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Funny Children’s Stories: Little Ruwaida (Part 2) – Children’s Treasures

Funny Children’s Stories

Nazneen Mukhtar GulamhusseinThe columnist Nazneen Gulamhussein Mukhtar (Arusha, Tanzania) is the headmistress of Yaadgare Murtazawi Madressa, She is a mother to five children and loves writing and reading. She always wanted to inspire children – her favourite audience. Writing has been her passion for as long as she can remember and believes that effective learning takes place through storytelling.

She wrote down the measurements and then she poured the rice back into the container. “Well, let’s see what’s next,” said Ruwaida. No. 6-the meat market will deliver a steak and a chicken. Please trim the fat before you put the stake in the icebox – and please dress the chicken.

Well, the meat soon arrived, and Ruwaida opened the bag – and she looked at the steak for a long time- and then she got some lace and bits of ribbon, and she trimmed the fat and put the lace and ribbon before she put the stake in the icebox! There done! (hehe!)

“Now I must dress the chicken! I wonder if she wants a he-chicken or a she-chicken?” said Ruwaida. She was good with her cutting and stitching and soon, she had made a tee shirt and trousers for the chicken. So she “dressed” the chicken like a he-chicken! (hahaha) She heard the doorbell ring. “Wow! They are back!” So she rushed to open the door to meet them.

“Salamun Alaikum!” She said. “Wa alaikum salam”-they answered!

Mrs Salman said- “Ruwaida! Why are all the light bulbs outside?”

“Well”, said Ruwaida – “the list said to put the lights out, didn’t say to bring them back in! Oh! I do hope they didn’t get aired too long!” (haha)

“Ruwaida! The sun will fade the paints in the room! I asked you to draw the drapes!” Said, Mrs Salman. “I did! I did!” See! And she held up the drawn picture of the drapes drawn!

Then Mrs Salman saw the furniture! “The furniture!” She said!

“Did I dust it well enough?” Said Ruwaida. “There was such nice dusting powder in the bathroom- it smells so good! Doesn’t it?”

Mr Salman was in the bathroom- and he called- “I say! These are the most unusual towels!” Mrs Salman dashed inside- “Oh! My best towels she said! What have you done to them?”

“Didn’t I “change” them enough?” Said Ruwaida!

Mrs Salman said- “Oh! My God! Anyway, let me go and cook the dinner- where is the rice? I asked you to measure?”

“I put it back in the container- but I remember I measured 4 and ½ inches!” Said Ruwaida.

“Was the meat delivered?” Asked Mrs Salman shaking her head in disbelief.

“Yes,” said Ruwaida- “I trimmed the fat- it does look nice with ribbons and laces and all?”

Mrs. Salman opened the ice box and screamed- “lace and ribbons on the meat!” (hehe) “And, you dressed the chicken! Oh! My god!” (there lay the chicken and it was just as dressed as it could be) hehe

“Yes! Haven’t I done a great job? I have kept them in a nice box too!” Said Ruwaida!

Mrs Salman was angry now- she was very, very angry – she opened her mouth, she wanted to tell Ruwaida she was fired! But before she could say anything, Mr saman took a piece of the chocolate cake and put it in her mouth! It was so scrumptious, delicious and yummy! She forgot about being angry. She said-“chocolate cake!”

“I made it to surprise you!” said Ruwaida! Happily.

So right there and then- Mr and Mrs Salman decided Ruwaida must stay- and so she did!

Mrs Salman learnt to say- “un dust” the furniture! “off” the lights! “Close” the drapes- and things like that!
Mr. Salman didn’t care if Ruwaida trimmed all of his steaks with lace! All he cared about, was having her there to make the most delicious cakes!

What do you think will happen next? Stay tuned to find out!

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