"Girl, if I was a stop light, I would had to turn red every time I see you..." I was too busy laughing to hear the rest.
I want to ask all men seriously, what is it with you and these lines? Is there a book? Do you seriously invest time thinking these up and what exactly is the expected reaction? You should know that my seven year old had better moves at four. I can recall him giving a little half smile and asking grown women for their names. These unsuspecting women would just melt and croon about how cute he is. This routine has gotten him money, food and toys and what more could a four year old want, huh?
Looking back, I've come to realise that my son has always had a way with words. You know that old saying "he could sell ice to an eskimo"? Pretty sure who ever said it first was looking thousands of years into the future and saying it to Shakir. This child of mine looked at me one day and asked me quite seriously when I would be giving up my job. A little thrown by his question, I asked him what he was talking about, only to have him inform me that I needed to find things to sell so that I could make money and give up the job. Recently, I sorted through my clothes to get rid of what could no longer fit. As I placed what still looked nice in a bag to give to the needy, he asked me if I was setting them aside to sell. When I said I wasn't, he got quite upset and told me this was a way I could be making money. I smiled. He has the mind of an entrepreneur. I explained that there are times when you can help someone out instead of just thinking about what you can get for yourself. He understood and as he grows, he will understand more.
Although it can be tiring answering his many questions, I'm so thankful for a child who can express himself clearly.
Allison is mother to two active boys who challenge her on a day to day basis with their escapades. In her other life, Allison juggles a regular day job as a marketing executive in a health food organization. At night, when everyone is asleep, she dreams of being a fulltime writer and super hero.