I was driving Hasya and Hilman back to SD from their chess class yesterday, when suddenly Hilman asked me -
Hilman : Mommy, what do you want me to be when I grow up, Mommy?
Me : Anything that you want to be, Hilman. You're a clever boy, you can be whatever you want to be. Hilman nak jadi apa nanti?
Hilman : I don't know...I don't want to be a doctor. I hate blood (Oooops! Ayah - there goes another potential cardiologist to follow your footsteps!)
Me : Hmmmmm...Engineer?
Hilman : I want to be a car designer. I want to design cars like Chevrolet, Corvette, Nissan RX6, Ferrari, Toyota Supra, etc. (Noticed - no mention of Proton or Perodua here?!)
He paused for a while, and then asked -
Hilman : Mommy, will you buy the cars that I design, Mommy?
Me : Hmmmm...I will not BUY them, Hilman. You should GIVE Mommy the cars you design as presents instead, boleh?
Hilman : Ohhh, okay Mommy. I will give all of them to you as presents then.
At this point, Hasya butted in -
Hasya : Mommy, will you accept the cars that Hilman designs even if they're ugly, Mommy? (in a typical Hasya style)
Hilman : My cars will not be ugly, Kak Ngah (Feeling rather annoyed)
Hasya : What if you put spoilers and all which will spoil the looks of your car? (Get it? Spoilers? Spoil?), and then you put all the dark glass and all? That's for young people, you know? (Okay...I get it. I'm old...)
Hilman : I will not put spoilers la, Kak Ngah...But, maybe I will put the dark tinted glass.
Hasya : What else will you put on/in your car?
Hilman : I will put cow seats and all...
Hasya & Me : What??!!! COW SEATS?! HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!!!
Hilman was by then also laughing uncontrollably beside me in the passenger seat, and said -
Hilman : HAHAHAHAHA!!! NOOOOOO!!!! I meant "leather seats", not "cow seats"! Hahahahahaha!
The three of us just laughed all the way back to SD...
HAHAHAHAHAHAHA!!! Cow seats, indeed :)
I can just imagine the horn going, "MOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOOO" every time I honk all the bangang drivers on the road at the age of 70...
My dear Hilman,
Cow seats, or no cow seats...
Spoilers, or no spoilers...
Tinted glass, or no tinted glass...
Ugly, or not (but, I bet all your designs will be just beautiful and perfect!)
Mommy will be VERY PROUD to drive the cars that you design, okay?