Disclaimer: Extremely childish story follows below..read at your own risk 🙂
ScribbleHappy’s ( http://musingsofanunknownindian.wordpress.com )little one asked her for a story of Chilka (Skin/peel)
That got me thinking *Not that I need a lot to think* so yesterday when the brat was refusing to have a bath, I told her that I will tell you a story and you should have a bath..yes yes, bribing and all that 😦
So, here is the story
Once there was a little girl (LG) who used to do a lot of natak to eat fruits and vegetables..
R: Main? (asking if she does natak)
RM: Errr…you sometimes do natak okie?
R: nahi, main toh very good girl che…(No, I am a very good girl)
RM: yaa right! anyways so she never used to eat fruits and vegetables..her Amma used to keep telling her, arey eat arey eat other wise how will you get strong…
but she never listened
one day, her amma went to the market and got red juicy apples…LG asked, Amma yeh apples red kyun hai?
Amma said ‘Because their cover is red’
Little girl said ‘I want red, I want red’
Amma was very happy and she washed the apple and cut it when the little girl said ‘Now I dont want, its fruit, yuck!’
R: kyun amma?
RM: kyun ki she was a natak!
R: but main toh fruit eating na?
RM: you toh eating everything under the sun..
RM: anyways, as soon as Amma, decided to cut the chilka of the apple, a voice said ‘dont cut me dont cut me’ (make scared voice)
Amma, said ‘hai who is this?’
LG got scared
R: Amma, yeh Maago bola kya? (Maago is the character that R is scared of !)
RM: no no, it was the chilka.
LG asked her Amma ‘ Amma who is speaking?
Amma, said pata nahi beta, let me check...they looked around the house but they saw no one..
Again they heard a voice ‘dont cut me dont cut me, I am the chilka of the apple’
LG said ‘amma amma chilka is speaking???‘ Amma was also wondering how that is possible
Chilka said ‘LG LG you have to eat me as well’
Chilka (C): because I am good for health
LG: But I dont like you (make a face of not liking)
Chilka: but but have you tasted me?
Chilka: then how do you know whether I am tasty or not…
LG thinks about it and then says ‘I doooonnnnt know (R has this typical style of saying I dont know in a sing song manner, so I imitated that!)
Chilka: Acha, you know something, we chilkas are always thrown away but we are the ones with loads of vitamins and minerals, if you eat us with the fruits and veggies, you will become strong and can run fast and play more and dance nicely
Chilka: yes yes..acha lets play a game, you name the fruit/vegetable and then I will tell you whether you can eat the chilka or not?
LG: wow! game playing…yayayayya! I love playing games…okie…lets start with you..Apple?
C: no its too kadak na
R: Amma, you cut skin of potato kyun?
RM: errrr….errrr… (stupid story I think in my mind) okie I will not cut
R: yes dont cut, Chilka said no na ? (She is pretty stern about it)
RM: okie okie..now you be little girl and I will be Chilka and you name all the fruits /veggies you know and I will let you know if we can eat the chilka or not
R: water melon
R: sweet potato
and so it went on…..easy way to teach your kids the name of fruits and veggies eh 😉
and then R was putting on her shoes and she was like amma, phir kya hua?
RM: Well, then the LG had loads of fun playing this game with chilka and she promised the chilka that she will eat loads of fruits and vegetables with and without their chilkas everyday…
Chilka said I will come and check okie?
LG said but I am eating you as well
Chilka said, thats okie..eat me, but I will still come and check
Amma, thanked Chilka for the help and the little girl ate fruits and vegetables everyday and became a strong girl
baas, story khatam 🙂
Errr…ScribbleHappy, I dont know how much your little one will like this, but I found it really helpful for R to learn the names of new fruits and veggies 🙂