So I went into the bathroom yesterday. I picked up a kids toothbrush and I squirted some pink, raspberry flavored, fluoride-free toothpaste on it. Then, I opened my own mouth, popped it in, and got halfway through brushing and humming the toothbrush song before I realized I was on autopilot.
I laughed so hard my face hurt.
It’s been an awesome and funny week. Awesome, and amazing, and exciting because the AutismUAE GoFundMe campaign has made the 10K we needed for license renewal, and people still keep tipping coins into the hat. Funny because my children have been more amusing than usual.
Khalid declared that Musfira could play with his trains only after she learned how to speak English.
I taught the children how to play I-Spy in the car.
Khalid: I spy, with my little eye, something that is that orange car.
Iman: I spy, with my little eye, something that is yellow!
(it’s 8 pm)
Iman in patronizing big sister voice: No Musifra, it’s not the sun. Can you see the sun? It’s not in the sky right now.
Khalid: Its light is reflecting off the moon. The sun is in the sky.
Khalid: It’s day time in the Western pole.
Khalid is recently into directions, and so last week when we heard a neighbor’s dog barking, Iman said, “Oh, I hear a dog!” And Khalid said, “Yes, it’s north-west.”
And Musfira, upon opening her eyes after nap-time and seeing Aunt Owlie for the first time after her two weeks in the US said,
Aunty, your cat food is spicy.
It’s also been a bit of a rough week, with all three kids sick with something or the other- Musfira’s nose threw up. Khalid’s had a three-day stomach ache. I took Iman and her ears to see an ENT and he very politely informed us that both of her ears were full of fluid and that they both had negative pressure. I don’t know enough about ears to know what negative pressure is, but by golly, I will google it.
So Iman has to take “‘skusting medicine” for the next ten days to see if the fluid can be cleared up. If not, then we X-ray to see what kind of mechanical problem there could be. I’ve told Iman not to worry, because it’s a win-win. If Iman takes all of her medicine for all ten days, she is going to get the BIGGEST ICE CREAM SUNDAE IN THE WORLD.
Three whole scoops to be precise.
Then, if she has taken all of her medicine but the fluid hasn’t cleared, then she and I will have a special sleepover in the hospital and she will get to pick out a much-coveted, often longed-for, overpriced mylar balloon from the hospital gift shop. Either way, we both get ice-cream, and one of us gets a balloon. Alhamdulillah.
So now it’s time for bed, my day started at six am and involved a two hour meeting, two good friends, and both HF’s and my parents unexpectedly showing up for dinner at the same time, without prior planning. Alhamdulillah, its finally time for bed. Alhamdulillah. 🙂