"Gather Ye Rosebuds While Ye May" is a poem by Robert Herrick. This poem portrays our existence on earth, and that people age as life goes on, and everything becomes boundless. Herrick here urges people to take advantage of youth and energy while they may! The poem is in the genre of carpe diem, to seize the day.

Monday, March 23, 2009

Ahmed, My Nephew

A conversation between my sister and her 7 year old son...

Ahmed: Mom
Mom: Yes honey
Ahmed: I don't want to go to school tomorrow! I don't want to go to school... period.
Mom: That's fine by me... but why?
Ahmed: I know how to speak both English and Arabic just fine, and I also have some basics in French. I think I am covered
Mom: OK! No worries, but just answer one question for me, Okay?
Ahmed: Yes mommy
Mom: What does globalization mean?
Ahmed: I mean I am Arabic, and such word in English is no big deal to me
Mom: Fine, then tell me what is عولمه (which is a translation of the same word in Arabic)
Ahmed: Well, what I really meant is that I am Kuwaiti.
Mom: Fine. Then don't go to school
Ahmed: *SHOCKED*

At the gas station

Mom: See that guy filling our car with gas? The poor man did not get the chance to finish school
Ahmed: *Silent*
Mom: So Ahmed... .when you grow up, just tell me which gas station you like and I will work all kind of "wasta" (connections) for you

At night, before Ahmed went to bed

Ahmed: Mom
Mom: Yes honey?
Ahmed: Please wake me up for school tomorrow
Mom: Sure :-) Good night baby :-*
Ahmed: Good night mom


Anonymous said...

awwww this is one of the cutest converstaions ever :)

mashallah i really liked how ur sis reacted ! very smart of her indeed ;->

allah y5aleelukum eyaah o ytraba eb 3zkum =)

TI3GIB said...

Conversation between myself and my future son.

Potential Dropout Son : Hey dad
Dad : Yo
PDS : I don't want to go to school tomorrow
Dad *poof boom* punch that mofo well out of it and give him a black eye preemptively for any future stupid shit he intends to come up with.

Solid parenting.

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Anonymous said...

I love this conversation. He is adorable. She is one smart Mommy.

My husband still laughs his head off with a conversation with our six year old son yelling down the stairs "Mom, why did God make testicles?"

Anonymous said...

Smart mum :)


cute ahmed :)

if that was he in the pic then ana 7addy i loved him .. send him a kiss from me :)

New Bride said...

looool so sweet bnt khaltee lama her dad told her that she is going to clean the house if she didn`t want to go school she said ok ana abee aroo7 madresa el khadmaat !!! shee6ana

alaah ykhleeh likom enshalah

Anonymous said...

i like the way of how his mom handled it - Very smart!

Anonymous said...

ya7leeeeela :)

Ansam said...

I like how she handled it too.

LOL I should show this to my sister hehehe

Thanks... I like it too :-)
LOL @ your son! TOO CUTE!

LOL! Yeah, thats him.... pullin Puss in Boots! 3ayyaar!

New Bride-
hahaha hathy wa7da
Alla yekhaleha lekom

Yeah me too :-)

Hatha wa7ed! 3ayyaaaar hehehe

1001 Nights said...

What a great mom! Mashala Alla y5aleeha 7ag waladha

Ansam said...

1001 Nights-
Thanks :-) alla yesalmich wekhaleech :-)

3anooda said...

LOOOOL hes too cute oo mashallah 3alaiha his mom 3arfat shitrid 3alaih

Ansam said...

Thanks :-)

Swair. said...

Hehehehe I love your sister!

Mashallah mashallah mashalla, she's a great mother :D

Ansam said...

7abbitich el3afia... I am sure you will be a great mother too :-)

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