Suketu Learns about Thankfulness
Mother: I knew you would be hungry after the ball game, so I made some cookies especially for you.
Suketu: Cookies! I want to eat them all.
Mother: Suketu, haven’t you forgotten to say something?
Suketu: Me forget something? I thought you forgot something. Why didn’t you give me some milk with the cookies.
Mother: You forgot to say thank you for the cookies. I was in the kitchen all afternoon baking them.
Suketu: Hey! That’s your job mom. Moms are suppose to take care of their kids. Why do I need to say thank you? Can you get me some milk? I am thirsty, real thirsty mom.
Mother: Suketu, I don’t have to do anything for you. I do things for you, because I love you.
Suketu: I am your child, so you have to do things for me.
Mother: I never thought I would have a child that was so unthankful.
Suketu: You want thanks, then listen. Thank you. Thank you. Thank you so much.
Mother: You don’t deserve any cookies, you don’t deserve anything. Go directly to bed.
( Suketu exits slowly)
Mother: Suketu needs to learn a lesson on thankfulness. I just want him to be a good Jain boy.
Suketu: Rats, here I am stuck in my room with nothing to do.
(Swati calls from outside)
Swati: Hey, Suketu! What are you doing up there?
(Suketu goes to the window)
Suketu: I got in trouble, because my mom thinks I am not thankful enough. Can you believe that, just because I told her it was her responsibility to make me cookies.
Swati: You know Suketu, your mom worked awfully hard to make those cookies. She even canceled a few of her afternoon plans.
Suketu: You mean she gave up spending time with her friends to make cookies for me!
Swati: That’s right!
Suketu: Oh no! I yelled at her when she told me I should be thankful. I need to go and apologize right now! (he runs out of the room and goes to his mom)
Suketu: I am so sorry, mom. Thank you so much for making the cookies. I was being selfish. You really are the best mom in the whole world!
Mother: It is all right Suketu. I am glad you have learned your lesson.
(Both hug each other)