Nutty family has a unique Chemistry with life and with each other. They bond mostly over food. When I say bond, it doesn’t always mean cohesive. It also means heterogeneous bonding as well!  If the moods align then they bond over anything under the Sun and stars. This I tell you happens once in blue Moon!

Whatever it may be, their reactions are 100% predictable and outcomes are consistent with historical data. Thought of sharing a few, single element reactions today…

What happens when Mrs Chitterchatter and you go to watch an English movie?

If you happen to sit next to her, on such an occasion, God save you! She will keep you nudging with the question, “what he / she said?” quite regularly, with the push of her elbow. Mrs Chitterchatter is illiterate when it comes to “firangi* ascent. Piece of advise to you; better take her with you for an English movie if…

  • You have already seen it
  • You are sure that it has sub titles
  • You don’t have anything worthwhile to do other than doing this!

Let me share a secret, again only between you and me, Mrs Chitterchatter watches an English movie twice. First time to read the sub titles and understand the plot. Second time to enjoy the movie that she then has understood. She enjoys the movie both the times in equal measures!

What happens when Mr Balanced is requested to fetch the vegetables from the market?

Mr Balanced loves to buy fresh vegetables and fruits. If you accompany him, you will know that he is most likely to pick up a carrot or a cucumber or some peas from the vegetable seller and munch on it while checking out the prices of different vegetables. He is more than sure to check why a particular vegetable is not on stand or for sale.

Depending on which colour attracts him more, he is most likely to bring a cart load of the vegetables that Mrs Chitterchatter has to generously distribute them to her neighbours and friends.

Last week end, Mr Balanced brought home fenugreek, spinach, red amaranth, radish leaves and dill.

I learnt that children from the household have declared hunger strike.

What happens when the Giant Little Kid has holidays post his exams?

When the Giant Little Kid has holidays, suddenly he runs out of the ideas to entertain himself. The movies no longer remain a fascination. The otherwise hungry like bear for the story books develops allergy to them. “When is the school going to open?”, fills the air in the house. He is seen sleeping at any hour of the day and of course night, at any place in the house in the most twisted way. If you happen to nudge him to sleep properly, he would not get up at all as that’s his best position to relax. Remember Sid of Ice Age…ditto that!

What happens when the Innocent Baby has exams?

Merely half an hour into study, Innocent Baby informs Mrs Chitterchatter that she is done with it. When Mrs Chitterchatter cross-checks her knowledge about the subject / topic, she will wear a face as if the question/topic was never the part of the syllabus when she was reading and memorizing. Most probably that has been added to the text book later. She will be found revising her Q&A all the while doing cart wheels, hand stand back arch or jumping around the place. These are the days when she suddenly develops a great interest in drawing and sketching. All the books and the note books would then be filled with innumerable drawings. She has pact signed with her mother. Mother can check from the girl what questions were asked in the paper but not her answers to them!

That was the glimpse of the single element reactions. How about multiple elements?

The chapter on Chemistry of interpersonal reactions in the family has many endothermic and exothermic reactions (much heat is exchanged at times)! Some have colour changing end results as well. Others are characterized by sounds that usually accompany the experiments gone wrong! How can I forget? You already know A to V of them!


*Firangi – British or Western ascent

Picture courtesy Pixabay 

This post is part of #BlochatterA2Z and #A2ZChallenge


12 Comments

syncwithdeep · April 26, 2018 at 7:29 am

Hahahha. Excellent. I love mr balanced’s love for veggies. When i ask my hubby to buy, he will buy loads if carrot, beets and onion. I will end up with making halwa, variety rice, gravy for the whole week. Mrs chitter chatters firangi thingy almost we can spot a char in every home. But i must appreciate that she has her interest to watch the movie twice with the same enthu. Well written.. W is We shall Overcome.

Ramya Abhinand · April 26, 2018 at 8:42 am

What an interesting Family but you know my father is just like Mr, Balanced. He loves his vegetable shopping and goes by the bright colours.

Akshata Ram · April 26, 2018 at 10:50 am

that was a unique aspect of each member- I loved Innocent Baby’s pretentious attitude towards syllabus and Mrs Chitterchatter’s reasons for watching an English move twice

mammaspeaks · April 26, 2018 at 12:39 pm

Loved the little glimpses into the family of Mrs. Chitterchatter. What an amazing family it is! Would love to meet them! Sounds like fun!

mahekg · April 26, 2018 at 2:24 pm

Loved the line on Chemistry of interpersonal reactions. I must say whatever the case this family is just awesome and bless this one always.

Shilpa Nairy · April 26, 2018 at 4:40 pm

Kahani ghar ghar ki!! Poor lady, you wouldn’t have let her secret out 😉

Mayuri6 · April 26, 2018 at 6:25 pm

I loved the quirks of each member of this lovable Nutty family! Mr Balanced fascination for colorful vegetables made me smile. Never a dull moment in this family, that is for sure!

Varsh · April 26, 2018 at 6:33 pm

Hahaha. Mrs Chitterchatter is like my husband, although I wish my husband bought veggies like Mr Balanced. Exams and holidays turn children into something else. Dreading the vacations now!!

Iain Kelly · April 26, 2018 at 7:44 pm

The film one is so true – reminds me of my mum, and she doesn’t need the subtitles! 🙂
https://iainkellywriting.com/2018/04/26/w-is-for-warsaw-poland/

romagptasinha · April 26, 2018 at 10:46 pm

In all it avatars nutty family is amazing. Love them all buddy.

An@m! · April 27, 2018 at 3:37 pm

Just loving your way of writing and narrating. And of course this family is awesome. I am afraid what will happen to me when this challenge ends and this cute family leaves us. 🙁

knightofsteel · April 28, 2018 at 4:42 pm

Certainly a lot of chemistry going on here. I can relate to the innocent child, exam time is when everything except the exam is important.

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