Of Wishes and Genies

Once upon a time, a little boy found an old plastic box (carefully preserved by his mommy, to store whatever-manages-to-fit-inside at unspecified-later-date).

To make things interesting, his Mommy said to him: ‘Rub the box and see if a Genie appears!’

The little boy is very excited, and rubs the box vigorously. The mommy jumps with bang, and announced, in a booming voice: ‘I am the Genie. Make a wish, little master’.

The boy did not flinch. He replied, ‘I wish for Princess Jasmine’

The mommy gaped!

The boy repeated himself: ‘I said, I wish for Princess Jasmine. She lives THERE’ (pointing towards the TV).

So off went the mommy, to make his little wish come true… to turn the TV on to seek Princess Jasmine!

Incidentally, it snowed that day, and there was no signal ๐Ÿ˜ฆ so the Genie was quite powerless!

And then, Voila! Youtube rescued the Genie.

And this is what the little boy watched:


End of story!


23 thoughts on “Of Wishes and Genies

  1. all mothers lie to their children and they expect their children to be truthful. Hmmppph !!! this world, I tell you !! ๐Ÿ˜€

    Btw, I wouldve wished for Jasmine too.

    Btw, didnt you write something on these lines before ???

    Me: LOL @ you wishing for Jasmine too! Go switch on that TV. Btw, it was Youtube that came to our rescue! Good memory too, Vim. This is the other Aladin-wala link: https://writerzblock.wordpress.com/2009/10/22/why-i-think-hes-a-baby-and-why-he-isnt/

  2. Cute! your son seems to know what he wants already!

    Me: Absolutely, Shweta. He has his priorities right! Though, for a moment, the Genie was stunned that a 3-year-old is asking for Jasmine! Sigh!!

  3. Reminds of my friend’s son who used to ask her why u nudging me Mamma in public…Kids are smart so are the Mommies:))

    Me: LOL! Whoever said ‘Kids do the darnest things’ was dead right!!

  4. That was lovely ๐Ÿ˜€
    Smart mommy and a very smart son ๐Ÿ™‚

    Keep up the good work.


    Me: Thank you, Chatterbox (now, isn’t that a nice name ๐Ÿ™‚ ) Mommy trying hard to keep pace with sonny, often lags behind!!

  5. So sweet! ๐Ÿ˜€

    He is very clever and knows exactly what he wants!! ๐Ÿ˜‰
    All the best Pallu for his teenage years!!! ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰ ๐Ÿ˜‰

    Me: Oh THANK YOU, Pix. You’re the only one to understand the mommy’s anxieties ๐Ÿ™‚

  6. The Arabian Nights reinvented, eh? Except the genie needed a wee bit of help from the fairy (god) mother, this time. Of all the Disney princess Jasmine is my favorite too, ‘cos I feel she is the spunkiest of ’em all.

    Me: Lol! ‘Re-invented’ is a good word. Jasmine is indeed spunky, me likes her too!

  7. little boy or big boys..all men’s life ambitions seems to be the same..getting princess Jasmine ..;)

    Me: Lol! Unfortunately, it remains an ‘unfulfilled ambition’ for most!

    1. I would have rather had him ask for sweets and chocolates , Saritha!! Jasmine is something I definitely cannot find for him ๐Ÿ™‚ He has to do that on his own!! Lol!

  8. Poor genie alomst had it if not for youtube. Quick thinking there genie!!

    He he, makes me feel kinda sorry for genies..having to grant all sorts of wishes!!

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