my funny kids

At the Karachi farmers market today.

Me: I need to find the limes.
Leila excitedly: they have them here?
Me: yes yes a lady had them. Help me look.

After two fruitless rounds and some lemonade and lassi later, we realize they were not there today so we decide to leave.

Leila: but we haven’t seen the lady with the lions yet!



While flipping through random TV yesterday with Nadi we saw “Next up: Mummy 3” flash on the screen.

Nadi: what’s that?
Me: Oh- a movie that was made ages ago.
Nadi: Must be a horror scary type.
Me: Not really. Waisay why do you say that?
Nadi: Wait is it about mummies like you or the bandage ones?
Me: Why?? What’s scarier?

Nadi in fits of giggles.


So this morning I tell Leila to let’s only try and talk in Urdu as a part of daily speaking practice. It’s going quite well but instead of the usual “mama” I am now Ammi.



While waiting for the family to get back from the mosque and graveyard after the burial yesterday, Leila got a little impatient.

“Mama, exactly how long does it take to give Dada to Allah mIan?”



Leila: Mama you know how you always say that if you share you should do it nicely?
Me: Yes
Leila: Well today I did not share at all but very nicely. Is that ok too?




We ran into two of Leila’s class boys after school today while picking up some groceries. While I chatted for a minute or two with the adults, the kids talked on their own.

Leila slightly upset in the car on the way back home: Mama the boys were being mean to me.
Me: Really? How? What did they say?
Leilas: Something REALLY mean.
Me: Tell me, what did they say?
Leila: I mean why would they even say that to someone?
Me: Baby, kya bola? Batao tau!
Leila: They said they KNOW my PASSWORD.



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One thought on “my funny kids”

  1. Hey… It’s really good that you document their innocent mischieves. I do the same for both of my kids too. You can say, I am influenced by you.
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