What are the biggest mistakes in life that a baby or a teenager can commit? Asia is a very young girl with a brave heart. But being so young, she tends to make the worst mistakes ever. In this scary adventure, Asia has to learn from mistakes. How to forgive the worst mistakes in life?
We all make mistakes in life. I could write a long mistakes list with all the wrong things I made since when I was a baby.
But, the biggest mistake I committed when I was a teenager, never influenced my life in decades.
I have grown without it because I realized my mistake and I faced the consequences.
Moreover, even with the feeling of fear that was with me for a long time, I had the courage to go forward.
As you know, realizing your mistakes, you are on the way to understand how to overcome mistakes.
In this story, Asia and Vincenzo experience one of the scariest moment in their life.
The fear, the terror, the tears, and the screams.
All these things come from a series of unfortunate events caused by a simple accident.
Asia takes some wrong decisions. These decisions drive her to her biggest mistakes in life.
But Asia, with the wise guidance of her intrepid mom, find her path to redeem herself.
This adventurous tale for your brave children will nail your babies to their chairs.
An adventurous and scary tale written with love for my little nephew Asia and Vincenzo.
Enjoy the reading.
3 of the Biggest Mistakes in Life a Baby Commits
Asia and the Old House at the End of the Avenue.
A Scary Adventure for Brave Children.
Once upon a time, Asietta. She had a friend named Gelsomino. A big brother named Pallino, and a little brother named Vincenzino.
Asia and Vincenzo played with the ball near an old wooden house. This house seemed abandoned for a long time now.
After a superkick by Vincenzo, the ball jumped high in the sky. Following this, the ball fell beyond the gate of the house.
“Asia, how do we do now? We lost the ball. “
So Asia, having an intrepid heart, climbed up the entrance gate and ended up in the garden.
But the question is:
“Why did Asia jump over the gate? Was it not enough to ring the bell?”
I do not have a precise answer. Let’s say nobody knows it.
But sometimes, both children and adults can feel a strong sensation. An adrenaline rush. This pushes them to perform actions of courage.
This was the beginning of a chain of unfortunate events. That was for Asia the first of her biggest mistake in life.
The garden seemed abandoned for so many years. It was full of weeds and animals. The dry grass was everywhere.
Asia could see abandoned objects here and there, very dirty, and others in metal were very rusty.
The old house made her shiver.
Asia could not find the ball.
She was advancing with difficulty in the garden because the weeds were tall and thick. She could not figure out where the ball was over.
Indeed, she looked for the ball in the garden at the gate, without success.
The Window on the Garden
At a certain point, Asia realized that there was a broken window on the ground floor. So she thought that the ball was inside the house.
From where she was, Asia could not see the inside of the house. The light did not penetrate the dark gloom of the room.
With a slow pace, Asia approached the window. She wanted to look inside, but the house scared her. It had something spooky.
Vincenzino on the other side of the gate shouted at her all worried:
“Asia, where are you going?! Do not leave me here.”
Vincenzo was so scared. He did not want to be alone and did not want Asia to get too far from him.
Asia was afraid and this gave her strange thoughts. In fact, it seemed to her that the house was waiting for her to fall on her and swallow her.
But Asia kept walking, winning the fear. So she arrived at the window.
At that point, Asia looked at what was inside. But she also took another courageous decision. She entered the house through the window.
Asia was already in trouble. But she still did not know it.
Asia still had the chance to change her situation. She had to return to the gate and exit the property. But she did not do it.
Entering the house, she committed the second of her biggest mistakes in life.
The Secrets of the Abandoned Bedroom
Once inside, Asia found herself in a bedroom. Everything was covered with dust. There was so much dust, that Asia could see her footprints on the floor.
There was a bed dating back to a long time ago. It was clear that both the bed and the furniture, which were also dusty, were very old. Almost of another era.
She looked around with care and saw an ancient doll. It was on a chest of drawers that was also very old.
It was a toy that a craftsman made by hand a long time ago. The details were very accurate. It had a bow on its head and a very nice dress, with very beautiful embroidery.
Asia liked it a lot. She looked at it with attention over and over again. She could not take its eyes off her.
It was beautiful and in excellent condition. Despite being there for who knows how many years.
The doll had dust lodged on its hair and on the embroidered dress.
The doll was attracting Asia so much that it seemed to have bewitched her. So, without thinking, she lifted the doll up and shook off some dust.
Asia looked the doll in the eye. Those eyes, painted by hand, seemed almost real. The doll’s hair was still dusty. Asia caressed them.
Those painted eyes were beautiful and Asia adored them.
Touching the doll, Asia added another wrong thing to her mistakes list. This was the prelude of the another of the biggest mistakes in life Asia was going to commit. Indeed, the worst was still to come.
The Terror has a Dull Sound
From the gate, Vincenzo shouted to call Asia once again:
“ASIAA! …Where are you? “
But Asia did not answer. She could not do it, because she was in terror. Almost petrified.
Asia felt strange noises coming from the corridor beyond the door.
The fear had immobilized her right there.
She heard a dull sound approaching:
Another time: Tom… Tom…
Again: Tom… Tom…
Asia did not know what it was and did not know what to do.
The rumors of the neighborhood used to say that the old abandoned house was a haunted house.
They said that the spirit of an old lady wandered around the walls of the house. Every night the ghost appeared and screamed for help.
But they were rumors. Old stories for scary children.
Asia still did not know that she was going to commit one of her biggest mistakes in life. But when the fear is a lot everybody can accomplish one of the worst mistakes ever.
Steal Is One of the Biggest Mistakes in Life
Asia was a brave girl. So she took control of the situation, winning the fear.
Be she was going to commit the third of her biggest mistakes in life: steal.
With a quick gesture, Asia slipped the doll inside her jacket.
Making so, she stole the doll.
She turned and went to the window to get out of the house and run away from the ghosts.
But as she tried to climb over the window, something caught her by the neck. She did not have time to throw herself down among the garden scrub.
Asia felt something tighten her neck and pull her back with so much vigor that she took her breath away.
At that moment, Asia was so afraid that she threw a cold scream of terror into the wind:
She believed that a ghost had taken her and was dragging her with it into the darkness of the house.
Scared Vincenzino called her again, shouting even louder:
“Asiaaaa! Asiaaaa! Come back!
Asiaaaa! I’m scared!”
At that moment, Asia fell down on the floor of the room, screaming in fear. Exhausted by the screams and fear, Asia fainted.
Asia remained on the floor of the room, inert, for several minutes.
The Terror of the Little Vincenzo
The little brother of Asia did not know what was happening to her. He did not see her anymore. She had disappeared into the darkness of the room.
He heard the screams and was even more frightened. He believed that the ghosts had devoured it.
Vicenzino did not know what to do or where to go. He was crying with fear. He was crying more and more.
Scared, he called his sister once again with all the breath he had:
But then tears and discouragement took over.
Vincenzo knelt down on the gate. He was crying, screaming. But nobody felt it.
He remained there in those conditions several minutes, in terror. Until, with tears in his eyes, he got up and ran straight for home.
That was the beginning of all the consequences derivated by the biggest mistakes in life Asia committed.
The worst mistakes ever made have always the worst consequences.
Vincenzo was scared.
He was in terror.
Asia and the Great Escape
Asia regained consciousness. She took a few minutes to realize where she was and what had happened.
She had almost no voice for how much she had screamed before she fainted.
Asia could not see what had seized her. But that thing pulled back so hard that her neck hurt.
Asia raised her head and looked around.
She saw in the dust on the floor other footprints that were not hers.
She realized that she no longer had the doll with her.
Stealing the doll was one of the biggest mistakes in life Asia committed.
But she saw that someone had placed the doll on the bed, in an orderly manner.
It was there, its head resting on the pillow. Placed with care as if the doll was precious. As if it had great value for someone.
Asia again felt that dull noise approaching from the corridor:
Again: Tom… Tom…
And Still: Tom… Tom…
The door was no longer closed, but ajar. So Asia could hear that sound better than before. For her, that sound was terrifying. In addition, with the door open, she realized that there was also another sound.
Asia felt footsteps. These were slow and dragged on the floor.
Whatever it was, it was getting closer and closer.
Asia rose from the ground and brushed the dust off her shoulders.
The door swung open.
At that moment, Asia ran away without even looking. She launched herself out of the window. She landed on the dry grass of the garden and ran at full speed toward the gate.
The Menacing Lady with the Curved Stick
As she ran, Asia turned for a moment and saw an old woman with a stick in the window.
She kept running and threw herself on the gate, stepping over it in a hurry. But something went wrong.
Asia fell from above, as she climbed over the entrance gate.
She fell on the sidewalk. In the fall, Asia scratched one leg with the sharp, rusty metal of the gate.
Besides, she hit the sidewalk with his right shoulder, in a bad way. She felt pain everywhere and struggled to get up.
This was another consequence of the biggest mistakes in life Asia committed.
“Asia! Learn from your mistakes and move on.”
Turning around, Asia saw a very old woman at the window, with a face carved by age. The lady waved her curved stick with a very irritated and threatening manner.
The lady screamed in anger:
“Bad scapegraces thugs. You broke my window.”
She also added:
“You came to steal in my house. You were taking my doll away.”
Then, she said:
“You fell?! You did well. Slacker!”
In reality, seeing Asia fainted in the room, the old lady went to get her a glass of water. But Asia was too scared and ran away.
The lady used to walk with difficulty, crawling her feet and helping herself with a long curved stick.
The lady thought Asia was one of those scapegraces kids that people see around.
She believed that Asia had come to steal. She saw Asia escape. Then, the old lady reacted in an aggressive way, by pulling the neck of Asia with the head of her curved stick.
The lady’s reaction was excessive and unpleasant. But now she had done it.
Vincenzino Back to Home Scared
Meanwhile, Vincenzino, alone, came home crying and running.
In tears, he called his mom several times, shouting with desperation. She began to worry and asked him what had happened.
Even Pallino from the floor above heard the screams and went down to see what had happened.
Vicenzino, panicking, mumbled incomprehensible sentences.
So his mother asked him a direct question:
“Where is Asia?”
Vincenzino, mumbling, said that Asia disappeared into the ghosts’ house.
His mother shouted worried.
Vincenzo terrified, answered:
“The old house at the end of the avenue.”
Then he continued:
“That old house, with the dry garden, and the wreckage scattered around.”
Then, Pallino said:
“I’m going to look for her”.
He took his jacket and his adventurer’s hat. He got on his bicycle and left for the old house.
In his way, Vincenzino told his mother the whole story. He told her even the biggest mistakes in life Asia committed and that scared him.
Listening to his words, his mother understood that her children had made trouble.
I know it. Asia did not commit the worst mistakes in human history. But what happened caused a lot of panic, fear, desperation, and tears to the little Vincenzo.
Pallino and Asia On The Way Home
Asia was bleeding.
At the sight of blood, Asia became frightened and set off for home. The blood was not so much but had spread a bit on the clothes.
Along the way home, tears ran down her face.
Asia was crying in silence, carrying one foot behind the other at a slow pace.
Because of the fright and wounds, Asia wanted to go home to her mom. And so she did.
On the way, she met Pallino, who was riding in the opposite direction.
Pallino saw her, stopped, jumped off the bicycle while it was still moving.
He immediately noticed that Asia had blood on clothes.
He approached and called her:
She did not answer at the moment. She was a bit disoriented.
Pallino called her again:
“Asia, where does this blood come from? Where are you wounded?”
Asia turned and answered:
“Hi Pallino, I do not know, I fell.”
Pallino checked her legs and arms and realized that she also had a sore shoulder.
With a very serious face, Pallino asked:
“Where have you fallen?”
Asia answered with anger:
“I fell from the gate. I fell on the sidewalk. Then, I got hurt.”
The wound was in the leg and Pallino saw that it was only a superficial scratch that had bled a little bit. Pallino gave her a very rudimentary bandage to get Asia home.
“I want my mom, I want to go to my mother.”
Asia said crying.
Those tears and that blood were other consequences of the biggest mistakes in life she did in the last hour.
Pallino left the bicycle on the sidewalk, leaning it against the wall. Then he accompanied Asia to home.
Together, they walked home, exchanging only a few words.
Step by step, Asia calmed down.
Adelina and her Big House
When Asia comes home, her mother saw the daughter hurt and sore. But she, who was hard-tempered, did not panic.
Mom immediately noticed Pallino’s bandage in the leg. It was a rolled handkerchief.
She persuaded Asia to take off her dirty clothes and sent her to take a hot bath. Then she took care of the wound in the leg.
The mother wanted to know all the details. So to know what were the biggest mistakes in life her daughter committed on that dramatic day.
From what Asia told, she understood that her daughter had sneaked into Mrs. Adelina’s house.
Mrs. Adelina was very old. She used to left the house very rarely. She did not use to go out shopping.
Besides, she did not use to go for a walk or talk to anyone.
She lived alone in that old house, built when there was still countryside around as far as the eye could see.
At that time, it was a big country house where so many people lived: the landlords and their servants.
A very few things remain of that bright and sumptuous period.
Today it is an old shabby house surrounded by asphalt and concrete.
That house has always belonged to the family of Mrs. Adelina. The children inherited it from generation to generation.
But now, Mrs. Adelina was alone. She had no children or other relatives.
Asia and her 3 Biggest Mistakes in Life
Asia spoke to the mother of the dusty old doll she had tried to take away.
On hearing that Asia tried to take away something that was not hers, her mother got very angry. So, she scolded Asia with animosity:
“Do not steal, Asia!
Do not steal from anyone!
We do not steal from this family.
We do not steal from anyone.”
Asia was so sad and scared. Besides, she was sure that she would have taken a bad punishment at that time.
In a very sad way, Asia said:
“Sorry, Mom, I did not believe there was someone in that house.
People have always said that it is the house of ghosts.
“I was afraid to find a ghost.”
With an angry way, her mother answered:
“Asia, it does not mean anything!
“Even if it is an abandoned house, you can not take what there is inside it. You can not take possession of other people’s things.”
Mum explained herself quite well.
Besides, She posed Asia in front of an important question:
“How would you feel if someone stole your favorite doll from your bedside table?”
At that point, Asia realized that she had done something wrong. So much wrong.
She acknowledged that she had made her 3 biggest mistakes in life:
- She should not have to climb over the gate.
- Besides, she should not enter the broken window.
- Moreover, she should not take the doll.
These were the 3 unforgivable mistakes that Asia should not have to do. Her 3 biggest mistakes in life since she was born.
The Sad Story of Mrs. Adelina
That evening almost everyone was at dinner.
Pallino was to the right of the table. Asia and Vincenzino instead were on the left.
The mother was at the head of the table and told her children to listen to what she had to say.
She told a story and started saying:
“In the big house at the end of the avenue, there are no ghosts or even monsters.”
From there she continued:
“That is Mrs. Adelina’s house. She has always lived there. From before I was born.
My father told me that she had a daughter. Her name was Adriana. One day she left.
Some people believe she went to war. Others think that she did not want to live here in the city.
Adriana never returned home.
Mrs. Adelina became so downcast that she never recovered. She remained alone in that house, keeping away from everyone.
So, year after year, decade after decade, everything went to ruin: the house, the garden and much more.
Today, almost no one remembers her.”
Then she added:
“Now Asia, you broke into her house and you should not have done it. The wrong things you did today are the biggest mistakes of your life.
Tomorrow I will go to talk to Mrs. Adelina. I will bring her a cake. I hope so much that she opens the door. “
At that point, she turned to her daughter saying:
“Asia, your biggest mistakes in life have hurt a person. Everybody makes mistakes. You can learn from your mistakes and avoid them in the future.”
She finished by saying:
“People can forgive your mistakes if you face them with responsibility and courage.”
Chatting with Mrs. Adelina
A new day had arisen. That morning, the mother of Asia took the most beautiful and best cake she had prepared for her children. She put it in a bag and took it to Mrs. Adelina.
When he got to the house, she rang the doorbell. But nobody came to open the gate.
Then she struck several times, with strength, on the entrance gate. She had to insist quite a bit until Mrs. Adelina came out of the door and said:
“Who is it? What do you want?”
Asia’s mother said:
“Madame Adelina. Do you remember me?
When I was young, you gave me strawberries from your garden.
I need to talk to you.”
Mrs. Adelina lets her into the house and brought her a glass of fresh water.
Adelina lived only in a couple of rooms in the house. She did not need much space. Then, in all the other rooms, she had not been in a very long time.
The two ladies chatted for some time.
They were there sitting at the table with a couple of slices of cake. They discussed their problems and of good old days.
The mother of Asia clarified the situation. She apologized for the behavior of her children.
Besides, to redeem Asia from her biggest mistakes in life, she proposed to pay damages to the window.
Mrs. Adelina accepted the offer.
The Room of the Daughter who did not Return
Between a slice of cake and the other, the two ladies were happy to spend that moment together.
But it was also the time to talk about the doll that Asia had tried to take away:
“Mrs. Adelina, my daughter talked about a precious doll that is on a chest of drawers.”
Adelina invited her to get up and took her to the room where Asia had entered. She showed her the doll and told her:
“This was the room of my daughter Adriana. She was sleeping here when she was a little girl. The one you see on the pillow was her favorite doll. It belonged to her grandmother Marta, who gave it to Adriana for her fifth birthday.”
Then she added:
“Madam, I have not been here long. There are so many memories between these walls and these objects. I do not know where my daughter is.”
The mother of Asia said:
“Madam Adelina, wherever your daughter is, I’m sure she has never forgotten you.”
Shortly thereafter she said:
“I will make repair the window and I will send someone to clean this room and the others too, if you wants it.”
As she was about to leave the house, the mother of Asia said one last thing:
“Mrs. Adelina, I would be happy if you would come to lunch with us, one of these days.”
Adelina smiled and replied:
“I will think about it. But as you see, I do not go out often.”
So the mother of Asia, who was an enterprising woman, took the opportunity to fight back, saying:
“Then we will come to you. bringing you something good to eat.”
As you will have understood, the mother of Asia is a tenacious woman. She does not give up.
The Issues Remained Unresolved
The biggest mistakes in life Asia committed had many consequences. Around them, there were also some important issues that remained unresolved. If so we can say.
The first of all was:
Where was the ball of Asia and Vincenzo?
Well, nobody knew anything about it.
But, many years later, someone decided to get the old house’s garden cleared of all the junk.
In fact, there was a ball. It was among the weeds. Now deformed and faded by the sun.
The other big unresolved dilemma was much more complex:
How did the window break and fall down?
Even pulling the ball 10 times against the window, it would not collapse.
Yet, that time it took only one shot at the right point and the window came down.
The window was old and shabby. The wooden frames were now falling.
The ball rebounded and hit it once. A part of the fixtures broke and the glass shattered. At that point, the rest of the window gave way and came down in a moment.
There is still one last thing.
What happened to the bicycle that Pallino had left behind?
Someone stole it. A few hours later, Pallino went to get his bicycle back but it was gone. Pallino never found it again.
Poor Pallino. He liked that bicycle so much.
The Hard Punishment of Asia for Her Biggest Mistakes in Life
What happened to Asia and Vincenzo?
You know, Asia took a big fright and remembered it for a long time.
But for her biggest mistakes in life, she also took a heavy punishment a month long.
- Do not leave home after school.
- Besides, do not use the bicycle.
- Moreover, do not play video games.
- Clean the bathroom on Friday.
- Wash the dishes once a day.
- Help mum to prepare two cakes a week as a snack for school.
- Every day, redo all the beds at home.
But to learn from mistakes and remember the lesson for the future, there was still one last thing.
Every evening, before going to sleep, her mother sat next to the daughter. Asia had to write 2 pages of a notebook. Every evening with a different sentence.
The sentences used were:
- Nobody steals in this family.
- We do not steal.
- Stealing is wrong.
- You do not enter people’s home without permission.
- Do not touch the things of others without asking.
- When you steal, you hurt someone.
- Stealing means hurting someone.
- You do not go around with thieves.
Yes, Asia’s punishment was very hard. Her mother got very angry and wanted her daughter to learn the lesson very well.
Instead, Vincenzino was a little baby and he frightened a lot. The scare was enough for him. But like Asia, he could not leave the house.
Then, he could not go to the Gelsomino bakery to get his delicious hot chocolate brioche.
Poor Vincenzino. How could he resist a month without the delicious delicacies of Gelsomino? Sigh!
How to Forgive the Biggest Mistakes in Life
A morning the phone rang.
Mom picked up the phone and said:
Then, there was silence.
Mom tried again:
“Hello, who is there?”
Finally, someone answered:
“Good morning, Madam, this is Adelina, I would like to have another cake of yours. The one that you took me days ago was very good.”
The mother of Asia replied:
“Sure Madam Adelina, I will tell Asia to bring you a very good cake that she made yesterday.”
So Mama told Asia to go back to the old house at the end of the avenue.
But Asia did not want to go back there. Then she began to grumble:
“But mom, I do not want to go back to that house anymore.”
Then Asia pointed and said:
“I will not go!”
But her mother would not accept a no. So she immediately put things straight:
“Instead, you go there. You bring her the strawberry and chocolate cake you have prepared.
Then, you sit down with her to chat for a few minutes. Eat a slice of the cake with her, and apologize for entering her house.”
She finished adding:
“You do not go there alone. Pallino will come with you. “
So Asia, grumbling, did what her mother said.
But, when she returned home, a few hours later, everything had passed.
There was no fear. There was no more sadness. Everything was new. Her biggest mistakes in life belonged to the past.
Asia was happy.
From then on, household chores were no longer a burden on her, for the entire duration of the punishment.
Alas! About mistakes, I can only say that mistakes happen and we always pay them.
When you make a mistake, small or big, the right thing to do is admit the error, and accept the consequences.
Believe me. This is not easy.
- Do not steal.
- Besides, do not want the stuff of others.
- Moreover, do not enter the home of others.
These are the concrete teachings that come to us from this adventure.
Asia learned the lesson at that time, from her biggest mistakes in life.
But it was very hard. Very painful.
The first meeting with Mrs. Adelina upset her so much. But the second meeting, the one prepared by the mother, was instead a liberation.
No one ever knew what Mrs. Adelina said to Asia. She never spoke of it. Not even Pallino, who accompanied her, knew what they said.
But to us, young and old, like to think that Mrs. Adelina was good and comprehensive.
It is possible that from the words of Adelina, Asia learned something good. Something that would have led her to a noble and dignified future.
For example, some powerful words that helped Asia to understand how to overcome mistakes.
Who can say that?
But since then, Asia, Vincenzo, Pallino, and their enterprising mother, lived in happiness.
And how did it end up with Mrs. Adelina?
She had lunch with the family of Asia several times. But we can not know when, or where, or what. But all together they enjoyed delicious delicacies.
Let me ask you two questions:
- Do you think Asia learned the lesson on her biggest mistakes in life?
- What does Mrs. Adelina say to Asia when they met again?