Author Archives: Samar

Deadly deadlines

Me: Z, I fell asleep with you at nap time and now I might miss my deadline. Z: Amma, you have a deadly deadline!

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Of pies and fruits

Z came home with a homework sheet about the word “like”. While doing it, she refused to write like next to a couple of pictures. On asking, she told me “Because I don’t like pies and I don’t like fruits.”

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My Sherlock Craze

Y’know your 4yo is up to something when she voluntarily turns her cartoon off and suggests you watch Sherlock. ‪#‎evenmykidknows‬

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New Year Fireworks

Finding a good vantage point for the New Year fireworks which is not in Downtown Dubai or crowded is next to impossible. When we realized that we had an unhindered view of the Burj from the rooftop parking at Mirdiff … Continue reading

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Anniversary post

The men in my family are known for loving and spoiling their wives. M is no different. From calling me from his office to wake me up at 9 am so I could meet my friends for breakfast to never … Continue reading

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The day our schools bled

Getting Z ready for school is often a rush job. I’m sleepy, impatient, and on the clock. Z is sleepy, cranky, and lately, unwilling to wear a jacket even when she’s shivering from cold. Not a good combination at any … Continue reading

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3 things that freak me out whenever Z falls sick.

1. Her transformation into a quiet child with perfect manners. “Yes please” and “No thanks” become the norm. (Makes me long for a tantrum) 2. Her telling me that she doesn’t feel like talking. (This from the kid who talks … Continue reading

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The pot in ‘potamus

Z: Amma, why does a hippopotamus have a pot in the middle?

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Shedding baby habits and feeling “alonely”

Z has been shedding her baby habits quite rapidly these past few months. But there’s one habit she hasn’t been able to kick off. Every time I go take a shower, she cries by the door. I usually try to … Continue reading

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Old Drawings and Happy Recollections

Happiness is coming across an old drawing of Z where she drew me wearing a scarf because “Amma doesn’t go outside without one.”

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