The only time the Phoenix family has with each other is at the dining table at night.
Normally there are two boys each equipped with a PSP playing some intense game and totally incommunicado because they have head phones attached to their heads. I swear I am so used to saying absolutely insulting things about them to their face and getting away with it – if they retaliate, I’ll faint with shock!
DIL and I have laptops open in front of us and we are either surfing the net or doing something else.
Yeah there is some dinner ….. and it is normally eaten while we are busy doing other things, i.e. unless I have cooked something sinfully fatteining or exotic.
Tonight was sandwiches and salad, since I had deadlines.
DIL had some major office drawings to do and wanted to eat anything that was boring since (said in OMG I am about to die tones) I have work Mom and my boss will kill me!!! I dont want to fall asleep right after dinner!
The boys had already eaten pizza so they could not have cared less!
DIL : Babe my autocad has gotten corrupt
Kid#1: Baby what would you do without me?
DIL: (In the I have to humour him tone) Babe tabhi tere se shaadi kee na!!!
Kid#1 (Preen Preen)
Kid#2: Yeah I know! Bhai can we start the game soon please?!
DIL : (The tone was pure distilled menace) You know you guys would have married each other if you werent brothers!
Kid #1 : Tactful smile : No baby
Kid #2 : Eewwwww!
Me : Another sandwich any one?
Total ignore from the family
Sensing a golden opportunity I quietly went to the kitchen and sliced a mango and opened a can of condensed milk. I thought they could eat each other while I quietly had an awesome desert.
Just as I was pouring the condensed milk into the bowl, I looked up! The whole damn brat brigade was standing and watching me accusingly.
Sigh! There went my desert! I did not even get one spoon!
Nah that is exaggeration. I was rationed …. yes rationed 2 spoonfuls.