Rumi’s gratitude list

Yesterday I wrote about preserving your sanity when things fall apart, and being grateful is a big part of that. I pray very often in the day for small worries and big and Rumi and i say our prayers together at night. Last night, i recorded her prayer because i found it so endearing that she…

A made-up story by Rumi that draws inspiration from facts!

You know how parents sometimes make up stories with a moral when they want to teach their child something? Like how a girl ate too many chocolates and ruined her teeth? Or a boy watched too many videos and had to go and get 5 huge, eye-injections? (Yes, mine are blatantly obvious but they are…

The Aashiqui 2 title track by Rumi

I know the video is poor quality so treat this as an audio clip: Rumi singing a bollywood number at the top of her lungs during lights-out on the balcony.

Brown Bear, Brown Bear –  read out loud by Rumi

We recently added Eric Carle and Bill Martin Jr’s Brown Bear, Brown Bear, What do you see? to our growing stash of picture books and I am just wondering how we did not buy it earlier; it is so simple and catchy with Carle’s trademark gorgeous illustrations. Rumi learnt up the book in one go and started…

Rumi whips up a culinary storm!

Late last night, Rumi cooked “Sabudana Khichadi” for her beloved kaku. Sabudana (Tapioca Sago) and water were the only ingredients used and the cooking technique involved a lot of boiling! As I had mentioned in an earlier post on minimalism, kids don’t really need too many toys; their lively imagination uses up anything that’s available. See what…

Rumi narrates a Marathi story

I captured Rumi on camera last night, narrating a story that Mum used to tell me when i was a little girl. It starts with a crow and sparrow and involves all sorts of characters from a carpenter to the king and queen. I have a good mind to pen down all these regional stories…