Monday, September 05, 2005

once upon a time...

i have a secret formula for telling him stories.

it always begins with "once upon a time... there was a boy... whose name is... dadam!" it's a surefire hit with him, coz upon hearing his name, he'll go "UNH! UNH!", indicating that he knows who i'm talking about and wants to join in the storytelling.

then i'll continue weaving the stories with things he's familiar with. "he likes to see... birds!" and here's his cue to flap his arms. "then, he saw his friends on... the bicycle!" and he goes "unh! unh!" again, coz he remembers seeing the little children downstairs on their bikes. "then, he went on... the bus!" where he'll purse his lips together to make a vibrating sound "mmm, mmm". "and then, his daddy said, adam faiq, put up your hand!" and he'll raise his right arm in a heil hitler fashion.

i'm not kidding, that's his latest trick, the putting up his hand bit. mum thinks it's a pretty good skill to have when he enters primary one and the teacher does a roll call in class. sometimes he doesn't even wait for his dad to finish the sentence and he'll cheekily put his hand up in the air with that very same grin.

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