Su’s First Business Venture!!!!

Its been quite a while since I’ve been advising Su on money and how she should think of ways to earn money to learn money. Yesterday 22nd January 2014 she did it. She collected all her childhood books…the Peppers, the Ninis, Scooby Doo’s etc and sold the smaller books for Rs 5/- and the bigger ones for Rs 10/- a total of 28 books and made a net sum of Rs 185/- ….Don’t ask the maths now. For the uninitiated Pepper is a little dog?? who does all the naughty things and how he learns a lesson from each of them. And Nini is a bear girl?? who…hmmm I forgot what she did, but the cool part was how Su sat the previous night and cleaned all of them with a damp cloth. Also she managed to convince her friend Meghna to do the same. So I sat the previous night explaining how she can and should sell more . So gave her a idea of giving toffees with every book. Was skeptical of her selling anything. But then when I heard she sold everything, I was ecstatic!!…Very Proud Very happy.


Sarayus first night of sleeping alone in her room

Sarayu has turned 9, and she still shares the bed with us. Though the bed is king sized, a good 6×6, it still isn’t big enough for a football match in the night. Pramila is usually the one to bear the brunt of her tossing and turning in the night and with the ripple effect affects me too. We have been trying to convince Su for the longest time to sleep in her own room as this would foster independence spirit in her. Cajoled her with bunk beds to no avail. After days and days she finally agreed to sleep in her own room and off she went and to sleep. But guess who didn’t manage to sleep for a very long time. Yes it was me and Pramila tossing and turning and finally sleeping late in the night. We found the bed a tad bit empty without her, secretly I was worried for her. Su did get up sorta early morning and came to our bedroom to snuggle with us again and has snuggled with us ever since…

Chicken and Egg…solved!

Now that Su has turned 9, all our conversations i.e. between me and Pramila get monitored and questioned by Su. Not that we mind it after all she gets to learn new words and phrases. In one of our conversations Pramila happened to mention the chicken and egg problem. Su then enquires what it means and Pramila explains to her that its a phrase used to describe a problem where the solution can be either ways and unknown. Su takes a minute and says “of course its the chicken!” to which Pramila asks her How?? and she says ” because if God put down (threw) the egg first, it would have broken…SIMPLE!” Well maybe…

Sarayus second baking experience…Peanut Butter Cookies!

Sarayu was after me to bake something with her, and i promised would do that on a Sunday …and Sunday i did. Had searched and kept some simple cookie recipes…found one which required only 3 ingredients and had peanut butter in it. She stayed with me throughout but lost patience in the second batch. so here are the results…




THE FIRST BATCH…20130210_170726

And here is the recipe…


  • 1 cup peanut butter
  • 1 cup caster sugar
  • 1 egg


Preheat oven to 180°C. Line a baking tray with baking paper and set aside.

Place all ingredients into a bowl and combine well.

Roll tablespoon sized balls and place on the tray. Push down each one with a fork.

Bake for 10-15 minutes. Leave to cool on the tray for 5 minutes and then further cool on a wire rack.

Sarayu at kalaghoda