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Today The Light Switch...

Posted by Hisham
Sunday 02 July 2006 at 8:50 pm.
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Switches are attractive items... Tomorrow the world!!!

Earlier today Irfan realised that he has a new super power: the ability to reach any high switch on the wall with his hands (albeit on tippy toes). So all morning he's been all over the house flipping switches. Lights. Fan. Forcefields. Directed-energy weapons. Life support systems.

But the best thing all week has been his newfound skill of asking to use the toilet when required. Many thanks to Irfan's Tok & Opah for teaching their grandson while Ain & I were at work last week.

The other thing Irfan did with his grandparents was watch Pixar's Cars together. The first time they watched a movie together, but the third time Irfan's watched Cars in the theatre.

Cars appears to have become Irfan's favourite movie. He asks to see it again almost every day. He can remember names and tell who's who on sight. He points and yells "McQueen" if we see a standee or a poster anywhere. He says "Fillmore" instead of just "van". He loves listening to Sheryl Crow's Real Gone and Rascal Flatt's version of Life Is A Highway, trying to follow the words. He even knows the corresponding scenes for most tracks of the movie score.

We've never seen him so worked up about a movie and I hope he uses some of his enthusiasm for school which will be coming up in a couple of years.

Irfan with Bonnie Hunt, Paul Newman, Tony Shalhoub and George Carlin

seven comments

ShaneOMac

My guess is, Total World Domination. We all know why Hitler really failed, he didn’t know how to use a lightswitch or ask to use the toilet. The Russians were just about to teach him when he turned on them.

ShaneOMac (Email ) (URL) - 03-07-’06 09:24
Hisham

Shane, that’s the funniest thing I heard all day. Plus you Godwinned this entry. :-D

Hisham (URL) - 03-07-’06 10:41
Hijackqueen

Looks like you can’t get McQueen and Mater too :-(

Hijackqueen (Email ) (URL) - 03-07-’06 13:31
ShaneOMac

Well, you know, I aim to please. And besides, making fun of ole One Nut is what I do best :-)

ShaneOMac (Email ) (URL) - 03-07-’06 23:21
Lil

time to get a dvd for home viewing?

Lil (Email ) (URL) - 04-07-’06 05:27
sila

yayyyy irfan!! :D light switches, asking to use the toilet, Cars… who knows what’s next!! :D

sila - 03-07-’06 02:42
athena

way to go irfan!!! headache for hish & ain ;) at least he’s toilet trained :D

athena (Email ) - 04-07-’06 10:31


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