Delight – What delights a toddler?

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What delights a toddler?

She was a toddler, the princess of her house

She was surrounded by expensive toys and beautiful clothes,

Her room had numerous soft toys and her own set of accessories.

She was the most precious thing around

But these things didn’t interest her

She didn’t enjoy being with them

The clinking glass bangles in her granny’s hand,

Or the shiny steel glasses that she loved to bang

These were the things that delighted her.

She squealed with joy when she could play with her granny’s cotton saree

And jumped with happiness when the old napkin became her cape and she a superwoman!

But Alas, Her parents never understood this.

For them delight and happiness equaled everything new,

While she found joy in things that were ordinary and few.

Linking this post for A-Z challenge from Blogchatter for the letter D

Post Author: nehagpatwardhan

Neha Tambe is a freelance social media marketer, writer and influencer. I studied mass communication and worked in various capacities spanning from journalism, copywriting to social media marketing. Blogging from the past 4 years. Founder and Owner of

14 thoughts on “Delight – What delights a toddler?


    (April 5, 2017 - 7:40 pm)

    your stories are so good, short yet hold deeper meanings!


      (April 5, 2017 - 8:00 pm)

      Thank you for stopping by and linking

    Roma Gupta Sinha

    (April 5, 2017 - 8:50 pm)

    Beautifully penned Neha and as a mom I can say it’s true to the core


    (April 5, 2017 - 10:07 pm)

    Beautifully penned Neha. This is the reality and parents should understand what a child really wants. Materialistic goods do not bring joy to the children.


    (April 5, 2017 - 11:15 pm)

    Such a cute beautiful poem!


    Tina Basu

    (April 5, 2017 - 11:26 pm)

    very well written neha. we as parents need to understand what kids want.

    Anmol Rawat (@authoranmol)

    (April 6, 2017 - 12:04 pm)

    It’s essential we understand what our kids want. Beautifully penned.


      (April 6, 2017 - 1:34 pm)

      Thanks Anmol! Happy that you enjoyed reading it

    Sreesha Divakaran

    (April 6, 2017 - 1:28 pm)

    Oh this is so sweet. The last two lines are so meaningful!


      (April 6, 2017 - 1:33 pm)

      Thanks sreesha! Happy that you enjoyed reading it

    Vasantha Vivek

    (April 6, 2017 - 3:39 pm)

    Rightly expressed. Everything new even delights me !!!

    Healthwealthbridge by Dr.Amrita Basu

    (April 6, 2017 - 8:40 pm)

    Children do love simple things.Not glam or glitter but fun and innocent.Beautifully explained NEHA.Thanks for sharing your #AtoZ witrh #MondayMommyMoments


    (April 6, 2017 - 10:18 pm)

    How innocent children really are. DO we adults corrupt them with our ‘values’?

    Neha Jain

    (April 9, 2017 - 6:07 pm)

    I loved this post, Neha. That is so true. Children need our undivided attention & love more than anything. Mine daughter always says- ‘mumma godee’ whenever I work on my laptop & in spite of being angry on her, what I do is just cajole her. Such is life of a mother without grandparents in house.

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