She was about to ring the doorbell. She heard commotion inside.

It was a public holiday. Mrs Chitterchatter had gone to market to pick up fruits and vegetables. She dished out the scrumptious breakfast for Giant Little Kid, Innocent Baby and Mr Balanced, before venturing out in morning. The periodic assessment schedules were declared in the school. She made sure that kids were at their respective study table. Instructing Mr Balanced to be a good ‘stay at home dad’ for few hours, she had stepped out.

Returning back, here she was, waiting at the door, contemplating the scene inside.

When she rang the bell the third time, she was lucky.

She was welcomed with a grudge. “No one answers the door. Is it my duty always, because I am the youngest, huh?”, solicited Innocent Baby.

“I was studying”, claimed Giant Little Kid.

“I was busy fixing balcony door”, insisted Mr Balanced.

“There’s nothing wrong with that door!”, exclaimed Mrs Chitterchatter with surprise.

“I know. But then I had nothing to do in particular. So, I was busy with it”, advocated Mr Balanced with poker face.

“Daddy is a foe, not a friend. Only during play time he is a friend”, rumbled Innocent Baby.

“Will anyone allow me to step inside?”, questioned Mrs Chitterchatter.

Stepping forward, Giant Little Kid took the bags from her with utmost courtesy.

‘Something is fishy’, warned Mrs Chitterchatter to herself.

Giant Little Kid said, “I have a complaint too”.

‘My instincts never fail me’, reflected Mrs Chitterchatter to self.

“We both have complaint”, added Innocent Baby.

Mrs Chitterchatter settled on the sofa. “Have you been fighting again?

“Daddy is the culprit this time”, announced of Innocent Baby.

“Yes Mom. He had been troubling me too”, appended Giant Little Kid.

Mr Balanced raised his shoulder and wore a big question mark. However, he so failed miserably to put up an unblemished face!

“He made me fall down. And I got hurt Mommy”, said she coming near to hug her.

“And he spoiled my practical journal entry. He pushed my elbow while I was writing”, stated Giant Little Kid with rancour.

“That’s something”, said Mrs Chitterchatter turning to Mr Balanced.

“I plead guilty on both the counts. But..”, disclosed Mr Balanced .

“Told you”, came the unanimous reply from other side.

“I am not done, yet”, asserted Mr Balanced. “Innocent Baby was running around the house. She was busy cart wheeling. Or doing hand stand. I insisted her to go back to studies. She did not pay heed. So once when she was running around, I put my leg in her way to surprise her. After her great fall, I checked on her if I need to dial for the ambulance”, he continued with a wink.

“And when I went to fetch a pen from Giant Little Kid, he had already drifted to the dream land, resting his head on the study table. I gave a gentle nudge on his elbow. Coincidentally the same hand was holding the pen, My Lord”

Both Mr Balanced and Mrs Chitterchatter were so occupied in the court room trial that none of them took the cognizance of the surrounding. As Mr Balanced fished deposing before the de facto judge aka Mrs Chitterchatter, both turned around to check on the complainants.  They had vanished from the scene.

The complaints had resumed the role of student and were spotted at their respective study table, neck deep in their studies (Please have trust here!!!). The accused was absolved and the case was dismissed…

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syncwithdeep · April 6, 2018 at 7:01 am

Haha.. I love the chaotic family.. Each doing their best to play their part well. The complaints took form.. I trust you.. Are there so good kids today? Love this post. F is for Flashback.

Gayatri Gadre · April 6, 2018 at 8:20 am

Ha ha ha ha Loved it, could imagine each character in their respective tones and their peculiar expressions vividly. Brilliant writing

Neha · April 6, 2018 at 8:26 am

Lol…I can just picture the scene. Such a cute family Anagha. Enjoyed reading this.

Akshata Ram · April 6, 2018 at 9:29 am

I thought Mr Balanced would be convicted here, quite an escape he had. I enjoyed the antics of the seemingly innocent dad

#Queen · April 6, 2018 at 9:45 am

Lol..i wonder what mrs. chitterchatter did then.. 😛

Tongue Twister for F

Lavanya · April 6, 2018 at 9:55 am

Haha. What a funny story. Loved the innocent baby’s and giant little kid’s antics!

Maheshwaran Jothi · April 6, 2018 at 9:58 am

Interesting short story. Most families are same… guess the chitterchatter became servingfeeder!!

Mayuri Nidigallu · April 6, 2018 at 10:28 am

Baap akhir Baap hota hai!:))) Smart Daddy!:)

Aesha · April 6, 2018 at 11:47 am

I have a growing fondness for this family now.. I am looking forward your daily posts. Love the kids so much.

mahekg · April 6, 2018 at 12:24 pm

?? Should I say Kahani ghar ghar ki?

Iain Kelly · April 6, 2018 at 3:10 pm

Haha, wonderful. A typical scene when the Dad is left in charge for a few hours. Great fun, again!

Varsha Kalelkar · April 6, 2018 at 4:25 pm

Anagha, your posts are surely making me crave to come to your place and meet this nutty family. I hope everything is in order order now 🙂

sukrisblog · April 6, 2018 at 7:56 pm

Daddies always know how to get out of situations. Another great post!

Deepa · April 7, 2018 at 12:06 am

Haha..thats what dads do. In my case also I receive a lot of complaints when I am not at home. 🙂

An@m! · April 7, 2018 at 1:37 am

Hahaha…What a great way Daddy escaped. Just loved it.

Meha Sharma · April 7, 2018 at 2:48 am

Haha!! Love the way you portray the daily nuances of the family in such an interesting manner.It says a lot about your writing.

CRD · April 7, 2018 at 2:54 am

I have a lot to learn from Mr. Balanced. In my house, I get cornered every single day :p

Jyotirmoy Sarkar · April 7, 2018 at 10:45 am

Loved reading it, beautiful depiction of the incidents.

Ruchie · April 7, 2018 at 11:11 pm

This is so beautifully written I feel like to know more and more

BellyBytes · April 8, 2018 at 10:36 am

Ha ha so daddy is a baddy today ?

Ravish Mani · April 8, 2018 at 10:53 pm

It’s like a drizzle in midst of hot sunny days. 🙂

Meena · April 9, 2018 at 11:10 am

Mr.Balanced was almost convicted! But he escaped! Lucky him!

    Anagha Yatin · April 9, 2018 at 2:16 pm

    True that Meena. He would have been an excellent advocate, dont you think? Thanks for visiting.

Medha Nagur · April 13, 2018 at 12:53 pm

Lol! Daddy is the eldest kid of them all… It’s hilarious Anagha

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