’It’s a boy again,’ said the doctor and showed the newborn to Dia. Dia was happy. But somewhere deep in her heart was a tinge of disappointment. She wanted a girl child. Of course, she had nothing against the baby boy, who was a part her. But, she wanted a baby girl. To indulge her with fancy, frilly dresses edged with lace and satin trimmings, matching shoes and a purse. She wanted to buy her a hat with fancy adornments.
She would never be able to buy dolls for her. Her thoughts went back to the toy kitchen set which her friend Nita had. How much she longed for them, to touch them, play with them? Nita was blessed with multiple kitchen sets in steel and plastic, 3 mixer-grinders with additional jars. Dia loved to clean it and keep it shiny at all times. Many times she had seen the kitchen set strewn over the house at Nita’s home. But, she loved to pick them up and create the kitchen again. It was then hours of preparing food, vegetables made from leaves, soup made of twigs.
The baby boy’s wail brought Dia back to the present. She looked at him tenderly and a teardrop escaped her eyes. Gods wish, she thought and picked up the baby.
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