Gummi Bears

They were getting a tad impatient, waiting. Every few minutes the little girl couldn’t help but tug at her muma’s dress and ask when it would arrive. Very soon, muma would say each time and together they continued to peer out the tall lavender grilled window. It was just after she came home from school. She had hurriedly gotten out of her uniform, cleaned up and had finished her lunch without fussing. Even the salad.  Her muma smiling through this the whole time, was thoroughly amused.

A faint ringing in the distance made them both jump in excitement. Surely, it must be here? And certainly enough, they saw the mailman arrive on his blue bicycle, grinning ear to ear. He had a package for them. She scrambled behind her muma out the big brown door. After exchanging the usual pleasantries, muma took the package and he went on his way, the bell on his bicycle tinkling.

They brought the package in and she watched as muma took the big red scissors from the kitchen to cut it open. She squealed in joy seeing the huge packet of gummi bears. Chuckling, muma knew she couldn’t wait any longer.

In the huge white living room they sat, comfy on the sofa with pink cushions. The packet of gummi bears was open and placed on the laminated coffee table in front. Muma had a plate with some of the gummi bears and they knew what to do. She would devour the red and orange ones and muma would eat the green and yellow ones. Her legs dangling down the sofa, with a glance now and then at muma, she continued to enjoy her afternoon after school, eating gummi bears with muma.

Years later after she grew up, every time she picked a packet of gummi bears but didn’t have muma to share them with- she’d first sort them into reds and oranges, yellows and greens, because duh.. that’s the way they were supposed to be eaten.

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21 Comments Add yours

  1. Shalini says:

    This feels so personal! Your words touched my heartstrings, Leha. Much love ❤

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you so much Shalini 🙂

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  2. Varsh says:

    Aww, Muma would approve eating them that way. This would be a scene in my home too, only between both my kids. 🙂

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  3. Pratibha Pal says:

    Beautifully written! Loved the narrative.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you Pratibha:)

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  4. Mayuri6 says:

    When I was younger I ate a rainbow of Gummi Bears all together at once, and was sick for days!
    Your sweet story has made me crave them again, Leha. Yes, I always pick the red ones first too.
    P:S: is that your pic with Muma?

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    1. Leha says:

      HAHAHA, I used to like eating gems that way. Yes, that’s me and her:)

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  5. Suchita says:

    God I want gummi bears now. I used to love slicing their heads off while munching on them 😀

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    1. Leha says:

      HAHA, assassination of the yummy gummis 😛 So cool

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  6. jayanthi6 says:

    Lovely read, Leha….

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you Jayanthi:)

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  7. Buahahaha!! I’ve never had Gumi bears till today! 😦 What a waste of my life till now. Should I, do you think, try some out now? Your cute post has made me crave for some. Some reds and oranges maybe?

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    1. Leha says:

      Haha, so sweet. Yes, do try them

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  8. Nazish says:

    I enjoyed this short story but never tasted gummy bears 😅.

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    1. Leha says:

      Thank you, they’re worth trying.

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  9. purbajune says:

    This is such a beautiful and heartwarming read. I want to have gummy bears now!

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  10. Satabdi says:

    How beautiful!

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  11. Ruchi says:

    So many emotions in that short story …mums are always special

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  12. I love having them even now the women’s one.

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    1. Leha says:

      Ooh, never tried those

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