What Nadir said

Sometimes kids really leave you speechless with the things they say. My 3 yr old son Nadir showing off his wit:

“Mama I really like your wrinkles!”

Another time I asked him to explain his naughtiness, “What are you doing??” I said. “I’m doing what I’m doing!” is the cheeky reply I got.

On seeing our wedding photo: “Abbu (Dad) is dressed up as a pirate and Mama is dressed up like an Indian!”

At school he was learning about the five senses. “The eyes are for seeing, the nose is for smelling, the ears are for listening, the hands are for touching…” “And what is the tongue for?” I asked. “For sticking out!” he answered.

One morning he brought a clothes hanger down with him. I asked him what he was going to do it. “I’m going to hang from it” is the matter of fact reply I got.

Not wanting to go to school one day, he told our maid, “You can go to school, I’ll clean the house!”

He doesn’t spare his dad either. When he jokingly told Nadir that he’s really yummy and wants to eat him up, he got a stern reply “Don’t eat me, eat your food!”

Sometimes you can’t come up with an answer to his questions:

What’s the opposite of black? White, I said

What’s the opposite of purple? Ummm…

What is sun block made of? Er, wait let me check the ingredients…

On another note, I love it that he notices when I wear something new or when I wear lipstick or jewelry or when I change something in the house. And it just makes my day when he says “Mama is beautiful!”

Weekly Photo Challenge: Masterpiece

The Hagia Sophia (“Holy Wisdom” in Greek), in Istanbul, Turkey, a former church, later a mosque and now a museum is the only building in the world that served to three religions in order; Pagan, Christian Orthodox and Sunni Islam. In this photo elements of both Christianity and Islam can be seen. For me, this photo signifies religious tolerance. In a day and age where people kill for the sake of religion, this truly is a masterpiece. Image

The summer holidays

Nadir at the play "How to catch a star"

Nadir at the play “How to catch a star”

Nadir as a firefighter

Nadir as a firefighter

Nadir at the Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Nadir at the Aquarium and Underwater Zoo

Nadir at Dino world

Nadir at Dino world

Nadir trying a round of mini-golf

Nadir trying a round of mini-golf

Just one month gone and I’ve already exhausted all the options I had come up with to entertain Nadir in the summer holidays. We’ve been to Dino world where he loved the “huge BIG dinosaurs”, the aquarium which he rode to sitting in grandma’s wheelchair (another story!), to a play where he had lots of laughs and lots more popcorn, to Kidzania, an entertainment and educational zone for kids where he got to be a firefighter and rode a fire engine and a builder and “built” a brick wall, for indoor mini golf and to countless soft play areas. The fact is that we’ve been busy, but there is still more than a month left and it’s just too hot to do anything outside. I had to cross off the water ferry ride and the visit to the animal shelter. With 40+ temperatures I have to come up with indoor activities only. I’m glad his best friend lives just a house away and he can go and play with him in the mornings. But that’s just for now since he will be going on vacations next month. Meanwhile his cousins have returned from a lovely vacation so some time can be spent with them now. There’s also the new Disney movie “Planes” I’m hoping will be released next month which we can go and see. Also planning to go somewhere close by (but which will involve an airplane ride) for a few days. Let’s see, will keep you posted…

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