Before the alarm went abuzz in the morning, the children were up and about. The peppy face of Innocent Baby said it all! Her enthusiasm was palpable. For today, she was to join her elder bro and his clan.

Giant Little Kid recently had formed a clan of amateur cyclist. Clan had his friends who would go cycling in the morning, exploring lanes and by lanes of the city. On the way back, they would stop at the juice joint and have their glass of refreshment.

His stories from exploration made the little girl keen on joining the clan. After much persuasion and bribe of extra hour on iPad by Mrs Chitterchatter, the Giant Little Kid had agreed to tag the sister along.

“Zip, zap, zoom…”, said the girl animatedly.

“Don’t forget your safety gears”, cautioned mother.

“Yup. In another minute, Mom”, replied the girl.

“Keep left* and fall in line. Don’t race”, warned the mother

“And follow big bro…correct?”, asked the little girl completing her mother’s sentence.

“Don’t leave your little sister far too behind. Watch her out. Am I right?”, asked the boy joining in the dialogues.

The bro and lil sister gave each other a hi 5. They had a hearty laugh at mouthing their mothers general instructions! Like a gust of air, both were gone in jiffy.

Time flew by fast. Mrs Chitterchatter dished breakfast to Mr Balanced. She had an eye on the clock all the while.

“They have gone cycling. Not on a secret sniper mission”, chided Mr Balanced.

“Should have been back by now”

“Give a summer discount of 5 – 10 minutes”, appealed Mr Balanced.

“Hmmm” she replied but not was not convinced.

Mr Balanced finished breakfast. Mrs Chitterchatter was pacing up and down the hall way. He waved a good bye while leaving for the office. She being caught in the cobweb of thoughts, didn’t register it.

Mrs Chitterchatter checked the doorbell by ringing it herself. She checked if lifts were working. She called up watchman of their apartment three times to check if the children were back. Every tick of the clock was stealing away her patience and was making her jittery.

She was about to venture out when she heard footsteps.

“So tired”, said the boy entering the house.

“Me too”, reiterated the girl.

With her hands on her waist and a red face, Mrs Chitterchatter was about to shoot the volley of questions.

“That’s ‘Angry bird’ personified”, said the boy with a chuckle.

“When did you spot that? Why did you not show that to me? There isn’t any “angry Bird’ in real. It was only in the movie”, said the girl in disbelief.

This made the boy and the mother laugh out loud.

“It flew away before I could catch your attention”, replied the boy.

“Whats the story today?”

“I will tell you Mommy”, replied the girl in haste. Before waiting for the approval, she went ahead.

“We were enjoying the ride and suddenly we spotted a boy by road side. He was moaning in pain. His cycle lay twisted besides him. Few news papers were strewn on the road and few were dangling from the carrier of his cycle. Vehicles were zooming past him. Bro stopped and asked every one to stop as well. He made everyone cordon the area with their bicycles. In the meantime, he helped the boy to footpath. Rest of us got busy picking up the newspapers. Few started diverting the motorists.”

Picking up the thread, the boy continued, “I could see that boy’s ankle was swollen. With my kerchief I made a doctor’s knot that I have learnt as the Boy Scout and supported his injured ankle. He was in great difficulty. Upon checking with him, I learnt that he was to distribute the news paper in our apartment and the adjoining one. We then decided to help the boy in distributing the newspaper. And that got us late. We pooled our money and gave it to boy to hire a rickshaw to reach home. His cycle is parked in our parking”

From angry bird to surprised to proud, Mrs Chitterchatter’s heart went zip zap zoom!


Picture courtesy Pixabay 
This post is part of #BlochatterA2Z and #A2ZChallenge


17 Comments

syncwithdeep · April 30, 2018 at 12:15 pm

U ended beautifully anagha.u survived the challenge. Congrats. Z is zilch.

mammaspeaks · April 30, 2018 at 12:37 pm

The kids are good natured and have learnt their values well. Mrs. Chitterchatter and Mr. Balanced have done a great job with their kiddos! Kudos to you as well Anagha for keeping us amused all through your series!!

Kalpana · April 30, 2018 at 3:20 pm

What a beautiful ending to your cute A to Z Challenge stories. I have enjoyed them thoroughly and congratulations on finishing the challenge.

An@m! · April 30, 2018 at 4:07 pm

hehehe.. My husband has named me “angry bird” 😛 What a wonderful way to end the series. But please do not end it, I suggest you keep on continuing this. Congratulations on the completion of the challenge. 🙂

doc2poet · April 30, 2018 at 4:22 pm

Beautiful finish to the wonderful challenge. Congratulations 🙂

Neha · April 30, 2018 at 9:23 pm

What a lovely end to the family story series. I hope you will continue writing about them, they are just so adorable! Congratulations Anagha on completing the A2Z challenge 🙂

Iain Kelly · May 1, 2018 at 1:44 am

A lovely tale to end on. I shall miss reading the family stories each day, I do hope they will continue to appear on your blog. Congratulations on a really good month of writing Anagha, well done 🙂
https://iainkellywriting.com/2018/04/30/z-is-for-zaragoza-spain/

Liz A. · May 1, 2018 at 6:06 am

Apparently the boy and girl get along well together. How nice of them to help the injured cyclist.

Ramya Abhinand · May 1, 2018 at 10:01 am

Oh did this end??? I am going to miss this family. Felt like you were reflecting what exactly happens in my home :))

CRD · May 1, 2018 at 3:08 pm

Lovely parents.Lovely children.Lovely family!

What a sweet end to the A to Z Challenge. I’m gonna miss your posts.

Do keep in touch.

Cheers,
CRD

Mayuri Nidigallu · May 1, 2018 at 4:25 pm

What a fitting end to a series which endeared us to the Nutty Family! The kids are adorable, with values intact. Seen and learnt from the wonderful parents. I will miss reading about The Nutty Family. Thank God I know Mrs Chitter chatter well!:)

Jhilmil · May 1, 2018 at 4:38 pm

Wow, such a lovely read, loved the ending, the act which indeed made me feel happy and proud.

Shilpa Garg · May 1, 2018 at 10:26 pm

It’s a blessing to have such thoughtful and loving kids. No wonder Mrs Chitterchatter’s heart went zip zap zoom 😀

Varsh · May 2, 2018 at 10:32 am

Seeing such empathy and affection in the next generation is so gratifying! May her kids be as caring and human always. Bless you all.

Deepa · May 2, 2018 at 12:50 pm

Thank you Anagha

A Special Shoutout to you

Sachin Baikar · May 2, 2018 at 9:12 pm

Well done 👍 Anagha. Congratulations on completing the AtoZ challenge. I enjoyed all your short stories and I used to share the same with my wife and daughter. They both liked your stories. Once my daughter said, this author writes nice and funny stories ☺

Keep writing ☺ Looking forward for more such stories from you 👍

Long way to go…zip zap zoom ☺

milan · May 2, 2018 at 11:29 pm

Even I am called “angry bird” by my kids..i can so relate to somethings in the post, like checking the lift, calling the security if my kids are late from play. Nice read!!

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