I realize that I may already have a few posts titled SubhanAllah or Alhamdulillah or maybe even Astaghfirullah, but sometimes praising God is the only way to do justice to how I feel. Khalid and I have had our first conversation, a conversation being an exchange of words. Previously, he has used a word or two to get his point across, or occasionally answered a question, but we’ve never had a conversation where I said something, he responded, I replied to his response, and he added a concluding remark. But SubhanAllahi Wabihamdihi! We’ve had our first conversation!
Me, leading Khalid to elevator in mall: Khalid come on, it’s time to go home.
Khalid pulls away and holds up his index finger: No pwease!
Me: You don’t want to ride the elevator?
Khalid: Lay-tuh. (later)
Me: We need to go home Khalid.
Khalid: I wan… banana.
Me: You want a banana?
Khalid: Caddy-fo! Okay!
Awestruck, we go to the grocery store (in Khalid’s world, all grocery stores are Carrefour) and buy Khalid a banana. All is the right with the world so we head happily home.