Kids say the darnest things, don't they?

Saturday, February 23, 2008

Hubby left for the airport today while the kids were having their afternoon nap. When they awoke,

Big Buddy asked "Where is Daddy?"

I replied "Daddy has gone to Dubai"

"Dubai what?"

I repeated "He has gone to Dubai".

Big Buddy asked again slowly "Du-bai what?"

"Dubai lah" I was getting impatient now.

"Du-bai what?" Now Big Buddy sounded exasperated.

Then it dawned upon me that Big Buddy might have misunderstood and thought I was saying "to buy" instead! And that was why he kept asking me what his father was buying. I also suddenly remembered that when Hubby went to Dubai last year, Big Buddy asked the same question numerous times.

I then slowly explained that Dubai is a place, a far-away place that requires travelling by aeroplace. I am still unsure if Big Buddy finally understood but at least he has stopped harping on the "Du-bai what?" question.