What I want to be?

 

 

Synopsis:

All kids have this dream of being someone. A usual phenomenon in the brain that gets fed from childhood.. I want to be this and that…

Here’s the journey of a cute little boy Sammy’s with his genie in his dreamland where he discovers what he can and what he must go through to achieve that…..

After all, he had to win the grandma’s surprise gift….

Story:

Sammy was a sweet boy of 5 years old. He loved painting, cycling and seeing his favorite cartoons… Now he was all set to enter his primary classes.

Vacation was approaching and as always every year Sammy and his cousins would visit grandma for 15 days in a year. Sammy was all excited as he was all set ready to share his experiences with his dearest grandma. After all, he was the smallest of all the cousins.

Grandma at her home had made all delicacies for her dearest grandchildren and her special pudding as a gift to someone special. After all, she had planned a special task for all her grandchildren…

Grandma lived in a beautiful village with lush green coconut trees, cows, green paddy fields.. Kids would often get a drink of the fresh coconut waters right from the trees, milk the cows and get a tour of the paddy fields…..

All the kids arrived with great happiness. It was late in the evening and all of them were tired. They had a great supper prepared by their grandma…

Grandma said, ok children now have a good night sleep and look for an envelope in your rooms… there is a surprise!!!!

Wow, grandma surprise!!!! Yes, and we will talk about this tomorrow at the breakfast table …

All the kids went to their rooms. Sammy’s room had a lovely view of the sky … he opened the balcony and breathed the fresh air. He then looked at the envelope grandma had kept for all.

The topic to be discussed the next day was What do you want to be when you grow up?” Sammy always had many things in his young mind on whom he wanted to be …

Sammy lay in his bed gazing at the stars. He closed his eyes but his mind was wandering on the question grandma had asked…

As he fell asleep… he started dreaming ..ok I want to be Doctor… What? said a voice, doctor? a genie whom Sammy always liked in his cartoons…

Do you know you have to put in so much of hard work and have to be on duty even at night… are you ready to do that? asked the genie

Sammy said  Oh no .. I can’t do so much of studying and can’t stay too late at night…

Ok… Then how about being an engineer? After all, I like playing with tools

 

Genie said: you have to live and breathe machines. You will have to all time do checks of machines.. instead, your brains will have to function like them…

Oh, no said Sammy… ok so what about being a teacher. That’s fairly an easy job

Genie said What a teacher?? Sammy, aren’t you the naughtiest kid in the class?

Do you know what it takes to handle so many kids… You need to know everything in the book and outside. Kids ask so many questions.

You will have no vacations. You will be loaded with huge exam papers to correct, prepare report cards and also study for the class…

Sammy said what .. yes that’s true…He and genie discussed on multiple options of professions like being an actor, scientist, banker and what not.

Genie then held Sammy’s hand and said, Sammy, you have a long way to go… You are now a small kid.. enjoy your childhood. You have lots of time to think of this…

You now have to study, play with your friends, do your hobby, develop your likings and eventually a day will come when you know exactly what you want to be…

As the dream passed by, the ray of morning sun hit Sammy’s eyes… he slowly rubbed his eyes and sat on his bed. The morning chirps of birds and fresh air in the garden was just a perfect morning.

Sammy opened the balcony and stood there looking at the beautiful sight he always wanted to see…

Grandma came from behind and said “Good Morning Sammy, hope you had a good night sleep. Yes, grandma. I feel fresh…

Alright then see you soon at the breakfast table…

Grandma had made lovely breakfast.. french toast, pudding, fresh coconut water from their farm… The kids had a lovely breakfast…

Grandma then said, kids hope you have read the surprise letter in your rooms. Let’s meet at 11 am to know your thoughts. All the kids assembled in the courtyard.

Grandma sat on her rocking chair. Sammy and his six cousins Ryan, Tina, Charles, Rommie, Sia, and Bryan sat in circles…

Grandma said, Ryan since you are the eldest you start first. All the children told their wish to be when they grow up.

Some wanted to be a scientist, some writer, poet, singer …. and finally, it was Sammy;s turn…

Grand ma asked so Sammy’s what’s your thought on this .. I know that you are too small for this, but you are a part of the group. So you also will have to tell your thoughts.

Sammy looked at Grand Ma.. and said, I would like to be my myself, Sammy .. I have a long way to go. I have to still explore the world to know exactly what I want to be.

For now, I just want to be myself and enjoy my life with all of you, my friends, do what I like to do… But one day Grand ma I will grow big and will come and tell you what I want to be?

Grand ma gave a smile.. her eyes were filled with tears. She stood up and gave a big hug to Sammy. She ran her hand over his head and said, Dear child, I always knew you that you will be someone big in life.

She announced that Sammy will get the surprise cake as she found him to be the best of all .. All the cousins hugged Sammy and tossed him in the air…  they all had the lovely cake Grandma had made…

As days passed by the vacation also came to an end and all the kids bid goodbye to grandma… Sammy was sad to leave but he also remembered what the genie had to told him…

He kissed grandma goodbye and said grandma, this is a special gift I bought for you. Thank you for everything… he waved a goodbye and promised to see her soon next year…..

Grandma waved her hand and gave a flying kiss as Sammy’s car drove outside her house…….