What, us nocturnal again?


Iman is taking a tour of the living room right now. By herself. Her commando-crawl skills have really picked up in the last few days, and despite being sick and having an ear infection, she still enjoys a good reconnaissance mission over to the corner of the sofa or the edge of the carpet so she can stare intently at its patterns. At the moment, she’s crinkling a grocery list that she discovered under the coffee table.

It’s been a pediatric quarantine-athon here at home, Khalid had a week of high fever followed by a cough, and as soon as he go better, Iman started down the same viral road. She’s just getting over her week of high fever, and is on antibiotics for an ear infection as well. Me, I woke up two days ago sounding like a chain-smoking truck driver, which is typical for me when I get a cold. Now it’s my turn to be sick, and in addition to sounding like a truck driver, I also feel like I’ve been beaten by a truck driver.

It’s 1:30 am right now, and Iman wakes up when she can’t breathe properly (which has been every night for the last week) out of her nose. She’s running out of steam now, and I hope we can be in bed within another twenty minutes InshaAllah. Oh, good news! I almost forgot to blog this! *smacks forehead with keyboard* Four days ago, Khalid made the sign for hat! He patted his head, put the hat on it, and then made the sign again! That’s the first sign or form of communication he’s ever made with us, apart from saying ‘socks’ once, and I was nearly doing cartwheels! I am so excited, and so looking forward to being able to communicate with him! Please make dua that this progress continues. There have been so many changes in his behavior since we started therapy, and it’s only been three weeks! InshaAllah, InshaAllah, InshaAllah! Alhamdulillah!

Oh, Iman’s starting to cry and pull her ears, so it’s time for me rescue her and take her to bed. Gtg!


Abez is a 50% white, 50% Pakistani, and 100% Muslim. She is also chronically ill and terminally awesome. She is the ever-lovin Momma of: - Khalid, a special little boy with autism - Iman, a special little girl with especially big hair -Musfira, an especially devious baby Spoiler, Abez is also Zeba Khan on Muslimmatters.org.

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