Author Archives: Samar

Of Countries Where Mother’s Die Quickly

Z: Amma, do you know, in some countries, mothers die really quickly. Me: Uhhh… what? Which country is this? Z: It’s a strange country. Me: Who told you about this? Z: My teacher. She showed us a video. In it, … Continue reading

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Sharjah Museum of Islamic Civilization – The Best Looking Building in Town.

Walked into one of the most beautiful buildings my adopted city has. Pretty apt that it’s a museum of Islamic civilizations. They definitely knew their architecture.

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Bed time conversation about the creation of god

Z and I have been reading stories of prophets at bedtime these days. We have a bit of a Q&A every time I’m done reading to her (because it isn’t over until she’s dissected it from all angles.) Today’s question: … Continue reading

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Malala’s Nobel Peace Prize and the Anti-Malala Brigade

Yes, I’m sad Abdul Sattar Edhi has not won the Nobel Peace prize. His life’s work is definitely worthy of one. But that’s not to say that Malala receiving one is in any way unfair. Quite sick of the anti-Malala … Continue reading

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A thing that was something

I’m always amazed at the ways Z gets out of things she doesn’t want to tell / do / share etc. Today when she got off the school bus, she was clutching something in her hand and wouldn’t open her … Continue reading

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Of When My Cup Runneth Over

So Z and I have a bit of friendly competition about how much we love each other. It started with: Z: I love you, Amma! Me: I love you too. Z: But 2 is so little! Ever since then we … Continue reading

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The Cuteness of Ron Weasley.

Since I’ve decided not to reread Harry Potter till Z and I can read it together, I make do with the movies. (I miss Harry’s sass. He was funnier in the books.)Watching Prisoner of Azkaban right now and just realized that … Continue reading

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Talking Crazy

Z had a very particular request this morning. Z: Amma, can I talk crazy?Me: Of course you can. (Because if you can’t talk crazy with your mom, who can you with?)

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Feeling Ninety

Z: Amma, I’m feeling ninety. Me: Ninety? Z: Yes, ninety. Me: What does that mean?Z: It means when I feel nice towards my mother. That’s feeling ninety. Best description ever of “ninety”.

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The Spawn Turns Four

Four years ago today, I had a bundle of joy placed in my arms – and I had no idea what to do with it. Turns out, all you need to do with a new born is cloth, feed, and … Continue reading

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