He was laying the table for the dinner when she heard a long sigh.

“Table for only two…”

That was true, because Mr Balanced was out on a tour (nothing new, isnt it?). Grandmother had taken the Innocent Baby, along with her to native. They were to spend holidays at country side.

Fetching the hot pot from the kitchen, she checked his expressions. Dropped shoulders, dejected eyes had a lot to share.

‘He had been studying for long time and now a days for longer hours. The exams are really nerve wrecking exercise’, she thought to herself. “I must perk him up”, she decided.

After offering the prayers, both started breaking the bread. Mrs Chitterchatter asked, “How did your team do today?” Without looking up from his plate, he  answered, “We won 4-1”. Let me inform you that the chap reserves an hour & half for playing the game of football, every evening. “That’s something”, replied Mrs Chitterchatter animatedly.

However, it did not spark him up. She was surprised. She was not the one to give up.

“Want to watch movie tonight?”, she checked with him. The boy is a movie buff; has taken it from both his parents!

“No fun in watching”, he stated coldly.

“Why so?”, she asked with curiosity.

“As if you don’t know”, he replied looking straight into her eyes.

That startled her. However, she really was clueless.

“Please enlighten”, she requested.


“No one to fight with over the remote, for the choice of channel”, he replied, sounding lonesome. “When we fight for the trifle things, the victory is worth fighting for!”, he continued.

“Hahahaha…. You are missing the Innocent Baby, aren’t you?”, she tested him.

“Ya…in a sense. Because she is not there, I don’t get much needed ‘time-pass’ breaks. There is no one to provoke around. It’s so much fun to play on her ignorance! You can’t fathom the joy of winning the fight, especially when I know I am going to win it”, he added nostalgically.

“Don’t you now have the freedom to set the AC as per your choice and set the bedroom as per your likes?”, she highlighted the positives of not having her around.

“It doesn’t please me that much. I now have to water the plants alone, lay the table for  dinner. Haggling over the tasks for tidying up the room is such a fun. She fetches me water and sharpens my pencils. She keeps my books inside the cupboard and tidies my study table. Dearly missing it!”, he cited honestly.

Mrs Chitterchatter was taken by surprise with the revelation. Giant Little Kid and Innocent Baby were at loggerheads most of the times. They were like the war lords of opposing tribes. Brokering the truce between them was a tiresome task which she was struggling to master. 

Wish I had camera to capture the blissful and content of face of Mrs Chitterchatter! Want to know Mr Balanced’s reaction on hearing this one? Well he feigned fainting… 


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41 Comments

syncwithdeep · April 4, 2018 at 9:12 am

beautiful say anagha. i miss my brother dearly. he is younger to me by 9 years. after marriage we hardly had spent time together.it is a bliss to have siblings. unfortunately, A(my son) does not have a sibling to share his joy as i do. a touching post! D is for Dare to Dream. Do have your say on my wall too. have a nice day 🙂
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    Anagha Yatin · April 4, 2018 at 6:34 pm

    Happy to know that it struck a chord with you Deepa. Thanks for visiting.

#Queen · April 4, 2018 at 9:19 am

Awwww…..I am missing my brother now….this is such a lovely read early morning.

Tongue Twister for D

    Anagha Yatin · April 4, 2018 at 7:03 pm

    Thanks DeeDee!

Gleefulblogger · April 4, 2018 at 9:30 am

How cute, that’s what siblings really mean for each other. I had such hot n cold relation with my younger brother, its like saha bhi na jaaye, raha bhi na jaaye. Lovely post Ana 🙂

    Anagha Yatin · April 4, 2018 at 7:06 pm

    Bingo..thats the perfect line to describe it Dipika. Thank you so much dear for supporting me, encouraging me…owe you a lot!

    Anagha Yatin · April 4, 2018 at 7:07 pm

    Bingo..you said it Dipika. Thank you so much dear for supporting me, encouraging me…owe you a lot!

Akshata Ram · April 4, 2018 at 10:02 am

This sibling bond is the most wonderful one, and this is what I cherish the most with my brother. Well put Anagha

    Anagha Yatin · April 4, 2018 at 8:45 pm

    Those were the days Akshata! I cherish the same. And its the same for the new generation as well… Thanks for visiting and sharing your thoughts.

sukrisblog · April 4, 2018 at 10:25 am

Sibling bonds grow stronger when they stay apart for a while.

    Anagha Yatin · April 4, 2018 at 8:54 pm

    Seems to be holding ground here Sudha! Thanks for visiting.

knightofsteel · April 4, 2018 at 10:29 am

I can really connect with this. My niece and I are mostly fighting over the tv remote or the show we will watch. It may sound sadistic but outsmarting kids amuses me often.

    Anagha Yatin · April 4, 2018 at 9:13 pm

    Do you also have the broken remote at your house Arjun? Thanks for visiting and sharing your story.

Mayuri6 · April 4, 2018 at 11:04 am

Awwwww. How adorable is this! So typical of siblings, can’t stay with each other and can’t stay without each other!

    Anagha Yatin · April 4, 2018 at 9:19 pm

    Push and pull at work! Thanks Mayuri for visiting and appreciating.

Nutan · April 4, 2018 at 11:49 am

Strory reminds me my childhood …nicely written angha

    Anagha Yatin · April 4, 2018 at 9:20 pm

    SO happy to see you here Nutan. Thanks for visiting.

Meha Sharma · April 4, 2018 at 12:11 pm

Sibling bond is always special! Nicely done Anagha!

mahekg · April 4, 2018 at 12:51 pm

Can so relate to it. Growing up may have its perks but I miss those fights. Remote I still recollect we have broken so many my Mom still gets irritated when the remote is in my hand 😊

Iain Kelly · April 4, 2018 at 4:07 pm

Isn’t that the story of siblings all over the world! Fun post.
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BellyBytes · April 4, 2018 at 4:10 pm

Brothers and sisters. You know the Marathi saying don’t you about ‘tujha shivay karmena…….’

    Anagha Yatin · April 4, 2018 at 9:36 pm

    Chapkhal! This proverb folds and unfolds everyday at most of the households and mine is one of them too. So is Nutty family’s! Thank you Sunita for visiting.

Shilpa Garg · April 4, 2018 at 4:28 pm

Aww! That’s so sweet. Siblings fight and argue with each other every now and then but at the end of the day they can’t live without each other. Like they say, siblings fight hard, but they love even harder.
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    Anagha Yatin · April 4, 2018 at 10:20 pm

    So true! Thanks Shilpa for visiting and sharing your thoughts.

pushpendra پُشپیندر (@pushpendra4acti) · April 4, 2018 at 6:26 pm

thoughtful interesting post sharing

CRD · April 4, 2018 at 6:30 pm

Absence makes the heart grow fonder, right? I remember always being at loggerheads with my sister, but when she got married the house completely went silent.

Jyotirmoy Sarkar · April 4, 2018 at 8:32 pm

One of the most beautiful relations of life,this post made me nostalgic, very nicely penned with some common incidents which are missed when those does not take place.
Loved reading it.

AlubhujiabyMonika · April 4, 2018 at 9:47 pm

Was so pretty story . It’s just so good to have those fights . I still remember mine with my brother . My daughter misses all this fun as she is a single child

Bernadette Braganza · April 4, 2018 at 9:55 pm

Aww, so cute 🙂

Deepa · April 4, 2018 at 10:33 pm

Aww..Thats exactly the story at my house. They fight a lot but they do miss each other when not around. Would love to know Mr. balanced reaction some more. 🙂

    Anagha Yatin · April 5, 2018 at 8:49 am

    Gud to know that Deepa. Thanks for visiting and sharing story at your end.

Milan · April 5, 2018 at 11:41 am

Lovely..brought back the memories of childhood…those fights n makeups with siblings.

    Anagha Yatin · April 5, 2018 at 12:13 pm

    Thank you Milan for visiting and appreciating.

Ruchie · April 5, 2018 at 3:17 pm

I have siblings too..and love the bond , daily fights but daily calling and asking the well being…you are keeping me hooked here

Varsha Kalelkar · April 5, 2018 at 4:08 pm

It’s time away from each other that teaches us the value of a person in our life. Well siblings’s love for fight should be just called as love.

Thank you for bringing back the memories.

Ramya Abhinand · April 5, 2018 at 4:28 pm

This surely touches the heart and soul of one and all.. Memories rekindled, I was in a similar situation during up my growing up years.

Varad · April 5, 2018 at 8:56 pm

As an older brother, I can relate to this. Beautifully penned, Anagha.

Aesha · April 5, 2018 at 11:48 pm

I miss having a sibling! Such beauty relationship it is indeed

Disha · April 6, 2018 at 12:41 am

Pure sibling love which is incomplete without constant fights. Reminded me of my fights with sister over TV remote. 😀

jrvincente · April 6, 2018 at 3:51 am

One of the most interesting relationships.

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Medha Nagur · April 13, 2018 at 12:40 pm

Oh! This love-hate relationship between siblings. You have brought every little detail with flow. Loving it…

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