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Sandwiched

“Hey, sweety . Is it morning already?” I rubbed my eyes and gave my three year old a gentle hug.

“Peppa, mumma.” She said as she shoved the remote in my face.

“Peppa time is only in the …..oh no...” I jumped out of the sofa. With a loud thud, the plate that was resting on my stomach fell to the floor. Along with it was my handcrafted sandwich I prepared for lunch. After, Ruhi comes back from school I usually have a nice meal prepared for lunch and relish it while she sleeps. This time I was the one that had the nap time.

“Ruhi, why didn’t you wake up mommy?” I looked at the clock. I had only seven minutes to pick up my elder one from school. ;

I ran to the bedroom and changed my clothes. It was Tuesday, which also meant after school football coaching. With disheveled hair, my son’s sports bag and Ruhi in my arms I ran out, leaving my smashed sandwich behind.

On the drive to his school I desperately looked everywhere in the car and my purse for the tiniest of crumbs. I usually pack jim jams or oreos but today, I had nothing. In a while I couldn’t tell which was getting louder - my tummy growling or my incessant honking. The cars in front of me were just so slow for the right lane. “Afternoon traffic? ...Move it already!!!...Shit!”

“Shit.” Ruhi repeated.

“No...no sweety don’t say that. Mommy said…...shit..shitake mushrooms. I have to order for dinner.”

We reached the school ten minutes late. Which also meant a grumpy hormonal eight year old being late for his practice.

“You are late. You are supposed to me here at three, mom.”

“Really?...I had no idea!” My head was now pounding. It’s all connected. First, my hungry tummy rumbles then my hunger goes straight to my head. ;

I sped as fast as I could and threw his school bag out.

“Don’t forget to pick me up after Ruhi’s school meeting, mom.” He said as he ran off.

I looked back at Ruhi. A girl who just started school seven months ago had more school meetings then I ever had my entire high school year. I was so tempted to bunk the meeting and head for the nearest McDonalds.

“Damn it!” I yelled.

“Damn it!” She copied.

We reached her preschool and all the other mothers were seated. I quickly ran my fingers through my hair and glanced down at myself. I was still wearing my house chappals.

“Ah ..screw…….I looked at Ruhi’s curious eyes….”screwdriver.” I smiled at her.

As I sat down, I pulled out my phone and texted my busy husband. “I hate you!.....” I texted. He instantly replied with an ice cream icon.

Ruhi gently tugged my shirt. “Mama, khaana.” She said and gave me her sticky Dora lunch box. I opened it. To my pleasant surprise was a jam and green chutney sandwich.

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I love ur short stories priya! U are so gifted! Looking fwd to that book real soon....

Thanks asha chaudhry so much!!!! For your encouragement.... really

Beautifully written

This is so nice... Screw.. Screwdriver is epic 🤣

Thanks Swati Upadhyay and Rebecca Prakash

This seems straight from your heart. Blessed with awesome writing skills u r Priya Sood

Wow..so real

Aditi Ahuja Revauthi Rajamani Neha Sharma Sumira Bhatia Nancy Singh Priyanka Maheshwari@Momzjourne Anisha Agarwal Dr. Shilpitha Shanthappa Dr. Payal M Satyam Sharma Rebecca Prakash Ujjwal Mishra(SuperMommy) KritiVika Neha Vij Neha Mani Mishra Richa Chowdhary ritu singhal Sonam patel Shruti Giri Mariyum Aaquib Sheeba Vijesh Rakhi Puri (beautyofmommying) pls post ur #hangry stories to enter the awesome contest! I m penning mine as we speak!

Such a reading delight..Hangry mama.👍 My hunger too gets to my head,and when it does,tsunami is the next caution 😐..

Happy you all liked it . Let's hear your stories

Wow awesome story Priya! Very hilarious 😁
Nilofer M go ahead with your story..I noe u have got great writing skills!

Superb write-up..👍👍

This WS so engrossing

Beautiful writing...😍

Wow beautiful..

just wow!! Priya Sood ..awesome writing skill..lovely..

Awesome story Priya Sood ...so well written. .

Thank you!!! Very encouraging

You are awesome. Loved each and every bit of this story.

Oh woww funniest 😊😉😆

I could relate so much to the story, rush and hunger... Loved the way you wrote it

Awe so cute n true


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