“Lo and behold, smarty boy is not ready!”, exclaimed Mr Balanced. Mrs Chitterchatter and the Innocent Baby grew curious. Post scanning the Giant Little Kid, from top to toe, they wore the bewildered faces too! The Giant Little Kid was still in pajamas…

They were getting late to the party. It was a blue Moon thing that the ladies of the house were ready well in time (do you believe that?) and not the men!!!

“India wants to know”, announced Mr Balanced darting straight at the boy. The Innocent Baby joined her father as the cameraman by enacting as if she was holding a video camera. Mrs Chitterchatter joined the fray. She acted the part of the correspondent,  holding a mike in her hand and held it in front of him.

“Stop that drama, please”, came a dispirited response from the six feet robust frame, pushing the camera-lady and the mike-hand aside.

‘Something is wrong in the teen world’, pondered Mrs Chitterchatter. Mr Balanced got the whiff of the air. Innocent Baby however continued in her role.

“Breaking news…’Smarty’ is not joining the party! Why? India wants to know”, she insisted.

Giving her a darn dirty look, he just snorted. He stood motionless with his head down, leaning against the wall. Though it was the cold, last night of December, the air was growing hotter with every passing moment.

The Innocent Baby turned to mother for clues with raised eyebrows. Mrs Chitterchatter winked and flashed a smiley face at her. Moving her hands over the lips, indicating the zipping action, she signalled Innocent Baby to seal her mouth. Innocent Baby nodded in affirmation.

“You all continue and have fun”, he mumbled.

“Why change of hearts?”, asked daddy.

“Are you all right?”, asked mother with concern. Placing her hand on boy’s forehead she checked out. “Good Lord, you don’t have fever”, she said.

“Come on, speak up man! Did you have discovery of sorts…I mean an unfinished project that needs attention as the submission deadline was probably day before yesterday”, prodded daddy.

“Nothing of that sort. All my school work is in order”, he cleared the air.

“Then what?”, demanded mother.

“Cant you see here on my shoulders?”, he stated exasperatedly while scratching his head.

“Whats on his shoulders?”, asked Innocent Baby out of curiosity and obviously because he was too giant for her gaze to reach!

“Dandruff”, he bemoaned.

“That’s my eternal enemy. It shows up when I expect it the least. It makes my head scratchy and marks it presence on my shoulders…so embarrassing”

“That’s not a big deal. Go take a quick shower. You can use my shampoo”, said Mr Balanced sounding generous.

“Wear something light in colour and not your favourite, black”, added Mrs Chitterchatter.

Giant Little Kid agreed reluctantly for he also did not wish to miss the party.

Resurfacing fresh from his room, he was completely transformed.

“You should’ve worn a hoodie, instead. It would have saved time”, said The Innocent Baby, when all were about to settle in the car.

Soon the war of words erupted at the back seat! A sign of perfect normalcy…


Photo by Warren Wong on Unsplash
This post is part of #A2ZChallenge

33 Comments

Mayuri6 · April 5, 2018 at 12:13 am

I liked Innocent Baby’s suggestion!:))))

    Anagha Yatin · April 5, 2018 at 11:50 am

    Your place reserved at the back seat with Innocent Baby! Thanks Mayuri for the visiting.

Sudha · April 5, 2018 at 7:18 am

Smart answer by innocent baby!

    Anagha Yatin · April 5, 2018 at 11:54 am

    Genuine reactions sometimes turn out to be smart! Thanks Sudha for visiting.

Akshata Ram · April 5, 2018 at 11:43 am

Thank good it was not lice, reminded me of my school days 😀. I love the Innocent baby, she’s one smarty pants

    Anagha Yatin · April 5, 2018 at 12:14 pm

    Those were the horrific memories. But I feel for sake of experiencing it and then later laughing about it, every one should get lice attack at least once in a life time.
    Thanks Akshata

syncwithdeep · April 5, 2018 at 12:00 pm

innocent baby seems to have the timing sense. E is for exaggeration. https://syncwithdeep.wordpress.com/2018/04/05/e-exaggeration-blogchattera2z-atozchallenge-atoz/

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

    Yeh, you are right. Thanks for visiting Deepa.

Balaka · April 5, 2018 at 12:20 pm

Ha ha ha..nice narration Anagha..I love the flow of the story and the dialogues..it is a fun read.
https://trinalooksback.com/2018/04/05/ekta-the-unwanted-girlchild/

    Anagha Yatin · April 5, 2018 at 12:32 pm

    Thanks Balaka. Glad it fetched you some light moments.

#Queen · April 5, 2018 at 12:20 pm

I think in this story IB is the star. i love her character and attitude

Tongue Twister for E

    Anagha Yatin · April 5, 2018 at 12:33 pm

    Thanks DeeDee! Will convey it to her when I meet her.

Meha Sharma · April 5, 2018 at 1:07 pm

Loved the narration. Loved the Innocent Baby ❤️❤️ Loved reading this one Anagha!!

Namratha Varadharajan · April 5, 2018 at 1:47 pm

Good conflict resolution by the family!

Varsha Kalelkar · April 5, 2018 at 4:13 pm

I am laughing here just by imagining the look on his face after that extra smart suggestion. Also reminds me of dialogue from Friends Monica to Chandler “You are an excellent person to have on next day of emergency.”

Ramya Abhinand · April 5, 2018 at 4:36 pm

Ah ha… so a smart kiddie out here is it. Interesting

Iain Kelly · April 5, 2018 at 6:12 pm

Ha, such a great family scene, really enjoying these characters 🙂
https://iainkellywriting.com/2018/04/05/e-is-for-echternach-luxembourg/

Roma · April 5, 2018 at 7:32 pm

Dear Anagha, I really love the Mrs.Chitterchatter post series. My heart really went out why the boy wanted to miss the party, glad the reason was dandruff😃. Some day when I meet all of you I will meet the characters of your beautifully woven tales.

Varad · April 5, 2018 at 8:59 pm

Fantastic narration, Anagha. How do you do it? The nation wants to know 😀

CRD · April 5, 2018 at 10:17 pm

Isnt dandruff really overrated? I dont have to worry about it anymore :p

The hoodie would’ve done the trick alright 🙂

Deepa · April 5, 2018 at 10:35 pm

Haha..I love innocent baby. I can so relate to your posts about the teenager. It is a same case here.

wowparenting.com · April 5, 2018 at 11:31 pm

Loving your cute anecdotes and also the comments you receive..Thank goodness its not lice haha

Aesha · April 5, 2018 at 11:45 pm

Innocent baby is smart!! Love your narrative !

An@m! · April 6, 2018 at 12:04 am

Again a fun read. I am loving this family.

Disha · April 6, 2018 at 12:09 am

Haha, I can relate to it as I was a rebellious teenager myself. The innocent baby is so cute, gave an easy solution for the problem 🙂

jrvincente · April 6, 2018 at 3:53 am

Ah, teenagers!

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    Anagha Yatin · April 6, 2018 at 10:41 am

    Thanks Jayden.

mahekg · April 6, 2018 at 12:31 pm

Can understand the problem of Giant little Kid. Loved the answer of Innocent baby. Damn cute

Ruchie · April 6, 2018 at 10:22 pm

I just love this kid and lovely series holding me tight here

Ravish Mani · April 8, 2018 at 10:44 pm

The last line completely resonates with me. It’s scary when there’s silence. Arguments means everything is normal. 🙂

Dipika Singh · April 10, 2018 at 1:00 pm

Hehe.. Anagha these stories are too cute to resist. Hoodie, Innocent baby is way too witty. must be on her mommy 😉

    Anagha Yatin · April 10, 2018 at 2:15 pm

    😉Thanks Dipika!

Medha Nagur · April 13, 2018 at 12:47 pm

Humorous! Oh man, these teenage problems like dandruff and pimples can be so serious with teenagers. If not addressed on time will be blown out of proportion!

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