Wednesday, March 21, 2012

Urdu Ordeal

Urdu revision of 'Humaray Akhri Nabi' Q & A -

Me: Humaray akhri nabi ka kiya naam hai?
HRH: Hazrat Muhammad
Me: No you have to write "Humaray akhri nabi ka naam Hazrat Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihe Wasallam hai"
HRH: Why do prophets have to have such long and hard names?

Me: Aap kay walid ka kiya naam hai?
HRH: Meray walid ka naam Faisal hai.
Me: No...AAP kay walid ka
HRH (confused): His name is Faisal...

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Urdu revision -
Me: What's the opposite of 'taaza'?
HRH: .....Budboo?
Me: No. Bassi.

Me: Make a sentence with 'sehat'
HRH: What's that? Hard work?
Me: That's 'mehnat'
HRH: Kind?
Me: That's 'mehrbaan'
HRH: This is too hard.


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Post Urdu exam -
Me: What words did you have to make sentences with?
HRH: Mehnat..I wrote 'Mein bohat mehnat hoon'.
Me: It's supposed to be 'mein bohat mehnati hoon'. Never mind...
HRH: Also 'naseehat'..I wrote 'Mein Ammi Baba ko naseehat karta hoon'.

Questioning Bikinis, Messi Mania, Mind-reading & Religious Reflections

HRH: It's not fair we can't be mind-readers like Allah
Me: Why would you want to read anyone's mind?
HRH: I want to know if someone is thinking bad things about me
Me: You shouldn't worry what people think of you
HRH: But if I knew then I could call them rude names like prissy toad.

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Need to ban George of the Jungle -
HRH: Sonuva.
Me: Do NOT say that ever again.
HRH: It's from George of the Jungle...can I say it in school?
Me: No. Never.
HRH: If I do maybe they will fire me and I won't have to go to school.

A little later -  

HRH: What does "I'll remove your reason for wearing a loincloth" mean?

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HRH: Qaari Saab made me stand up in class today as a punishment
Me: Why? What did you do?
HRH: I was shaking my leg
Me: He made you stand just for shaking your leg?
HRH: Actually I was trying to kick someone.

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Informing HRH about his evening Quran teacher -
Me: So a lady will come to teach you the Quran from today...she wears those black robes
HRH: Like this lady in school
Me: Yes...but she also covers her face so you can only see her eyes
HRH: Maybe it's a monster underneath?
Me: No, it's just a lady
HRH: Maybe she does it so she can pick her nose without anyone seeing

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Humming sounds coming from bathroom -
Me: What are you doing?
HRH: It's a really long pee so I wanted to do something interesting

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HRH: NanaAbu, Barcelona scored 7 goals and Messi made 5 goals!
NanaAbu: Wow! I thought Messi only made a mess
HRH (laughing): I also make jokes like this

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HRH: Bikinis are what girls wear under their clothes right?

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HRH missing Faisal (who was traveling) -  
HRH (teary): I feel Baba-sick
Me: You can't cry...you're the man of the house right now
HRH: But I'm not a man yet. I'm only 6.

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Tuesday, March 6, 2012

Testing Times

Urdu revision of 'Humaray Akhri Nabi' Q & A -

Me: Humaray akhri nabi ka kiya naam hai?
HRH: Hazrat Muhammad
Me: No you have to write "Humaray akhri nabi ka naam Hazrat Muhammad Sallallahu Alaihe Wasallam hai"
HRH: Why do prophets have to have such long and hard names?

Me: Aap kay walid ka kiya naam hai?
HRH: Meray walid ka naam Faisal hai.
Me: No...AAP kay walid ka
HRH (confused): His name is Faisal...

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Believe me, I don't want to do this either.
860 - 65 = Bogey Snotty Potty

Sunday, March 4, 2012

Weekend Wish, Mind Power, Homework Highlights & Talking Back

HRH: If I were Allah I would give a 55 day weekend instead of just Saturday and Sunday
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HRH: Baba shall I hit you?
Faisal: Don't even think about it
HRH (gazing into space): I'm thinking about it. You can't stop me.
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HRH: I was in the car by myself and 'Talk That Talk' came on and I changed the song because you told me I can't listen to it because of the bad words
Me: You're a good boy
HRH: But what's the point..I already know what the bad words are.
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Khala making HRH do his English homework -
Khala: Make a sentence with 'rope'
HRH: I choked him with a rope.
Khala: Make a sentence with 'watched'
HRH: I watched him choke.
NanaAbu (horrified): I am absolutely frightened.
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Urdu homework -
Me: Make a sentence with 'hukam'
HRH: Meri Ammi mujhay BOHAT ziyada hukam daiti hain.
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HRH pointing at car next to us at a red light and admiring car sticker -
Me: Don't point at people please
HRH: But it's an appreciate point.
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HRH: When I say no I'm not going to do something..you always say yes you will do it.
Me: So?
HRH: That is talking back. Why do you get to talk back to me and I can't talk back to you?
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