5. Who would have thought only five lines could say so much? :)

    Priya @ Conversations

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  6. Dear Satya,

    A satisfying story with an open ended future. lovely.

    Aloha,

    Doug

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  7. Dear Satya,

    I only hope the boy can put together the things he dismantles. Good thing he has understanding parents. I would be upset if my son took apart my washing machine. Nice one.

    Shalom,

    Rochelle

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    1. Of course he will... He has that talent.. That's why parents are proud too..
      Thanks Rochelle for your comments and wonderful prompt!

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    2. I bet that he can put together...
      If not, his parents would be complaining and not supporting!!!

      All said...
      Thanks Rochelle for your comments and a wonderful prompt!

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  8. I need my dishwasher fixed. Would you send your boy round? Thank you. Good story. Realistic too. My brother used to make 'machines' using off-cuts of wood from our grandfather's shed. He used to add moving parts. He grew up to be a good mechanic and other things. You have spelled his mother's name in two different way, by the way: Matilta and Matilda. :)

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    1. About sending the boy... Lemme ask his parents!
      Thanks Annisil51 for your wonderul comments and the observation too!

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  9. Of course.. dismantling and assembling is the great school of life..

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    1. Very much indeed...
      Thanks Björn!

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  10. We must, as parents, encourage every dream.

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    1. Oh yes...
      Parents must...
      Thanks :)

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