The notorious and mischievous boyRaj was a mischievous child. He always did something notorious and then posed innocent. Sometimes Veena, his mother, became angry with him. Raj knew it well and with his soft touch and smiling face he always made his mother to forgive him and grant him whatever he liked. But today was a different day as mother found that Raj was avoiding the brushing of teeth after the dinner in the night. Veena did not like it and told him that he has to do it without fail and she would check it daily. Raj was uncomfortable. He never liked brushing. Raj was an intelligent boy. That day after the dinner he took some paste on the brush and went to the mother pretending as if he was brushing and when mother smiled to him he went back to the bathroom and threw the paste in the sink and washed the brush and kept it back and went to bed. Raj forgot to flush the paste in the sink.
After completing work Veena entered the bathroom and washed her hands. The paste caught her attention and it alarmed her. Had Raj thrown it and just went to bed without brushing. Veena was perturbed. Now Raj was up to the new tricks to deceive her. Veena was thinking and some idea flashed in her mind.
Next morning, Raj got up and straight went to mother and told her that he was feeling hungry. Veena told him to freshen up and then he will get the breakfast. after 10-15 minutes Raj came out from the bathroom. Veena served him a cup of milk. Raj was waiting for other things but nothing was in sight.
"Where is my toast and egg, Mummy?", Raj asked.
"No toast and egg today, dear. Only milk. The night you do not paste, next morning will be like this only.", Veena retorted.
Raj was stupefied. How can Mummy do that? He was just thinking as how she knew that he threw the paste. It was a riddle for him.
Raj felt good as during lunch there was no restriction. It was Sunday. Raj did his homework and then went out to play with friends in the park. In the night there was no restriction in the diner also and after dinner Raj went to bathroom and took paste on brush and started to brush the teeth. He wanted that mother should see it so he went to the kitchen and continued brushing. Veena saw him and told that he should complete it in the bathroom only as it would spill out from the mouth and make the place dirty. Raj went back to bathroom. Next morning Raj found everything normal at the breakfast and found the mother smiling at him lovingly.
I have used the pair photograph by Umesh.
This is my entry for the pair photo contest part-2.