After a few hours playing, grocery shopping, and eating at the Tesco Lotus on a holiday morning,we walked out into the afternoon heat - Rahul in the trolley, Leila upset because she had to walk; both, more than ready to get into their air conditioned car-seats and nap. I can't remember if it's a flat … Continue reading Flat Thai Tyre
I am not proud that my kids love Barbie dolls. I am when they play hair-dresser.
"Mama can you tell to papa that I standed on this step, deep deep in the swimming pool?" "Mama can you tell to papa that I ate all the carrots and tomatoes in the bowl?" "Mama can you tell to papa that I can jump like a football player, high up in the sky?" "Mama … Continue reading Can You Tell to Papa….
Early one morning a couple of weeks ago. Leila: Where's papa? Me: He's on a plane, going to Houston, in America. Rahul: Like the pilgrims? Me: Yah, to America like the pilgrims. But he's on a plane, not a boat, so he'll be there by tomorrow. Leila: Can you be papa? Me: What do you … Continue reading Papa speaks Francais
This morning Maher noticed something dangling off a roof right next to our bedroom. A snake had shed it's skin last night. The kids were intrigued. Until they looked at it closely, they thought it was plastic. And then...it wound up in the play-doh. Trust in Me,The Jungle Book
Leila just waking up: Mama. In my dream I had up slippers (high heels). And they were lighting up every time I walk. How time till I can have real up slippers? Waaaa Waaaaa, I want up slippers. Me: Well, don't you complain about your neck hurting, and your legs hurting? She nods. Me: High … Continue reading Dreams
Me: Today is Saturday. Do you have school today? L & R : NO!!! Me: Hey, Anna goes to a hip hop dance class on Saturdays. I think it's a lot of fun. Do you guys want to go with her today? Leila: I already know hip hop. It's on one foot. But I only … Continue reading Hip Hop Stories
To explain where stories come from, we helped Leila and Rahul make their own mini-books. I transcribed their stories.Natasha Visits Dr. Leila by LeilaDoctor Leila goes for a walk.She goes to the nurse's house.The nurse goes to Dr. Leila's house.They do a blood test for Natasha.They check Natasha's heart. (L and R both demand I … Continue reading A Doctor and a Dragon (part 2)
Leila this morning: When I become bigger, I want to be a builder. Leila this evening: When I become bigger, I will be a doctor. I'll do blood tests and IV's.Me: Ok. When you are older you can go to a doctor school then.Rahul: I don't want to be a nurse now.Me: What do you want … Continue reading A Doctor and a Dragon
In July last year, Maher bought me an iPhone for our anniversary. My frist ever Smartphone. Of course, I didn't even open it for a few months. Now I'm hooked. And then my brother introduced me to WhatsApp while complaining about how people don't just pick up the phone and call for a few minutes. … Continue reading For Just Being There