Tuesday, November 11, 2008

It Will Be A Long Road With Her

"Do you hear that?" K asked the kids.

"Hear what?" they asked.

K rolled down the car windows.

"It's the Muslim call to prayer," K told them. "Doesn't it sound beautiful?"

They were driving past a Mosque on the way home from a friend's birthday party.

"What is Muslim?" The Mayor asked.

"It's a kind of religion, a faith," K told him. "Muslims pray five times a day in a building called a Mosque. When it's time to pray, the Muezzin leads the call to prayer."

K closed his eyes and listened, remembering our travels in Malaysia and India.

"What's a Muezzin?" The Mayor wanted to know.

"The Muezzin is the person at the Mosque whose voice you hear calling the faithful to pray. Do you hear him sort of singing the words?"

"What is he saying?" The Mayor asked.

"Hmmm... the call to prayer is said in Arabic," K told him. "I'm not sure how the words translate so I don't know exactly what he's saying."

The Rooster (who is only three) suddenly used her best Darth Vader voice to shout,

"Come to the dark side, Luke."

Oh. My. Got.

[Do you think there's a Diversity Appreciation & Political Correctness Trainer for toddlers?]

36 comments:

WILLIAM said...

Muslim Jedi Masters.

Denguy said...

Ooo, she has such a dark sense of humour.

Major Bedhead said...

OK, yours is the second post I've read in five minutes and both have left me crying with laughter.

(Go read Whiskey In My Sippy Cup today. Do not drink anything while reading.)

verygoodyear said...

Gotta love the three year old cracking Star Wars jokes! You are totally raising her right <3

Okay, even if it was totally un-PC of her.

Sue at nobaddays said...

Just about laughed 7-UP through my nose, thanks to Rooster!

Natalie said...

That is seriously the funniest thing I've read/heard/seen in a while!

Rima said...

I love that Rooster.

Vodka Mom said...

I am laughing out loud right now!! omg. love that kid!!

jess said...

Oh, the laughter! You're never going to be bored when that girl's a teenager. I can't wait to see how she's going to change the world..

My 4-yr- old nephew's name is Luke and my sis & bro-in-law watched Star wars with him for the first time recently. She says that when Vader says the "Luke, I am your father" line, Luke whipped around and looked at them like "OMG, really?!?!?"

manicmanicurist said...

Bwahahaha! I love that child. Made me laugh out loud.

Hol and J said...

Ahh, I needed that laugh today. Thank you Rooster!

Lisa Milton said...

It just may be a long road that ends onstage.

I inappropriately laughed. snort

Gretchen said...

Thank you for sharing your embarassment with us.

jerseygirl89 said...

What a great response. I love it.

mamatulip said...

*snort*

I love Rooster.

Above Average Joe said...

Does that make Yoda Mohammad?

Colleen - Mommy Always Wins said...

Ha ha ha!

So funny...

grefuture said...

Out of the mouth of babes...I don't know what reasons made me laugh harder...the star wars reference, how it was applied, the excellent comment timing, or the fact this came from a child. Hilarious.

MamaDrama said...

How I love little sisters. I'm convinced they will be better people as adults, despite the strangely inappropriate comments.
My 2 1/2 yr old wields a light saber like a true Jedi, has always preferred action figures to baby toys, and has a new favorite line. "You want a piece of me?" (always uttered with hands on hips and a smile!) Go Rooster Girl!

Karen said...

She's been watching way too much tv!

John Ross said...

ok, that was just great.....and the prophet came down from the mountain and said "Get sun glasses"
-Dred zeplin(band who does reggae tinted covers of led zep with an Elvis lead singer- no, really)

Patois said...

Wow. And I thought I had it bad.

furiousBall said...

haha, i like her

Peonies and Polaroids said...

I like your daughter, she's hilarious! As are you.

(I found your blog via Flutter by the way, that chick's got great taste in funny ladies)

Miss Britt said...

hahahahhahaha - that is priceless.

Mr Lady said...

That is freaking HILARIOUS!

Leah said...

I love her sense of humor!

movin' down the road said...

Oh my gosh. Priceless. I don't know what else to say, I can't stop laughing. I suppose I went from reading this solemn, honest, cultured discussion to the surprise end. Ha.

nikisma said...

someone's been watching DVDs!

nonlineargirl said...

If there is, mine needs it to get past her belief that Barack Obama and LaMarcus Aldridge (basketball player) are the same person. It took days to convince her otherwise.

Amy @ Milk Breath and Margaritas said...

OMG that is SO funny!

K and/or K said...

What wit! Love it.

justjuli said...

Oh
My
Gosh!

That is one of the funniest things I have heard come out of a child's mouth. Ever.

Carrien said...

Snort ROFLMAO.

That's a funny girl you've got. I wonder where she gets that from...

Penny said...

Man, this made me LOL and is so funny is so many ways! Your child is comic genious... it must be a family trait!

Miss Ash said...

That was an unexpected outburst of laughter that just escaped my lips.

That's some funny stuff!! Thank you for sharing!