10 Signs That Your Son Is Growing Up

Signs that your son is growing up:

  1. He asks to have a disco night instead of sleeping.
  2. He doesn’t want to go to nursery any more because he thinks it’s for babies.
  3. He refuses to watch some TV channels because they’re for babies.
  4. If you put a movie for him he also demands popcorn.
  5. He’s figured out that Barney is not real.
  6. He’s started choosing his own clothes and prefers to wear colors like dark blue, grey and black.
  7. He asks a girl in his class to do “lips to lips”. (????????)
  8. His favorite car is BMW.
  9. He asks to have his picture taken.
  10. He has a smart-ass answer for everything.

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What Nadir said (At the resort)

We’ve been on vacations on a beach resort the last few days and Nadir, my son has really been in his element. He would strike up a conversation with anyone and everyone he would see, from the desk manager to the housekeeping staff, the room service staff to people in the elevator and even the guy who came to fix the internet.

He was coming back from the beach and on the way he told the guy in the elevator where he had been. “The sand was very clean” he said to him, “I’m going to take it home with me.”

In the playground he was having a conversation with an older boy.

Boy: How old are you?

Nadir: I’m 7 years old. (He’s just turned 4)

Boy: Really, you’re 7 years old???

Nadir: Actually I’m 10.

At Santa’s visit to the Kids Club he wanted to go back to the room and play with the toy that Santa had given him. We, on the other hand were eager to know what Santa had said to him. After a lot of probing he said, “He gave me the present and told me to go to my room to play with it!” Smarty pants!

I recently bought him a soft toy (cat) and this has become his favorite. He calls it his pet and took it with him on the vacations. When he was leaving the hotel room to go to the beach he told his dad to look after his cat. When he came back his dad was not in the room. Later when he returned he questioned his dad, “You left my cat ALONE?” Poor Dad was at a loss for words!

He told the lady who saw us to our room at Check-In that he would like to see ‘N’ written on the hotel (instead of H for Hilton) so that the hotel would become his. He also wanted to know how much the hotel was for. The little guy has big plans!

What Nadir said (Part 2)

My 3 yr old son is the most talkative little person I know. He talks when he’s in the toilet, he talks when he’s asleep, even when he doesn’t want to talk, he’ll be talking: “I’m not answering!”, “I don’t want to say anything!”

Nadir has a habit of stating the obvious which can get quite awkward at times, “Is that a bald man?”, “Is that a fat man?” and we’re hoping that the man in question hasn’t heard or will just ignore us. At other times we are just greeted with smiles and nods as he says: “That baby is cute! How old is he?” On boarding an airplane recently he remarked, “Is that the air-hostess? Is she wearing lipstick?” I think the air-hostess looked a little embarrassed. When asked what he did on his vacation, he answered “I went to sleep at night and got up in the morning”. Of course he forgot to mention swimming in the pool, building castles on the beach, playing in the kid’s club… oh well!

2012-12-14 10.48.24He loves making up stories. He’ll take a catalog or a magazine and looking at the pictures he’ll make up a story complete with different characters and a plot. When he’s finished he’ll announce “That’s the end of the story!”

If I’m talking on the phone he’ll want to talk too. He’ll greet whoever comes to our house and tell them about his new toys.

He’s a free spirited person and hates taking a cue so if I ask him to recite a nursery rhyme or sing a song in front of someone he’ll never oblige.

The only time he’s quiet is when someone is reading to him. He’ll listen with full concentration soaking in the story and the pictures. Then after he’s heard the story a couple of times he’ll “read” the book himself by memory.

Needless to say, I have lots of videos of him. He loves to watch these especially the ones where he’s talking. “I want to see my video” he says and then laughs at his own antics.

He really is the life and soul of the household and when he’s gone to play with the neighbor’s kids there’s a deafening silence in the house.

For “What Nadir said” take a look here

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!”
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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!”