Little Johny and the Bubble Bath
Little Johny was a cute and charming young boy and was loved by everyone. He never troubled his mother and played all day with his toys. He used to spend the entire day playing on the floor and the dirt and dust on the floor made him dirty. In spite of his mother’s repeated requests he did not want to take bath. He always made many excuses to avoid taking a bath.
One day he was looking very dirty and his hair was shabby, so his mother kissed him gently and said – “Today I will give you a bubble bath.”
Little Johny had many excuses not to have a bath. So he replied innocently – “But I will take my big yellow ball too in the bath tub.”
His mother agreed happily and said – “Yes, you can take it.”
Now Little Johny’s face got pale.
He was thinking his mother would not allow the toys in the bath tub and then he too would be saved from water.
He thought of an idea. He added –“But I will only take bath with the fish and duck.”
“WHAT?” his mother’s eyes almost popped out.”
She replied helplessly – “I can get FISH somehow, but how will I bring a DUCK?”
Little Johny jumped with joy to hear this. He said-“Oh! my dear mother, I will not have bath without a fish and duck.”
His mother thought for a while and replied – “Promise me, you will take bath after having the fish and the duck in your bath tub.”
“I promise.” And Little Johny jumped with joy and ran to his room.
After some time his mother came and said – “Your beautiful golden fish and a snow white duck are waiting for you in the tub.”
Oh! you are great,” said Little Johny.
“But you have to keep your eyes open in the bath tub,” his mother smiled and said.
“Why not?” Little Johny immediately closed his eyes, held his mother’s hand and walked excitedly towards the bathroom.
When he got in the tub, he opened his eyes happily. But after seeing the toy duck and the toy fish, he cried loud up to the sky.
He splashed the water angrily with his hands and cool droplets of water covered his face all over.
He felt delighted.
“Oh! It’s lovely,” he said and he soaked himself in the tub and started playing with bubble bath.
His mother asked cheerfully -“Which animals should I bring tomorrow?”
He looked at his mother and cried joyfully-“Nothing! bubble bath is wonderful and I’ll have it daily.”
And they both laughed loudly.- Total nr. of readings: 4,479 Copyright © The author  All Rights Reserved. This story may not be reproduced without the express written permission of the author except for personal use.
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