The fun and enjoyment remained the same"We have so many things to enjoy nowadays but how you used to enjoy in those days Papa?" Little Rohan asked his father.
"We used to enjoy just like you Rohan, there was no dearth in our enjoyment when we were children."
"But there were no video games, no online games and no mobile phones during those days, so how did you enjoy? I feel it must be quite boring to spend time those days, isn't it?"
"It's not quite as you think dear, though the technology was not comparable to these days we had many things that have been replaced by modern technologies now."
"I see, but can you show me something that you think is replaced by technologies?"
Rishi was thinking about what to show at this moment as Rohan is 11 years old and since childhood, he has been handling his mobile device quite often. Interrupting the conversation, Rohan's mother Ankita entered the room and wanted to know whether Rohan has asked for any gift from Santa this Christmas. On hearing this, Rohan made a serious expression and answered – "I am thinking what to ask for. You know, I am having so many gadgets and whatever I wish is available online which I can order anytime so I am quite confused about what to ask for this time around."
Rishi and Ankita laughed at the expression of Rohan and said him to decide quickly so that Santa can deliver it on time. Rohan again said "I do not know how Santa manages to deliver all the stuff to the kids on time and fulfil all their wishes. I wish to go to his place once and see his store where he keeps all the gifts."
The interesting observation of Rohan made his parents nod in admiration and they said we hope your wish may come true someday. Rishi went inside their bedroom and came with an item covering it with his hands and handed it over to Rohan. Rishi asked, "Do you know what is it?"
Rohan exclaimed! "Wow! A cute red camera. Does it work now?"
"No, this is not faulty I hope but films are not available nowadays and that's why we cannot use the camera". Rishi remembered the Konica pop was a Christmas gift from his uncle and began telling the story behind this camera to Rohan. Rohan patiently listened as Rishi explained how they had a big Christmas party at their home with a lot of friends, goodies, gifts and of course a big Christmas cake.
"You see, not much has changed. This time also we will be having a Christmas party with your friends and our relatives where there will be many gifts, lots of fun and your favourite Christmas cake.
"Right you are, the atmosphere and the feelings will be the same and all of us will enjoy." Rohan smiled happily and started to inspect the "cute red camera" closely.
This is an entry to the contest A Christmas story for children