The little girl sat on her aunt's lap bouncing up and down with excitement.
"Auntie can I have a coke pleaseee," she whined.
Her aunt, only nine years younger than the child, shook her head.
"Your mom said no soda," she said trying her best to maintain a stern voice.
"I won't tell mommy if you don't tell."
She smiled at the child's cleverness.
"Okay. Just this once Ashmalli."
The little girl hopped off her leg, raced to the door, and put on her shoes.
"Ready!"She shouted at her aunt.
The aunt poured the little girl a half class of coke, and began to drink the rest of the drink from the bottle. Seeing this, the little girl knew she needed to have some more. She began to gulp the soda. It burnt her little throat but she didn't stop. She squeezed her eyes together, stomped her little feet, all the while coninuing to drink.
"Ahhh. All done aunty. Can I have some..." But before she could finish the sentence she saw the empty bottle.
Her aunt began to laugh,
"I told you you could only have a bit."
The little girl sighed and shook her head. She had always been taught about greed and today she received the ultimate lesson. Her little soul was grateful.
"You're th best aunty, I love you."
"I love you too niece," the aunt replied giving the little girl a hug.
True story ya'll. Even though I'm 21, and my aunt is 30 now. I still look up to her in that way.
Happy birthday aunt Ange!!!