----Rs 50 a dozen V/s Rs 500 a dozen------
Lychee is one of our favorite fruit, for the whole family. And it's arrived in the market at a steep price of Rs 50 per dozen. Today as Veer and I took our daily walk to the market, he wanted me to buy them and I obviously refused saying its too expensive we need to wait for the prices to come down. Pat comes another question....Is the price Rs 500/- a dozen? That's the price mangoes have come home this season. Now I new that this was going to be a long conversation back and forth...
While I suggested,to Veer that he go the the stall and find out the price, the talkative me could immediately see...
1) a discussion on ...expensive with relative to size of the fruit
2) a discussion on .... expensive with relative to beginning of the season
3) a discussion on ...expensive with relative to monthly budget on fruits
and so on...thoughts started converging in my mind to the answers that i should provide for his question.
Veer said Rs 50 a dozen, that is Rs 25 for 6 and Rs 12.50 ps of 3 and appox 4 rs for 1, that's a lot of money. For that kind of price we get our 1 kg of grains grounded at the mill. This is super expensive! I was SUPER AMUSED and smiling :)))))!
Phew the number crunching had sorted it out for me and I was super happy to be spared of an elaborate "boring" conversation that I had weaved in my head. What I learned today is catch-up few breaths before you answer your child's question, surely you will be surprised that he/she is much more capable to work out the answer and in turn teach you a thing or too!