Thursday, October 4, 2007

Catch 22...

I was driving Hasya and Hilman to school just now, when Hilman asked me -

"Mommy, coconut is a seed, right?"

"Yes, Hilman - it's a seed. Coconut trees grow from coconuts."

He just had his Science exam yesterday, and I guess he was still thinking about what he had been revising before that - all about plants and living things, etc.

"What other seeds are there, Mommy?", he asked.

"Depends on what trees - if durian trees, we have durian seeds. If rambutan trees, we have rambutan seeds", I explained.

"Oooo....Okay", he said, and asked, "How do we make seeds, Mommy?"

"We don't MAKE seeds, dear...", I said.

Before I could continue with my explanation, Hasya who had been listening all these while, said to Hilman, "What la you! You don't know anything!! Seeds come from fruits laaa!"

Hasya being Hasya, she just didn't have any patience with her lil' brother, especially when he starts asking questions which to HER should be a no-brainer!

"Okay", Hilman replied. "But, how do we make fruits? Where do fruits come from?"

"From seeds la!!!" Hasya was really losing her patience with her brother.

"I know...I know! BUT, where do seeds come from, K.Ngah?!!" Now HILMAN was losing his patience with his sister (which is VERY rare indeed!)

By this time, I had started to laugh uncontrollably, and both of them looked at me, and both yelled, "Why Mommy?!!!"

Hilman then looked at Hasya, "K.Ngah, I want to know!!! Where do seeds come from?!"

"From fruits laaaa!!!" Hasya replied and she started laughing with me, realizing at that point, that she for once could not give an answer to her little brother's queries!

By that time, Hilman was also laughing at the backseat of my car!

And in between laughters, I told both of them -

"Allah swt made the first seeds for ALL living things, Hilman...Hasya..."

"Oooo...okay," came a short reply from Hilman.

"You're right, Mommy - ALL things are created by Allah, right?" Hasya looked at me.

"Yes, from the first seed, we got the tree, the fruit, and some more seeds, and it goes on and on..." I explained to both of them.

"Okay...thank you, Mommy!" Hilman thanked me for making him understand (I think!)

By that time, we had already reached the Balai Menunggu in front of the school. I dropped them off, the two of them kissed and salam my hand, and I kissed their heads.

I said to Hilman, "Tonight you will have to revise for your Bahasa Arab exam, okay?"

To which he said, "Okay, Mommy....but, Mommy, who made (created) Bahasa Arab?"

Oh no...here we go again....

21 comments:

Azian Hasan said...

Ha ha ha your kids are delightful

Ayah said...

Hahaha...I thot u handled it very very well! :D Wait til Hilman asks u about the birds and the bees... ;op

WANSHANA said...

Dear Azian,

Yes - delightful indeed... AND a handful!!!

Fenin....fenin... :)

WANSHANA said...

Errrr...Ayah, THAT would be YOUR department, okay?!

I will handle the girls, thank you very much... :D

Anonymous said...

hi k shana, haizal, hanna, hasya & hilman,selamat menyambut bulan ramadhan & selamt hari raya! from intan, ruzaif, imran & muhammadiqbal.

WANSHANA said...

Hi Intan,

Thank you for the wishes.

Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir dan Batin to you and family, too.

Please convey our salam to Ruzaif and hugs and muah-muahs to the boys :D

Take care.

Dad of Four said...

LOL! Pretty much the same here..Inquisitive minds, huh?

Hey..you found Shila & Jab...!

WANSHANA said...

Dad of Four,

TOO inquisitive sometimes... ;)Hehehe!

Yes! Thanks to your blog/chatbox, I found Shila and Jab! Well, Haizal has been in contact with Jab (on and off) over the years, but, Shila and I memang had not been in communication since 1998!

Amazing - this Blogosphere...

By the way, saw Siti Hajar's 8-day old pic. She's gorgeous!!!

refugee said...

assalammualaikum kak shana ...

hehehe ...

give them a big hug from auntie murni!!!

and hanna too of course ...

i don't think i have to worry about the 'birds and bees' as my kids seems to think that i can get them a little sister from the hospital ... apparently according to them all i have to do is choose!!!

kids ...

take care!

wassalam ...

WANSHANA said...

Waa'laikumussalam murni,

Hehehe...if only it's as easy as that - choosing babies from the hospital - no need to go through the labour pain, and all (but then again, we'll be missing what starts it all! LOL!!!)

The time will come...the time will definitely come when your boys will start asking you about the birds and the bees...and when it comes, just tell them, "Go ask Ayah!". Hahaha!

Take care.

refugee said...

hehehe ...

yes ...

very good idea that is ...

hmmm ... hopefully the ayah also boleh harap la kan ... buat nya dia cerita pasal the animals pulak!!!

apa kes?!

hehehe

MAMAMIA said...

Too bad there's no manual for "Answering Kids' Questions for Dummies". Kalau ada, boleh jadi bestseller agaknya.

Done the tag...

idham said...

:) hehehehe...yes mummy....who crated bahasa Arab...? and who created Arab? hehehe

boleh fenin tu...

yg peliknya, pasal the brids and bees nie kan....depa seems to know abt it naturally la pulak...non of my grown ups have asked me abt it....hehehe
phew!!

idham

Ibu ( Cerita Ibu ) said...

Bila agaknya dia nak tanya "who created Hilman, mommy? "

Ibu

WANSHANA said...

Mamamia,

Or "Answering Curious Kids in a Nutshell"...(Hey! I obtained my Law Degree mainly by just reading the "Law in a Nutshell" series for undergraduates what?!!!But, I doubt that'll help in this case...Hahaha!!)

Oh yes, thanks for doing the tag. Have read it, but tak sempat nak leave comment lagi.

Take care.

WANSHANA said...

Brother Idham,

I will probably refer Hilman to Wikipedia if he asks anymore questions of that sort :-)

Hmmm...I foresee Luqman to be the first to ask you about the "burung-burung dan lebah-lebah"...

Be prepared...be VERY prepared... Hehehe!

WANSHANA said...

Ibu,

If he does that, I'll refer him to Mrs. Chong!!! Hahaha!

(Errrr...hidup lagi ke Cikgu Bio you tu?!)

idham said...

Wanshana....ada once too kan (sebelum bulan puasa la ), Luqman saw me hugging LiL on the sofa bed while watching TV on a weekend morning....dia kata, "Yeewww ayah nie, pls dont do that with Mak...we dont want another baby!".
maybe he already know something...hehehehe

idham

WANSHANA said...

Brother Id,

I'm sure he does - after all, more often than not, it all normally starts with a hug...;D Hehehe!

Teringat once tu Hasya asked me, "Mommy, can cats have babies even if they're not married?!"

Now, tell me - how on earth do I answer THAT?!

Also Hilman once asked me, "Do cats have eggs?", I answered, "No". And he asked, "Then, where do kittens come from?!"

HELP!!!!

By the rate they're going and by the things that they are so curious about, I seriously think I have two obstaetricians and gynaecologists in the making...

(Sorry, Ayah - maybe Hanna will follow you in becoming a cardiologist?!)

D.N.A.S said...

Aiyo, complicated nya nak jawab soalan2 macam ni.
Children these days.......
tapi baguslah, diorang suka bertanya.

WANSHANA said...

D.N.A.S,

Yes, it's good that they like to ask. Yang tak bestnyer - kita yang nak kena menjawab ni la...

Somebody should come up with an intensive course on how to tackle awkward questions from curious kids. Don't you think?

Take care!