Tea and mommy- a short story

Early morning, or is it still night? Siting upright with the baby in her arms. Mommy yawns and moves her shoulders, which indicate an ache in her muscles. Baby jerks in his sleep, and mommy starts to rock him again. He hasn’t slept well because he is unwell. Just normal winter flu, cold, sneezing and the likes. But he has been uneasy, hence sleeping in her arms all night.

He lays still. Sleeping. Phew!!

Mommy tries to put him down but he makes a frown and she picks him up again in her arms where he instantly goes in his slumber again. What is the time? She looks around the quilt for her phone. Its too dark. She finds it tucked beneath the teddy bear. It is 5 am. Ok. So it is morning.

Her eyes are heavy and she might have fallen asleep sitting up beacuse when she checks her phone again it is 6:30am.

She picks up her phone amd texts her mother in law(they live together) telling her how the baby is sick and she has been up all night. Her mother in law calls her to ask about the baby’s well-being, avoiding to enter the room as he might wake up. Mommy says he is fast asleep now. So mother in law gets her a hot tea in her mug.

Ah……the sight of steam rising from the mug gives a sense of peace to mommy. One sip, and the aching muscles coo. The baby stirs a bit and both the mother in law and mommy begin to panic but he goes back to sleep. They heave a sigh of relief. Mother in law leaves the baby, the mommy and the tea.

Mommy takes another sip, letting the warmth spread. All the exhaustion slowly leaving. Hot cup of tea works magic!! Especially for mothers all around the globe who are up all night.

Published by Monika Bharti

Reading is magical. It is an adventure! Author of Not a Fairytale. A bookworm. A fatalist. A storyteller. A PhD student, always ready to learn more. Happy reading.

16 thoughts on “Tea and mommy- a short story

  1. Nice description, Monika. Eventually the child grows up,remaining oblivious to the pains,his or her parents have borne to raise them up,untill they become parents themselves. πŸ™‚β€

  2. As a Mom with young children, I can relate. I really liked your writing style and the moment you’ve captured. I am an illustrator and (with your permission), I would love to illustrate your short story for my comic art/graphic novel portfolio. Please send me a message or email (see my contact information). Thanks. 😊 Keep on writing!

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