blab, curious, funny, stories, Toddlers

Missing Stories

It was a sunny afternoon and the little boy was wandering aimlessly and bored in the veranda of his house. Just then his grandma appeared and sensed the restlessness in him.She walked over to him and lovingly made him sit over her lap and asked “My dear, I can tell you a story if you are bored”. The word story thrilled the boy and he immediately nodded a yes.

The grandma started “Once upon a time a thirsty crow was”, just then the boy interrupted by saying” I know this one granny. Something else”.The grandma replied “Alright then. Once upon a time a hungry fox saw a bunch of grapes hanging”, when the boy again interrupted by saying” I know this one granny. Something else”.

The grandma lost a little of her patience “Ok! Jack and the Beanstalk”, to which the boy screamed loudly saying” I know this one also granny. Something else”.

That was it, the grandma couldn’t think of any newer stories and didn’t know what to do.She got an idea. “My dear i am feeling very thirsty, can you please get me a glass of water?”. The boy on hearing this raced towards the kitchen to fetch the water. In the meantime, the grandma raced silently to the bedroom and covered herself from head to toe with the blanket.

The boy came back to the veranda with the water but was unable to find his grandma. He then started to look for her, when he met his mom . She asked him what he was looking for and on hearing how grandma was missing before she could tell him a story, she was saddened and offered to tell him a story.

Super excited by this, the boy hugged and sat down beside her. She started, “Little Red Riding wood was”, the boy interrupted by saying” I know this one Ma. Something else”.

“Alright”, she whispered and continued “Aladdin was a poor boy”, to which the boy once again interrupted by saying” I know this one Ma, the magic lamp story right. Something else”.

The mother now seemed to realize why the grandma suddenly disappeared. She told the boy, “My dear, I too need some more water. Can you please fetch one?”. The boy rushed to get the water, during which time the mother raced silently to the bedroom and pulled the blanket over her. That’s when she felt the warmth of the grandma too. Now there were two people hiding from the boy.

Returning to the veranda and finding his mom also missing. He just began to search for her, when he met his father. The father heard the story of the missing ladies and offered to tell stories for the boy.

The boy was all happy and the father began “A tortoise and the Hare were”, not letting him complete his sentence the boy yelled “I know this one Pa, the hare will lose. Something else”.

The father continued “A tired cap-seller”, and once again came the interruption “Oh yeah, the monkeys one. Something else please”.

The father understood, why his mom and wife got missing, he then used the same trick “My dear, today seems very hot. Can you please get some water”? The boy ran to fetch, by when the father also raced to the same bedroom and pulled over the blanket when he realized two other people were also hiding in there”

The boy was disappointed on his return when he couldn’t find his father too. He then decided that it was better to take a nap and walked over to the same bedroom.

He heard mysterious giggling and chattering sounds coming from beneath the blanket. The boy was a little scared. He slowly mustered courage and pulled the blanket from the bed.

He was shocked to see all the people who were missing sometime back lying and smiling weirdly at him. Having been caught red handed by the boy, each of them confessed to him that they had run out of stories, since he knew all of them.

Suddenly the father got the idea of taking him to the library, the world filled with new and never ending stories.

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Detective stories, safety, signs, Toddlers

Signaling Safety

Summer vacations had begun!

Cosmo and his friends were busy racing on their wheels: cycles, scooters, drag cars and other ride-on vehicles throughout the day.

On one such day Cosmo’s friend met with a minor injury by skidding over a slippery surface near the car parking area.That was it! A rule was henceforth set for everyone,  “Helmets, or no wheels”!

Cosmo tried to explain to his family that the car wash was being done in the parking area and hence there was always some stagnant water which made the surface slippery .

They didn’t seem to bother much about the cause of the accident but laid heavy importance to the helmet rule. This made Cosmo unhappy. 

 To distract him family had planned a visit to the aero-museum . Cosmo was thrilled to see the different planes and helicopters exhibited. The flight simulation experience had super excited him. They returned back home happily with many good memories,  some printed and others etched in their minds.  

That evening Cosmo took Chew for an walk along with his other friends . As Cosmo was narrating to them about all the fun he had at the museum, they were wanting to see the pictures .

Cosmo got them home to show the same when Chew jumped over and started chewing and tearing apart the pictures.   Cosmo tried to stop him, but it didn’t help. He was left with no choice but to wait until Chew gave up by himself .

Soon after Cosmo tried to arrange the pieces of the photos together when something interesting caught his eyes.Each aircraft had a symbol to help identify the country it belonged to. Additionally a danger symbol was flashing near the propellers to alert people to stay away from it. This gave him an idea! 

He soon pulled out his drawing kit and painted out a flashy red circle. Next he rushed over to the car parking and hung it right at it’s entrance. 

Now onwards this symbol would warn everyone ahead that they need to be watchful around this slippery place. 

Cosmo had ensured everyone’s safety. 

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Toddlers

Chew,the Dog

Cosmo was always seen playing with his favorite fur toy“Pet Rabbit”. Inherited from his aunt, Cosmo had become almost inseparable from it.

One day a neighbor dropped by their home along with her dog named “Chew” who was chewing and tearing apart everything lying around, Cosmo immediately disliked him.

Hell broke loose when Chew, chewed up “Pet Rabbit” and tore up one of its ears . Cosmo and Chew yelled and barked loudly that the whole house was filled with screams and cries. It took a long time to calm down Cosmo, but “Pet Rabbit” had a tough time, it was not possible to mend his broken ear properly.

Time had passed by and Cosmo  seemed to have forgotten about it. He was having a rather busy week with the school’s special activity class wherein he had learnt about a very special super glue which could mend anything. That seemed to be the solution.

He rushed back home looking for “Pet Rabbit” but couldn’t find it. Where was it? He searched in all the regular places:under the bed, between the pillows, on the sofa corner, inside the kitchen rack, below the shoe stand and over the TV stand. Nope, he couldn’t find it!Tears began to roll down his eyes.

Family helped him search too, but no luck! The Pet Rabbit was declared missing and Cosmo was deeply saddened.

One day while watering the plants he suddenly saw a long brown ear like thing peeping from one flower pot. He knew what it was and yelled happily “Found it! Found It “and pulled it towards him. Alas! It was just the bitten ear of “Pet Rabbit”. An idea struck him.

He begged his mom to be immediately taken to Chew’s house. She was confused at the weirdness, since she re-collected their last unpleasant visit and refused to go .Cosmo wouldn’t listen and she had to give up. Within minutes they were ringing the bell of Chew’s door.

Once the door opened, Cosmo raced towards Chew and held the bitten ear right under his nose. Chew sniffed it well and started to walk out of their door and towards  Cosmo’s home.

Chew then made way towards a bag full of laundry clothes and started digging into it. Cosmo got the clue!

He emptied its contents and one by one the dirty clothes fell and there along with it, “Pet rabbit” had made it’s way too. Wow! Cosmo couldn’t believe his eyes; he had found him!

Cosmo hugged Chew and now onwards he was allowed any time entry into his house, chew permissions on the “Pet Rabbit”  included!

 

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Detective stories, Toddlers

Clever Cosmo

Cosmo was a three-year-old naughty boy with a sprouting vocabulary and beaming curiosity. He was constantly in search of something and always  found clever ways out of them.Here are some of the jolly blab-ventures ofClever Cosmo”

The Pet Rabbit

Cosmo was always seen playing with his favourite fur toy“Pet Rabbit”. Inherited from his aunt, Cosmo had become almost inseparable from it.

One day a neighbor dropped by their home along with her dog named “Chew” who was chewing and tearing apart everything lying around, Cosmo immediately disliked him.

Hell broke loose when Chew, chewed up “Pet Rabbit” and tore up one of its ears . Cosmo and Chew yelled and barked loudly that the whole house was filled with screams and cries. It took a long time to calm down Cosmo, but “Pet Rabbit” had a tough time, it was not possible to mend his broken ear properly.

Time had passed by and Cosmo  seemed to have forgotten about it. He was having a rather busy week with the school’s special activity class wherein he had learnt about a very special super glue which could mend anything. That seemed to be the solution.

He rushed back home looking for “Pet Rabbit” but couldn’t find it. Where was it? He searched in all the regular places:under the bed, between the pillows, on the sofa corner, inside the kitchen rack, below the shoe stand and over the TV stand. Nope, he couldn’t find it!Tears began to roll down his eyes. 

Family helped him search too, but no luck! The Pet Rabbit was declared missing and Cosmo was deeply saddened.

One day while watering the plants he suddenly saw a long brown ear like thing peeping from one flower pot. He knew what it was and yelled happily “Found it! Found It “and pulled it towards him. Alas! It was just the bitten ear of “Pet Rabbit”. An idea struck him.

He begged his mom to be immediately taken to Chew’s house. She was confused at the weirdness, since she re-collected their last unpleasant visit and refused to go .Cosmo wouldn’t listen and she had to give up. Within minutes they were ringing the bell of Chew’s door.

Once the door opened, Cosmo raced towards Chew and held the bitten ear right under his nose. Chew sniffed it well and started to walk out of their door and towards  Cosmo’s home.

Chew then made way towards a bag full of laundry clothes and started digging into it. Cosmo got the clue!

He emptied its contents and one by one the dirty clothes fell and there along with it, “Pet rabbit” had made it’s way too. Wow! Cosmo couldn’t believe his eyes; he had found him! 

Cosmo hugged Chew and now onwards he was allowed any time entry into his house, chew permissions included! 

blab, circus, clown, cook, Toddlers

Clown Cook

News had spread that the famous Jumbo circus was performing the world’s most fascinating show tonight. This was going to be the last show of the year.

There was a huge rush at the ticket counters. Everybody was thrilled to watch this show, since they will have to wait for one more year to watch the remarkable performances once again.

The show was to start at seven o clock in the night and both the adults and children were excited to watch it.  The seats at the venue were arranged in a circular fashion around a muddy arena. Many stalls to eat and drink were available with popcorn being everybody’s favorite. Just then, a bell rang loudly which made everyone rush quickly to their seats.

The show was going to begin.

A team of acrobats welcomed the audience and enthralled them with their balancing acts. They walked over ropes and displayed the trapeze act, which amused everybody. Next the jugglers and the cyclists joined in with newer twists and turns in their act. Soon after the knife thrower stunned the crowd with his remarkable performance.

The visual treat from the amazing fire breathers and fire dancers left the audience dazzled. The magic tricks then popped in and the “Vanishing bird-cage” was most liked.

Then came from nowhere a group of clowns: red, white and yellow-faced. They were carrying a big pressure cooker, some spoons, jars, a fridge, knife and cutting board.  Everyone was wondering what this could be? People began guessing; “Perhaps cooking?” said one. To which another replied,” You mean cooking in a circus show, by these clowns!”. Somebody announced,” Look they are wearing the chef cap and it seems like they are really cooking. The fire is lit”.

Yes, the most unusual “Clown Cook” act had begun.

One Clown opened a jar titled “Jungle book”, and took a handful of something from it and poured into the cooker. Next they opened jars “Alice in wonderland”, “Disney Cars and Planes “,” Spiderman”and” Superman” and emptied them into the cooker.

Later, they washed something like a vegetable. However, the glowing label “Iron man” was stuck on to it. They chopped it well and put them into the cooker too. They opened the fridge and cubes of “Dora”, “Chota Bheem “, “Noddy” and “Tom and Jerry” were stirred into it. With this the cooker’s lid was finally closed and the whistle placed.

The crowd was curious to know what was cooking. Suddenly they heard weird noises : giggles, laughs, cries, shrieks, squeals etc. as the whistle blew. After three whistles, the cooker was turned off. Soon the clowns emptied the contents of the cooker into a big vessel and sprinkled some special characters like “. -*?!” all over it.

Next, they gave everybody white paper plates and announced, “Ladies and Gentlemen, food will be served now”. The audience turned suspicious. They were wondering if they really had to eat this dish now. Disbelieved , shocked and surprised they were both reluctant and at the same time curious to taste the dish.

Suddenly their plates jerked and the food on their plates started to wriggle and move around. Nobody could believe their eyes. With their jaws dropped and mouths wide open, they were dumbstruck.

The plates were filled with stories! Oh yes, the Clown Cooks had Cooked stories ☺

The audience split into laughter and went back home with some lip smacking fun-taste-tic stories.

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bees, mission, nectar, sweet, Toddlers

Sweeter than the Sweetest

There was a bee who was on a mission. He wanted to find out the plant with the sweetest nectar in the whole world. 

He decided to begin with the flowering plants growing  near his bee hive. The lovely nectar of Marigolds were something he had always rejoiced. But was it the sweetest nectar? No, there had to be something sweeter.

He then flew over the Lavender,his best friend. It definitely had an exceptional taste.But was it the sweetest nectar? No, there had to be something sweeter. 

An idea struck him.” Why not try the herbing plants?”. 

 He then searched for them, when suddenly  a distinctive aroma surrounded him. Yes, it was the Mint plant. It’s slightly sweet tasted nectar with a cooling effect on drinking it was a rare treat. But was it the sweetest nectar? No, there had to be something sweeter. 

Just then, a great fragrance from the nearby Rosemary plant caught his attention . The desire to taste it’s nectar was high for him, but at the same time the fear of getting hurt by it’s needle like leaves was stopping him. 

He then remembered that only  by overcoming one’s  fears can great deeds be achieved . 

He braved himself towards it and the Rosemary’s nectar had not let him down. It’s unique taste, was definitely Sweeter than the Sweetest. Really? Maybeeeee… 

He had almost decided that it was the winner of  this mission.Happy, that the mission was successful, he began to fly towards his hive. On the way, he saw a tall tree with little brown flowers. 

A doubt sparked in his mind. What if it’s nectar was more sweeter than the Rosemary’s. Without any second thoughts he quickly flew over and tasted it. 

“Yucky ! Yucky! Yucky! What is this? .It’s so bitter!”.It was so bitter that he forgot all the good taste that he had savored throughout his trip.

The Neem tree had jeopardized his mission!  

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egg, funny, Toddlers

Plentiful Plate

This is a fun blab.

A boy came back home after a long and tiring game hungrily.

“Mom, please give me something to eat”, he pleaded. The mother said, “You ll have to wait, lunch is not yet done.Will an egg do for now?”.

“Ok”, he replied. He was happy that atleast for a while his hunger would be satisfied. In the meantime he relaxingly laid back on the sofa and watched how the window curtain danced to the speed of the fan.

After a while…

A plate appeared thud in front of him with two eggs in it. The boy happily took one of it and surprisingly screamed, “Mom they are raw, haven’t you boiled them.How can I eat these raw ones”.

“Stop fussing around and just eat it”, came the reply.

Still not convinced that he should eat them,  he started playing  with them. Suddenly one of them hit the sides of the plate and cracked. He picked up the egg to observe it closely when a tiny head seemed to make way out of the crack. 

Scared he dropped the egg back to the plate. The creature slowly made its way out of the egg whom he couldn’t identify. It looked like a combination of a hen, pigeon and duck. 

The boy was shocked. This creature then curled up tightly and “Plock”, it lay another egg. 

Within a few seconds another similar creature hatched from the new egg and almost immediately it laid another egg. This cycle continued. The plate which initially had only two eggs, was turning into a crowded one with  many eggs and multiple creatures. 

The boy was dumbfounded by all the noises these creatures along with their  eggs were making. Just then a big and strong  wind blew, the creatures not able to withstand the force  were thrown out of the window.

“Thank God, the creatures are gone”, sighed the boy. “But what about the eggs?”. 

He looked down at the plate and saw fumes raising. He mustered enough courage to touch them when he heard a familiar screeching voice ” What’s wrong with you. You will burn your fingers. What is this, you have forgotten to wash your hands before eating. “. 

Oh yes,it was his mother. The boy was relieved to know that all this was a dream. The game had got him so tired that he fell asleep with a weird dream.

 

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