Thanks to R’s grand mom, I remembered a very popular story from my childhood and now Lil p’s . Its quite similar to what R’s grand mom said.. Our version of the same..[ You are free to tell this story to your kid. But if you are uploading it or want to use it any way, please take my permission first and pass on due credit. Thank you. ]
In a village not far away, a little girl stayed with her ajji (Grandma). They loved the forest, and the birds and the animals. Everyday after lunch, they would put the leftover food out for the animals to eat. A crow would come down to eat it and then happily fly away.
He was so happy that he told ajji “I will grant you 7 wishes. “
So on Monday ajji said she would like some red color for her kumkum .. So the crow flew high and searched for the red color.
He asked the apple, the strawberry, the tomato and the rose to share a bit of their red color.
They all said- ” Dear crow why do u need Red? You are black in color”
So the crow said ” Its not for me, its for my ajji. She wants to make some kumkum”
So they gave some red and ajji made some kumkum.
On Tuesday ajji asked for some Orange color to make some yummy sambar (curry). So the crow flew high in search for something orange.
He asked the orange fruit, pumpkin, carrot and the dried leaves to share some of their orange color.
They all asked the crow “Dear crow why do you need orange ?? You are black in color.”
So the crow said, “Its not for me, Its for my ajji. She wants to make some yummy sambar for everyone” and so they shared some orange and ajji made some sambar.
On Wednesday ajji asked for some yellow color to make turmeric to apply to her face. So the crow flew high up in the sky again to search for something yellow.
He asked the Blue sky, The blue river , the blue berries & the blue peacock bird to share some of their brilliant blue. They all asked ” Dear crow, why do u need blue? You are black in color” So he said, “its for my ajji to make some some langa for the little girl I so love. ” So they shared some blue and the little girl danced in her garden wearing a blue langa.
On Saturday, Ajji asked for some indigo to make some ink to write a lovely letter to her family. The crow once again flew high searching for some Indigo.
He asked the Night sky, The Indigo fish, Indigo Bunting bird and the deep ocean to share some of their color.
They asked ” Why do u need Indigo? All u need is black” so the crow said, “Its for my ajji to make some ink.” So they shared some indigo and ajji could write her letter.
Finally on Sunday, when it was time for her last wish, Ajji asked for some Violet to paint the walls of their little hut. The Crow flew higher and higher than ever before to search for all things Violet.
and they all lived happily ever after…
Lil p loves this story.. and anything related to rainbows… Which child doesn’t? Do share it at your home. You can make up objects lying around the house instead of the sambar, sari , kumkum, etc.. mentioned in this story.