“The soul is healed by being with children” ~ Dostoyevsky
Her: Do you like cats or dogs?
Me: Dogs. But I don’t mind cats.
Her: So you’re not scared of them?
Me: No. They’re alright.
Her: I have a really tall friend in school but she has the brain of a baby!
Me: What? What does that mean?
Her: She’s tall and she’s in my grade but she likes MINNIE MOUSE.
Her: She’s not a Directioner, she’s not a Belieber, she actually likes Minnie Mouse. So I told her to grow up.
Her: One day, when you have kids… what are you going to call your daughter?
Me: Well. I don’t know. I didn’t think about it.
Her: What about your son?
Me: That’s a hard question! Girl names are easier.
Her: Yes, I agree. I’d call my daughter Majd or Reem. I hate my name. I told my Dad that he picked an ugly name.
Me: I love your name!
Her: No! I hate it. I want to get the MacBook Pro, but my parents say I don’t need it. Do you have a MacBook Pro?
Me: I have an old one, but you certainly don’t need one. Your parents are right.
Her: I fed my cat ice-cream today! Will you buy the iPhone 5? It’ll be cheaper next week.
Me: Why would I buy it? My phone works fine.
Her: What about the iPad Mini?
Me: I don’t need it.
Her: How come you didn’t adopt any kids when you volunteered in Costa Rica?
Me: I can’t just adopt a child. I’ll have to change everything about my life and start a family.
Me: It’s like having a baby and becoming a parent. I have to take care of that child like my own.
Me: So, I can’t do that right now. And besides, I can’t bring someone from a different culture and expect them to adapt to life in Kuwait. It’s hard.
Her: Has anyone ever asked you this question? “When you have kids one day, will you give them everything they want?”
Me: Nope, no one’s asked me that.
Her: Well? Would you?
Me: Of course I wouldn’t.
Her: It’s a tough question. Hmm. Like if my four-year old daughter wanted an iPhone, I’d say NO WAY.
Me: That’s very smart.
Her: Yeah, but if I had a twelve-year-old… and they wanted a phone? I’d probably get it for them. Because if someone is twelve or thirteen they should have a phone.
Me: Oh? How old are you?
Her: I’m twelve.
Me: So you think you should have a phone?
Her: YES! I wish! Did you ever really want to see a band when you were younger and your parents said no?
Me: Oh yeaaaah.
Her: It’s NOT fair. I’d give my kids anything they wanted.