My Mom and Dad

drawing“Anjali, do your homework”, shouted Meena at the top of her voice as she hurried along to prepare dinner after a long day at work. Usually it took a lot of effort to get Anjali to do her homework, but today was different. Smiling, Anjali took out her box of colour pencils and drawing book and began her drawing assignment.
After she’d finished cooking, Meena went to check on Anjali and was pleasantly surprised as she showed her a drawing of the two of them. Tears welled up in Meena’s eyes because beside her drawing, Anjali had scrawled “My Mom and Dad”
This post is written in response to the following prompt at Write Tribe.
mom and dad


30 responses to “My Mom and Dad”

  1. nice thoughts thanks for sharing with us

  2. Mom and Dad are favourite characters for most children’s drawings!

  3. Josly says:

    Nicely written!

  4. Sweet, brings back memories of my now-adult son when he was young.

  5. Such a lovely heartwarming tale, Reema!

  6. writershilpa says:

    So cute! Mom and dad are often the first pictures in a child’s art work!

  7. Vinitha says:

    So cute, Reema. You have narrated so well.

  8. inkingexpressions says:

    This was so simple and yet so touching!

  9. Obsessivemom says:

    This is the story of a single mom – right, who’s both mom and dad to the little girl?

  10. Nabanita says:

    Beautiful and I often did this as a child:)

  11. BellyBytes says:

    Children know just how to press the right buttons. You’ve captured this so well Reema.

  12. Blogging is the new poetry. I find it wonderful and amazing in many ways.

  13. Vinay Leo R. says:

    Children can be so amazing, so easily they lift our moods, and yet make us emotional. 🙂 Thank you for a lovely story to my prompt!

  14. such a cute read 🙂

  15. Haaye…………was my response to this cute post

  16. Neha says:

    This is so beautiful! Being a single parent is tough but such unexpected acknowledgement by your child makes it all worth it.

  17. upasna says:

    A Child must have wisdom in his thoughts. Touching; Life is not that easy for a single parent.

  18. Such a cute, crisp story. Loved it

  19. This is such a cute story. Kids love to draw their family and parents pics.

  20. Such a delightful short story. I wish all homework was like this…about creativity and imagination rather than stressful rote learning.

  21. Tina Basu says:

    How cute is that! I almost can visualize Bluey doing that in a years time!

  22. Shalzzz says:

    That’s so heartwarming! What a lovely tale! 🙂

  23. Neha Gupta says:

    Wow this is such a beautiful story. I believe its really difficult to write a short story as the essence has to be captured in very few words. And have done it very well. Lovely to come across your blog.

    Neha (Sharing our experiences)

  24. Undeniably a beautiful story, Reema 🙂

  25. aseemrastogi2 says:

    That’s truly beautiful and heartwarming :).

  26. alpanadeo says:

    Frankly speaking I wanted to read more only for one reason..if you can capture the emotion so beautifully in such a short story then how a full length story will be?

    Loved reading it. Kids are the messanger of God. They are so pure and always speak from their heart..

  27. alubhujiablog says:

    Seems that the child’s dad is away and she is missing him too much , coloured pencils and dad’s memory color the child’s heart too

  28. There couldn’t be a better picture. Mom and Dad are like superheroes to their kids. Loved it!

  29. mahekg says:

    Its such small things which bring utmost happiness 🙂

  30. RamyaRao says:

    Beautiful story. Children tend to draw their parents / family first often.

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