Hari Katha, Humor, Kids, Little Moments, Ram Leela

Little entrepreneur

Ram is smitten by the idea of making money. He has been planning one thing after the other. First, he said he would make things out of origami and go around the block to sell them. Then, he was curious to know how much a glass of lemonade costs. Could he make some? Later, he started sorting his toys into different piles so he could have a yard sale.

The problem was all these plans will have to wait for the weather to turn around. “I want to earn money now amma,” the child sounded desperate. Wanting to give him a break, I told him “If you make a book that I enjoy reading, I will consider buying it from you.”  His face lit up and his mental wheels started spinning. What is your favorite fruit? Mango, I said. What vegetable do you not like? “I don’t know what it is called in english, but is noolkol in tamil”

An hour later, the child came to me with a book titled “The Viellen –  Dr. Noolkol robs a bank” with illustrations. Super Mango is the detective and Dr. Noolkol is the robber. There is action and drama, and the story ends with Dr. Noolkol getting arrested by Super Mango and taking him to a place where he rightfully belongs but dreads going to – the grocery store!

The child was deliriously proud of the 10 cents that I paid him. His anna, on the other hand, was standing there glaring at me. Really amma? He spent an hour working on that book and you are not even paying him minimum wages? Shhhhhhhhhhh! I had forgotten to account for the older child’s activism when I priced the book.

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4 thoughts on “Little entrepreneur

    • Maha says:

      Haha… I started at 10 cents thinking that he will push back but he didn’t. Sorry, I have already paid it forward to the Tooth Fairy.

      Will email you the picture of the book.

      On Thu, Mar 8, 2018 at 12:50 PM, Thoughts Unlimited wrote:

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  1. SS says:

    That is a cute story Maha 😀. And how innocent of him to be thrilled with 10 cents. I am sure he is a joyful and fun kid!

    • Maha says:

      Yes, the innocence is priceless. Who needs reality TV with adventures like these 🙂

      On Sat, Mar 10, 2018 at 11:23 AM, Thoughts Unlimited wrote:

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