Genta sambil mandi sore sendiri, tiba-tiba nyeletuk…
“Bu, menurut Allah, di bulan Januari ini, kalau mandi sore ga harus rata sabunannya, ada yang kelewatan sedikit gak papa”
Hmm. Where should I start?
First of all, I am a proud mom of him being able to compose that complex statement. Yes the statement is beyond any wild imagination a mom could have at 5 pm, after a very tiring swimming day. But that sentence is great, isn’t it?
Secondly, I’m also proud that he understand the existence of Allah and also understand that if he wants to convince me of doing things, he should associate his action with Allah. That is also a complex understanding, right?
Third, I’m glad that he has that much confidence –knowing that he said what he said in the bathroom, totally naked, calmly brush his skin using bubbles– to try to persuade me of doing things he knew exactly would not be the thing I prefer. I want to have confident boy. There he is. If he is that confident talking about Allah nakedly, I could only imagine what he can do in a full working suit. Ah.
Last, of course not the least. I’m contented with the fact that he composed the statement really thoroughly. Provided with a lot of details, like the month now, the exact kind of mandi and of course the explanation of “gak rata”.
By the way, here is the rest of the conversation after that convincing killing statement.
Me : Oh, ya? Mas Genta tahu dari mana kalau Allah ngomong itu?
G : Ya dari Allah. Bener lo bu. Genta ga bercanda
M : Iya iya. Ibu tahu *ga bercanda adalah kata kuncinya Fan*. Tapi Allah itu ngomongnya di mana?
G : Ya di Mekah lah. Allah kan di Mekah.
M : Oh *salah lagi kalimatku*, maksud ibu omongan Allah itu kan biasanya di Quran.
G : Ya gak di Al Quran lah. Masak di Quran.
M : Lah tapi Allah itu omongannya semua adanya di Quran mas. Kok ibu belum pernah tahu ya di Quran, Allah ngomong gitu.
G : Ya memang gak di Quran siiih… *fade out
Nampaknya jawaban terakhir itu saat Genta mulai merasa statementnya kurang didukung data faktual. Kemudian dia mundur teratur dengan terhormat, tentunya setelah pertarungan yang fair.
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