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Nivedita Das

Abstract Children Stories Drama


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Nivedita Das

Abstract Children Stories Drama


Little Celebrations

Little Celebrations

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There had been a time when I wanted to celebrate my daughter's birthday, but now I was apprehensive about it. She had a strong desire and had expressed her wish months ago, but this pandemic had ruined all the plans. I tried to convince her about the situations and she agreed tearfully, which I had not expected my little girl suddenly seemed grown-up.

The morning of her birthday she was sad still answered all the phone calls cheerfully. Then her class-teacher called she understood how terrible her five-year-old student felt inside and discussed the same with me. I baked a cake as planned earlier but a little bigger. I ordered a few things from the local departmental store to be gift wrapped and delivered. In the evening my little girl got dressed with a t of persuasions, the room was decorated with balloons and streamers, her father had put some decorative illuminations in front of our entrance too. At around six she cut the cake and heard the honking of vehicles outside, my curious daughter ran outside and was wildly surprised to see her teacher and friends wearing masks with their parents in scooters and cars lined up in the street. Seeing her they clapped and wished her. They came one by one and put flowers and gifts on the garden chairs. I had packed cake and chocolates and return gifts which I put on the swing and instructed them to take maintaining social distance.

My daughter smiled and waved and her squeals and laughter became merged with her friends, running towards their parents as they waited in their vehicles to take them home. My little girl's smile had thankfully returned. 


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