Monday, 7 May 2012

The million dollar question

Yesterday Nuha (7) voiced what had been bothering her since the incident on Friday night (when our car window had been smashed in while we were driving, injuring Shakeel (13) ).... (described here)

‘’Mommy, can I ask you a question?’’ she asked.

‘’Of course,’’ I answered, expecting her to ask for some assurance that the incident would never recur.

‘’What happened to the duck?’’ she asked.

I was confused. ‘’I don’t know what you are talking about, sweetie,’’ I responded. 

‘’The duck that hit the car. Remember, when we heard the loud bang, daddy shouted ‘’Everyone duck! Duck!’’ Did they ever find the duck that hit the car?’’

Thank goodness she saved that question for me and not for her older siblings, who would have mocked her cruelly and incessantly.


The Mad Hatter said...

She not entirely incorrect......Daddy said "Everyone, duck,Duck" So where is the darn Duck that Daddy was talking about!! Kids say the darnest things. I loved this blog the most.

themotherblogger said...

Daddy certainly is expected to deliver on his promise of a duck - or something equally cool. You won't believe her disappointment when she realised that there was no duck, poor thing.