Sunday, October 5, 2008

Kids say the darndest things

This year, my parents decided to throw a big Eid dinner, I think about 25 people were invited. So my Sunday was spent helping my mom cook, and clean. I think, I might have passed along my flu germs, while performing my domestic duties. Yum, eh?

But, the best part of the night were the kids. In the house of grownups, we have to be really creative when kids come over. They hung out in my room, the aunties and uncles had taken over the main floor, and it was too chilly in the basement. Poor kids amused themselves with my pens, drawers and camera - children are easy to entertain. They were very smart, they all knew how to work the camera, and took turns in taking random pictures of each other.

We also watched Enchanted, a Disney movie about a princess who is teleported to the real world by an evil lady. Obviously, the prince charming also follows her to the real world, to rescue her, and bring her back to the La La land so they can live happily ever after.

When the prince charming eventually finds her, the following conversation ensues:

Princess: We should go on a date?
Prince: What's a date?

To that one of the kids, I was watching the movie with, said, "a date is a fruit." I thought it was the most adorable and innocent thing ever, especially considering that dates are Ramadan's staple food. I thought it was cute, because if someone had asked me about a date, my first reaction wouldn't have been the fruit date. Even though, I just spent an entire month breaking my fast with dates, an Islamic tradition.

Here's an anecdote that you guys might like:

A kindergarten student told his teacher he had found a cat, but it was dead. 'How do you know that the cat was dead?' she asked her student. 'Because I pissed in its ear and it didn't move,'answered the child innocently. 'You did WHAT???' the teacher exclaimed in surprise. 'You know,' explained the boy, 'I leaned over and went 'Pssst!' and it didn't move.'


Kia said...

Yay. Some else is ill. Miserly loves company.

Er... what I mean is Eid Mubarak...

Kia said...

(especially when misery is so ill she can't actually spell)

Zany said...

Eid Mubarak Kia. I hope you feel better soon :).