Pizza Treat for me #FinishTheStory

© 2015, Barbara W. Beacham

‘Pizza anyone?’

‘Is it veg or non-veg?’ a voice asked.  It was Neeta.  My eldest daughter.  Ever since she got an Indian boyfriend,  she asks these weird questions.  It’s just food.  Eat it.

‘Not agaaaiin..’ drawled Suzy, the middle one.  She had by now given up on my culinary skills.  She would now calculate the calories using some stupid app and will announce it to everybody.

‘266 calories for every 100 grams!  Nah.. too fattening.’

When I was young,  pizza was a special treat.  It could brighten up my day.

‘Darling,  you know it’s too much for me.  All that white bread, and cheese.  Diabetes,’  my husband shrugged and joined the bandwagon.

‘Mom, I will have dinner at Stu’s birthday party,’ quipped my youngest Max.

Why did I even bother to order?  Now I would have to eat the whole pizza.

Perhaps I knew that.  Now I can relish it alone.

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26 Comments Add yours

  1. tnkerr says:

    Drowning your sorrows in a Pizza Box. Now that’s a familiar story! LOL

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  2. aseemrastogi2 says:

    I have come across quite a few people like Neeta who keep sighing about all the calories and the oil in food :P.

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      its common nowadays, i feel.

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      1. aseemrastogi2 says:

        Hehe yeah ;).

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  3. Dave says:

    Sneaky little ulterior motive. “A moment on the lips, forever on the hips.”

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  4. milliethom says:

    A clever little story with all the family members interacting and professing their different views on eating pizza. A lot of foods tend to get analysed nowadays, before they’re eaten, whether for calories, saturated fats or vitamin and mineral content. Perhaps we’re all becoming too health conscious and food is rarely viewed as ‘just food’. I love the way Mom is secretly pleased she can have the pizza to herself. Well written, Lata. 🙂

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      Thanks Millie..i saw my children doing similar stuff when Offered ice-cream. It was surprising and i had to finish it.

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      1. milliethom says:

        What else are mum’s for? Haha. Children are taught about healthy eating at school from quite a young age, so I suppose it’s to be expected that they’d question what they’re given. It’s all for the best, I know – just different from years ago. (I come from the Stone Age, so my children say! My six are all well grown up now, and cholestorel levels weren’t as much of an issue then.)

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        1. Lata Sunil says:

          Haha true. In the ancient ages, we never counted calories. All for the best.

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          1. milliethom says:

            Well, at least we enjoyed our food without feeling constantly guilty! 🙂 Have a great day, Lata (and enjoy your meals!) 🙂

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  5. Pizza is any day a treat for me! The white bread and cheese is what I love 😀
    Great one Lata 🙂

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      Thanks Parul

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  6. Loved the interaction 😀 and, I, too, love pizza but the calorie thing… 😦

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  7. afairymind says:

    Great character interaction and I love the narrative voice – ‘It’s just food. Eat it.’ Very enjoyable story. 🙂

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  8. Pizza will always have the ability to brighten my day. 🙂

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  9. John Yeo says:

    A wonderful way to enjoy a forbidden fruit is to tell the family pizza is good for you ~ 🙂

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  10. draliman says:

    I was thinking as I read through “this is perfect, more for me!” and then your last line showed your narrator has a similar sentiment. Great story, very believable 🙂

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  11. poojamahimkar says:

    Damn those calorie apps, they stop me from eating everything that I like

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  12. Great story of a typical family these days, I could just imagine all of this happening. Made me laugh! Loved it!

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      Thank you. That feels good

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  13. babso2you says:

    Can I join you? I love the way you wove the story about the kids, and then bringing the husband into the mix! Well done! Thanks again for taking part in this writing challenge! See you next week? Be well… ^..^

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      Thank you..glad you enjoyed it

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      1. babso2you says:

        Very well done Lata! 🙂

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  14. Sonya says:

    Excellent last line. Pizza’s best when you don’t have to share it 🙂

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    1. Lata Sunil says:

      True that 😉

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