The Tomato Family
The fight with Raj had ruined Naina’s morning. She turned around to see that her 4 year old daughter had arranged the tomatoes in a single line.
“Pia, how many times have I told you not to play with the food?”
Pia looked at her mother, and gave her a big smile.
“See mumma, the big tomatoes are you, papa, dada, dadi, nana and nani.”
Hearing her bubbly girl explain, Naina burst out laughing.
“Why two little tomatoes?”
“One is me, and other is bhaiyya,” replied Pia, walking to her mother and stroking her stomach. “Come soon, Chhotu. I’m waiting.”
And all was well in Naina’s world again.
(© 28th May 2015)