|"No, no, no... Not Pitbull. He's just creepy." says Mikhail.|
Last night I interrogated my 8-year old son, Mikhail. It was about music.
It was pitch black as I was actually tucking him to bed. But you don't need light to make small talk, so I asked him, "Mikhail, who's your favourite singer?"
"I liked Justin Beiber 2 years ago. But not anymore."
Before I could comment, Mika went on to confess a dreadful secret. "Papa, do you know that Justin Beiber Baby video is the most disliked video on Youtube? And it's all my doing!"
I asked for an explanation. "How is that possible?"
Sniggering on his pillow, he said, "Yes, Papa. I opened up lots and lots of Youtube accounts so I can dislike the video many times over. I am the cause of his 'disliked fame'!"
Err. Alright. "Well, if it's not him anymore, who is it? I bet it's me!" I replied.
"Noooo, Papa. Wait, let me swing the Wheel of Singers, my 5 favourite singers!.... Swing, swing, swing, swing the Wheel..." And so he went until, "Okay! Alright, here it is... Hey Papa, No. 5 is you...!
"Alright!" I exclaimed, but knowing that my son is giving me the token last place. So sweetot.
"Hmm... alright. No. 4 is Bruno Mars. Err... No. 3 is Katy Perry. No wait! No...No, It's Chris Brown (Mika will never put a MERE girl on his top list of anything because we all know that girls are yucky.). Alright... No.2 is... hmmm." Then Mika continued in a whisper, as if thinking aloud, "Hmmm... No... No, not Pitbull. He's just creepy. Oh yes, I got it! No. 2 is Red Foo and Sky Blu!
|I actually like some of her songs. But even if Katy Perry can win the MTV Awards,|
she will never ever get into Mikhail's Top 5 Singers. She's the wrong gender, you see.
I did not know them so I asked, "Who the heck is RedPoo and Skyblue? Are they a band?"
Mika laughed at my ignorance and answered, "Papaaa... it's Red FOO not RedPoo! LOL, Papa, LOL! (Yes, he actually says LOL instead of laughing) You know them, it's the two guys who sings 'Party Rock'!"
Oh I see. Or in Mika's abbreviated grammar... o i c.
"Okay, Papa... my No.1 singer is someone who was born black but died white! He's name starts with err... M! It's Micheal Jackson!" Then he asked me, "How is that possible, Papa? How could he be black then die white?"
"Gee, I don't know, Mika. But I never knew you loved Micheal Jackson."
"I do, Papa. Even when I was 3 I already liked him." Mika said before wistfully concluding, "I was very sad, you know, when he died. Very sad."
Yes, indeed. Life is often full of poignant sadness, sunshine. But it is also full of joyous and downright hilarious 'Mika' moments. And of course the singers... wonderful singers.
God bless the singers.
wa min Allah at-taufiq
Hate has no place in Islam
Love will show the Way