Daddy brought home a bag of vegetables.
“Why have you bought vegetables? The refrigerator is already full of them”, said Mummy.
I saw some fresh cucumber, carrots and some lemons at a roadside vendor, could not resist buying them’, he replied with a sheepish smile.
“Yeah, they do look good, alright, I will somehow stuff them into the vegetable tray”, and she went to the refrigerator.
And so she made some space in the already stuffed tray and kept the three.
“Stop moving around so much, you are quashing me,” said Cucumbers
‘Quashing me…’, mimicked Carrot,”its you who is taking so much space.’
“No you take more space and you are hard not me. If you keep on shifting, you will mash me”, cucumber moaned.
‘Stop you two’, your fight and see what it has cost me’, said lemon and they moved to see that juice was coming out of some of the lemons.
‘Tell this carrot to be still,’ said cucumber
“Why, don’t you move a bit’, yelled carrot.
And they both started fighting, the refrigerator shaked, the utensils jangled.
Mummy came to see what the noise was and then she remembered about the carrots and cucumbers. As such she was feeling hungry and so she took out a carrot, a cucumber a green chilly, a lemon.
Grated the carrot, the cucumber, cut the chillies, squeezed some lemon, added some salt and chat masala and tasted it.
Mmmm the sweetness of the carrots, the crispness of the cucumber combined with the tangy taste of the lemon, all together with the chilly, such a refreshing filling meal for a hot summer day.
In case you wonder what this is, it is just a nonsensical story to engage a bored four-year old in his summer vacation.
But it sure was refreshing to return to kids fiction after a long time.