A few months back, following a religious ceremony, a large gap between the supply and demand resulted in a large stockpile of laddus in the house. Dutifully, Baab and Katya’s mother corralled* the sweets into the freezer to ensure that they stayed relatively fresh.
Over the next couple of weeks, Baab religiously had a laddu/day in his lunch box as a snack (and relished them, obviously). One day, when he was eating his dessert, his lunch pal could not contain his curiosity: “How many laddus do you have at home?!!”
* corralled – the use of the word here might be controversial; however, those who would raise issues with the word do not realize that sweets come alive in the Porcupyn household and develop an urge to fly towards the stomach of the nearest (male) adult. Therefore, the personification is 100% legitimate. Now, whether the freezer can be an “enclosure” is a different argument altogether.