after breakfast my mom told that i had a new order from website for snug, monster my insides were full of joy .
i skipped to my room and started making some snugs i played some music while i made them
after sometime my mother saiod that the order had been cancled because the people who wanted it were in mumbai and they neded it right now but the parcle would not just reach mumbai in 1 hour
i was disapointed my mom told me at last they did ti thruogh the website that means it could attract more customers that was better .
i thought that i shouid keep some snugs in my nanis house so that my nani can parcel it over to the mumbai customer .
bye see you next time .
In Nehru park as usulal i got up at 5:53 today when we came to the park not many people were there but after sometime of waiting someone finnaly came . he bought 1 tea.
i waited and waited still i did not get any more customers but…………. to cheer up my mood we went for a walk and some tree climbing
i had worn my new T- shirt that my nani had given me for snug monsters
we went home decorated the house to celebrate diwali at home and party buh bye see you next time
Last two weeks Sabi couldn’t set up her stall due to high pollution in Delhi. After the down pour, today’s air quality was much better, and we were back outdoors. She was very determined to sell today despite knowing that Diwali weekend might impact the footfall.
She sold 5 Tulsi Boxes, 1 Wild Tulsi Tea Box and 15 bookmarks and her shop was open for 2 hours. This accounted for total sale of Rs. 1500.
Some repeat customers who purchased Tulsi tea in the past visited again as it was almost over. He mentioned that Tulsi tea was so strong and aromatic that he was able to reuse same leaves 2-3 times. Along with that, he also purchased one box of Wild Tulsi tea.
Another past customer, who had purchased both bookmarks and tea dropped by to say Hi to Sabi and enquired if she was selling any new products. Time to launch new ones soon!
Chetan Bhagat, well known author, chanced upon Sabi’s little shop and purchased 5 bookmarks.
today i woke up extremly late i finished my snugglles and was in for round 2.
then i heared my friend J calling me.
i went to talk she just had begun talking but then my dad said to come inside because it was polluted and i called my friend on a vidieo call .
she said that she wanted to sell pitakas in central park and wanted me as an vollenter. i said mabey but only for one day right she said yes then we talked on blah blah blah thn i said one miniute i went to my parents.
we did family talk but forgot J could still hear us talking from inside ! when the call ended my parents told me the mistake and i bloged about it
so bye see you next time
today when i attended online class
in the second last one maam played a video i took out my notebook and scrribled down notes of the video so that when my little sibling comes i could teach that .
Ruchi maam assumed that i was thinking that i thoght that i knew everything and was not paying atention so she scolded me
i stayed silent for the rest of the class
next class i told ruchi maam that she assumed that and she should have asked first instead of jumping in conclusions
she said sorry and we patched up
bye see you next time
i was planing to go to the diwali mela in central park to sell snug monsters but there was lot s of pollution and we didnt want to go but our minds went in a different direction and we went yo the mela not to sell but to have fun we wore masks.
the noise bursted my ear drums i decided to go the swings for 2 mins rest my ears my mom bought me a balloon
You know that i love reading books right ? there are cool fraces in them like in tintin blistering barnicals in roald dhal twits and in famuose five smash it .
so i came up with frases of my own like zoobses , zouches ,goobie gaba ,busibum beaker ,silly panda .
zoobses is actully coming from oppsei daisys
so it is zoobses lazies zouches is a mix of zoobses and ouches
the others are just phrases.
well your supposed to use zoobses and zouches the exact same way you use oppses and ouchies you use oppses when you do something wrong and ouchies when your hurt so use my words the same way.
did you like it ? if yes then great if no then its okay
bye see you next time
zouches i slipped my tongue !
my nani had got 2 payals. one broke and so i could only wear the other one.
soon me and my mother went shopping for anklets.we could not find the ones that suited me so i bought a halloween pumpkin trick or treat thing.
when we got home i made 2 more payals. and thought to have a vairety. my mother said that they were lovely.
encoraged to tell my dad i waited eagerly it was 11: 00 pm. when he came we were tired so we slept the next day when i showed my dad the payals his feedback was ….. that my anklets were not as good as nani’s anklets . nani’s anklets were robust , simple and beautiful .
i got sad and cried. i was confused that why did mom say its iovely and dad say their not robust.
my mom took me on her lap and helped me clear my mind and said …. your dad compared nani’s anklets with yours and nani’s payal is made of metal your is made of thread mom said lovely because of the hardwork i put in .
calmed i retuned into my normal self .
On our morning walk, Sabi discovered fallen Shepalika flowers. These fragrant blooms have a white corolla with five to eight lobes and an orange-red center. They grow in clusters of two to seven and open at dusk, only to fade by dawn. We collected a few to adorn our urulis.
Earlier this month, we introduced Sabi to accounting. Our goal was for her to grasp the method of recording and organizing daily business transactions. While she appeared to understand, she hadn’t consistently applied it. However, today she diligently completed all the ledger entries for October.
Children are always bursting with questions. But, let’s be real, we didn’t always have the answers or the time to spare. So, we introduced Sabi to ChatGPT+. Here’s how it played out:
- Safety first. We kicked off chats with: “Hi, I’m Sabi. I’m a seven-year-old in second grade. Can we talk?” This let ChatGPT know a young mind was on the other end.
- Quenching curiosity. Sabi dived into everything from “How did the universe begin?” to “How do you play with 1-year-old babies?” Sure, some replies were cliche, but to a seven-year-old, it’s fresh info.
- Intellectually active. Instead of just zoning out in front of the TV, she posed questions, read back, and thought of what to ask next.
- Better screen time. Suddenly, those hours in front of a screen weren’t just passive; they were educational.
- Typing skills. Introducing her to a laptop for this meant she got a head start on keyboard skills.
When raising Sabi, we often faced a common question: “How does Sabi juggle so many tasks at 7?” Our method? Think about how you organize your days as young adults, and we did something similar for her.
We have mass-printed weekly planners for Sabi. On the left side, we outlined essential tasks—like brushing teeth or practicing math. Beyond that? She got to fill in the rest, mapping out her week.
Each week, she used two sheets. Every Sunday night, she sketched out her ideal week. Then, as each day passed, she noted what she really did on a second sheet. She’d review her notes every morning, setting the tone for her day.
Notice the phrase “prepare for”? The planner has inculcated the habit to not just show up, but to plan ahead and make the most of from showing up.
today as we were walking in park me and my dad came on the topic of diferent typs of power. the types of power were
the power of phisical strghent
on which you convince others by using your power [strogness].in this type of power there are 2 things you can do 1 to make yourself do something like you did ten pushups and your body dose’nt want to do more pushups but you force yourself to do it . number 2 convinceing others to make others to do pushups forcing them would be hard mabey you have to put a 5 kg dumble on them.
authority is the type of power that you have the responsibility with like teacherts have the authority of the class.
something that other people cool with you like cartwheeling
something you have a good reason for.
surrounding yourself with the correct people
Imagine a machine which is nothing more than a row of boxes that extends as far to the left. Let’s call it a “two-one machine” both written and read in a funny backwards way.
And what do you do with this machine? You put in dots. Dots always go into the rightmost box.
- Put in one dot, and, well, nothing happens: it stays there as one dot.
- But put in a second dot – always in the rightmost box – and then something exciting happens. Whenever there are two dots in a box they explode and disappear – Bhoom! – to be replaced by one dot, one box to the left.
We see that two dots placed into the machine yields one dot followed by zero dots.
Putting in a third dot – always the rightmost box – gives the picture one dot followed by one dot.
Let’s make a table and do it for all numbers till 10
|Numbers||1 <- 2|
Here is a visual way to look at it
Now, instead of playing with a 1 <- 2 machine, we could play with a 1 <- 3 machine (again
written and read backwards, a “three-one “machine). Now whenever there are three dots in a
box, they explode away to be replaced with one dot, one box to the left.
|Numbers||1 <- 3|
You can try this for different types of machine: 1 <- 4, 1 <- 5 and so on…
What are these machines doing?
Can you figure out what these machines are actually doing? Why is the code for two hundred and seventy-three in a 1 <- 10 machine, “273”? Are all the codes for numbers in a 1 <- 10 sure to be identical to how we normally write numbers. If you can answer that question, can you then also make sense of all the codes for a 1 <- 2 machine? What does the code 1101 for the number thirteen mean?
Both the above approaches, teaches the concept of binary (1 <-2) , tertiary (1 <- 3) and decimal (1 <- 10) number systems.
When we decided to outsource the leaf job, our intention was to introduce Sabi to a new range of skills. We wanted her to learn about managing teams, ensuring leaves dried properly, keeping an eye on the quality of stem removal, and dedicating more time to sales. However, this shift made her feel disconnected. Within a week, we found ourselves reminding her constantly to check on the leaves, steam them, and pack them. This went against our goal of having Sabi run her own business. We recognized that this wasn’t aiding her growth, so we halted the daily production of Tulsi.
Puzzle: Consider you have squares of different sizes 1cm, 2cm, 3cm, 4cm and 5cm. How many minimum number of squares can be used to cover 7 x 7 matrix?
The most common answer that you will end up easily by trying different combinations of squares is 10. However, there are less than 10 squares that can fit it. Here’s the solution for it:
There are patterns even in daily objects arounds us. A book’s or any grocery product barcode may look like a bunch of random digits, but there is a secret mathematical code hidden in the barcode.
What pattern do you see in the Barcode below?
- There are alternate black and white vertical stripes
- Some stripes are thick and some stripes are thin
- It starts and ends with black color stripe.
Puzzle: Consider a 10cm barcode. How many different patterns can you create using combinations 1 cm or 2 cm (black and white stripe)
You can use paper cut outs of 1 cm and 2 cm and then place them in different combinations to find the patterns.
When Sabi started with Snug Monster, she’d tally her sales for the day and then move on. We realized there wasn’t a place where all her expenses – like buying tulsi leaves, stationery, paying for travel, or the cost of stickers and printing – were tracked. We saw that she believed every cent she made was pure profit. To help her get a clear picture, we got my sister, a Chartered Accountant, to teach her the basics of accounting. Now, she knows how to keep track of her daily finances. While she seems to have understood the concepts, she has not shown interest to implement the ideas. We’ll attempt to teach her again next month.
When Sabi was younger, we encouraged her independence. Simple tasks like choosing outfits or tying shoe laces were hers to tackle. One day, Sabi attempted to comb her hair, which is soft and tends to frizz. A mishap led to a tangled rubber band and we had to snip a bit of her hair. We advised her to wait until she turned 10 to tie her hair again. Yet, her curiosity persisted.
Last October, when her aunt inquired about a gift, Sabi’s initial thought was dolls. This took us aback, since dolls never truly caught her interest. A moment later, she wondered aloud if there were dolls with lifelike hair and accompanying combs. Sabi wanted to comb the doll’s hair to learn how to comb her own hair.
In October 2023, we created a WhatsApp group for Snug Monsters. This allowed Sabi inform customers about when the Snug Monsters stall would open and what products were in stock. At that point, three customers had joined the Whatsapp group. Here’s what her first message was:
Sabi made more Tulsi Tea than she sold, and many boxes stacked up at home. We needed a way to know which boxes were packed on which date. So, we began placing a small sticker at the bottom of each tea box that records the batch number and the packing date.
One of the days, we traveled to Mandi to restock on Basil leaves. The shopkeeper informed us that in winter basil would be scarce because the basil leaves cannot handle cold. Additionally, demand would spike due to Basil’s medicinal properties. Hence, expect the prices to spike.
This bit of information got us thinking: What if we stocked up on Tulsi daily, dried them, and stored them for winter? This would ensure a steady supply throughout the colder months. The idea got Sabi excited because it reminded her of The Ant 🐜 and the Grasshopper 🦗 story.
However, between Sabi’s schooling and extracurriculars, managing this by herself seemed overwhelming. Moreover, Sabi had already spent the last year manufacturing all her tea. There wasn’t much for her to learn from specializing in de-stemming leaves. So, we considered hiring external help.
The next day, we reached out to several potential assistants and explained our requirements. Ensuring the right balance between speed and quality of stem removal was crucial. On average, removing stems from 5 kg of basil took about 2 hours.
- Helper #1: She was extremely good — completed 2.5 kilos in 1 hour and the quality was good too. However, she was not able to find enough time to give everyday.
- Helper #2: During her initial 2-hour shift, she processed only 2.5 Kg of basil. The pace was too slow, and the stem removal wasn’t up to standard.
- Helper #3: While meticulous, her pace was slow. She did the job for a couple of days. But eventually, she proposed taking the basil home to work on it and returning the cleaned leaves the next day. This introduced a new concern: Would the leaves remain fresh after an extended cleaning process?
During this time, Sabi began to feel disconnected from the project. Without her hands-on involvement, her enthusiasm waned. After observing this for a week, we approached her for her thoughts and subsequently ended the experiment.
We used to get 50 grams of Basil for ₹10. Once, we decided to check out a Mandi — government-run vegetable wholesale market — for a better deal. This was Sabi’s first experience visiting a chaotic, unclean, and crowded market. Here, we found Basil there at 60% less.
A few months back, when the ₹200 Tulsi Tea was introduced, it surprisingly boosted sales of the ₹20 bookmarks.
- Customers were more likely to buy the ₹20 bookmark from a child, and
- Many chose to purchase more than one.
This suggests that launching pricier items can boost sales of more affordable ones.
When the Snug Monsters Specials rolled out, attention turned to the six ISRO 3D models, which were priced at roughly 2.5 times the cost of the Tulsi Tea, Sabi’s previous top-priced item. With prices ranging from ₹50 for the Rohini-75 model to ₹1000 for the GSLV model, this hinted at an intriguing pricing dynamic.
Just as bookmark sales spiked with the arrival of the Tulsi Tea, Tulsi Tea sales surged when the ISRO rockets came in, with eight ₹200 Tulsi Tea boxes sold.
Additionally, two ISRO models — Rohini-75 and Chandrayaan-1 — found buyers.
On that same day, two new strategies were tested:
- A special offer was introduced: spend ₹60 or more and get a free ₹15 muffin. This seemed to work, encouraging people to spend a bit more for an added perk.
- The Tulsi Tea received a packaging update, keeping its story appeal while highlighting the product more effectively.
Sales reached ₹2450 by the end of the day. By the close of the business year, spanning from October 2022 to September 2023, total revenue was ₹21,080.
But beyond the numbers, what stood out were the engaging chats with the patrons.
We partnered with Pinal Patel, a professional baker and fellow woman entrepreneur, to whip up some mini chocolate muffins. Using these, we introduced an offer to see how customers would react.
The offer: buy items worth more than ₹50 and get a free muffin valued at ₹15.
Here’s what happened:
- Some customers picked a ₹20 bookmark, thinking they would get a muffin. When they found out the offer only applied to orders over ₹60, they bought two more bookmarks.
- Other customers wanted just a muffin, but since we weren’t selling them solo, they bought three bookmarks to qualify.
- A handful, watching their diet, passed on the free muffin even though they spent over ₹60.
At day’s end, Sabi shared the leftover muffins with park workers like the gardeners and security.
At the stall one day, an elderly visitor from Odisha, a retired IAS officer, showed interest in Sabi’s ISRO rocket models. He wondered about using a similar approach to spark interest in science and technology among students in government schools back home. It sounded like a good way to foster national pride. Hence, he inquired about “NariShakti” and the potential to bring such programs to Odisha.
Though he wanted the rocket models, concerns about transporting them safely made him opt for five bookmarks instead.
There was a 15-minute span when no one visited Sabi’s stall, and then this happened… 😅
Dear Future Sabi, when you stumble upon this again, remember: you are playing your own game. Comparing yourself to others is pointless. Don’t fixate on their successes or failures.
Once, the Tulsi Tea packaging was all about letting regulars know that the Snug Monster Bookmark girl, Sabi, was now selling tea. But things have changed.
The new packaging:
- Puts the tea front and center, not Sabi.
- Has a QR code. Loyal customers can scan it with their phones to join her WhatsApp Group.
- Keeps the story alive. Customers like a good tale to share, so the packaging still tells Sabi’s story.
This fresh look highlights the tea but keeps that personal touch Sabi created with her customers.
A few months ago, when two new 4-5 year olds joined the Dojo, Jun Shihan allowed Sabi to mentor them, placing her in a responsible role. Previously, Sabi had mostly focussed on herself. But these opportunities made her empathize others’ needs and take action.
Sabi had a busy morning chatting with customers. She ran out of Basil Tea boxes, bringing in ₹620.
That day at the shop was a bit different. In addition to her usual bookmarks and Basil Tea, Sabi displayed some products she was still developing, hoping to get feedback.
She had been crafting 6 ISRO rocket and satellite models for a while and planned to introduce them the following weekend. From her conversations with customers, Sabi learned that people wanted more information about the rockets. For example, one man asked about the full name of the PSLV rocket. They discussed that PSLV stands for POLAR SATELLITE LAUNCH VEHICLE and what the word “polar” means.
So, Sabi thought it might be a good idea to include some information cards and videos alongside the 3D models. The park where the shop is located often gets visits from government officials, and many of them showed interest in the rocket models that day.
All this feedback got Sabi thinking about ways to improve her display for the next weekend.
Oh, and she was also preparing a new batch of Basil Tea leaves. Hopefully, they would be ready for the next weekend’s rush