The other day while we were having dinner, Hasya suddenly asked me - "Mommy, who liked who first?".
Not having any inkling what she was talking about, I asked, "Sorry, what do you mean?"
"I mean, who liked who first - did Ayah like you first, or did you like him first?"
Ayah and I looked at each other and we burst out laughing.
Hasya was still waiting for an answer, and was becoming quite annoyed with us laughing at her honest question, and she decided to answer the question herself.
"Hmmmm, I think it must have been Ayah who liked you first, Mommy", she said.
"Why do you say that?" I was interested to know her reason.
"I don't know. I think you told me Ayah was begging and begging you to like him, or something like that?!".
Ayah's eyes were wide open and he was looking at me when he heard Hasya's reply.
Okay, okay...I must have said something along that line when Hasya asked me the question quite some time ago - but, it was meant as a JOKE!
I looked at Ayah, and was trying my best to give him my 'innocent' look, and said, "Hasya, I never said that! Even if I did, it was meant as a joke!"
And she asked again, "But, is it true? Did Ayah like you first? I think he did!"
Ayah looked at me. Hanna who had been listening to the whole thing looked at both of us, and we all burst out laughing again.
"Hmmm...." I said. "I think both Ayah and Mommy liked each other more or less at the same time", I tried to be as diplomatic as possible (to jaga hati Ayah...Hahaha!!!)
Then Ayah asked Hasya, "Hasya can you imagine when you have kids of your own and they start asking you the same question?"
"I will just tell them the truth laaa!" Hasya retorted.
And then she exclaimed, "OH MY GOOOODDDD!!!! When I get married and have kids of my own, you'll be a grandfather then! You'll be old, and you'll have white hair and be fatter and all!!!"
To which Ayah responded by poking Hasya's tummy and tickling her, and she started giggling away while trying to get away from Ayah.
And, deep inside I was saying a little prayer that, insya Allah, BOTH Ayah and I WILL grow old together, and we'll have white hair, we'll be fatter, and all and we will get to live to see our kids get married and settle down and have kids of their own....and Hasya's kids will ask her the same question on "who liked who first", and Ayah and I would relate this story to her and her kids, insya Allah...