A First, but Probably not a Last

This afternoon Khalid requested ‘momma’s kemtooter,’ so as I was heading out for a meeting, I came to turn my laptop on and log in for him so he can play games.  My computer has been password protected for a few months now, roughly since Iman realized she could drag, drop, and delete icons from the desktop.  Today, I turned on the computer and Khalid, instead of waiting for me to log in, plopped down in my chair.

“Oh, it’s password! It’s happy!  123! Let’s counting!”

I freeze.

“Khalid, you know my password?”

“Um, yeah!”

His chubby finger slowly types 1-2-3. And then instead of hitting enter, he accidentally hits backspace.


He hits 3 again, presses enter, and officially becomes the youngest and most adorable little hacker in the history of both adorableness and hacking.  No one told him what the password is, but it’s safe to assume that he’s just watching me type 1-2-3 enough times to figure out what I’m doing.

I am so proud.  And I am so changing my password.


Abez is a 50% white, 50% Pakistani, and 100% Muslim. She is also chronically ill and terminally awesome. She is the ever-lovin Momma of: - Khalid, a special little boy with autism - Iman, a special little girl with especially big hair -Musfira, an especially devious baby Spoiler, Abez is also Zeba Khan on Muslimmatters.org.

  1. Stranded

    haha i love 123 lets counting! These Khaled is all about counting and then counting backwards, but only upto 10- he refuses to accept other numbers, although he knwos them as he recites the elevator levels when we go up to the 19th floor…stubborn.
    Also reading letters in books and them backwards. Refuses to accept them as words. Oh dear.

  2. amena

    You’re right…totally adorable, Mashallah! He is so set for a career in network administration =)

  3. Abez

    Stranded: My Khalid is the same with Arabic numbers- he knows them from one to ten, but he gets angry if you try to count in them. Why? Because they go the wrong way and they look funny!

    Amena: InshaAllah, lol

  4. Abez

    Uncle Verido- that’s just the password to get into my windows account, I would like to think the other passwords are a bit more difficult to figure out, but I’m willing to bet it won’t be long before Khalid figures those out as well. :p

    Owl: Well, he’s been typing for well over a year now, so of course he knows was backspace does! The insert key, well- that’s a different story.

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