Now here's another project with a cute story. This past Saturday, my building played host to a Republic Day Carnival. Residents were invited to put up stalls to sell food/ products or anything they chose. I had such a stash of cards and crafts that I decided to put up a handmade cards stall.
I was interested to find that my market consisted largely of young girls, ranging from age 5 to 14. The younger ones brought their mama's to buy them something while the older ones dug into their pockets for money for their purchases. One little 5 year old called Saanvi came by and got her mom to buy her a card which came with a decorated box. She was delighted with her purchase and ran off to show her friends.
One of Saanvi's friends was little Khushi. Khushi brought her mom by and carefully scanned all the items on offer. Sadly she turned to her mother and said, 'All the boxes are over, Mama. I want a box like Saanvi" . Her mom replied, "It's alright Khushi, why don't you take this pretty card, it has a box envelope. That's just like a box." Khushi reluctantly accepted the compromise and took the alternative.
A few moments later, Khushi and mom returned. Khushi had tears in her eyes and was clinging to her mother's hands. Her mother told me, "Sunehra, Khushi really really wants a box, she's so sad she's crying. Would it be possible for you to make a box especially for her?"
I looked at sad little Khushi, all teary-eyed and said, 'Of course Khushi, don't be sad. I'll get you your box on Monday'. Khushi immediately ran off to tell her friends.
Have a great week folks!
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