And I quote

Iman: Momma! The baby’s crying! Because she wants icecream!


Me: Here Khalid, you can hold Musfira carefully.
(I put the baby carefully into Khalid’s lap)
Khalid: Oh! Oh! Scareding!
(He passes the baby back)


(Iman sees me laying down on the sofa for a quick break around 11 am today)

Iman: Momma, I bring you a pillow, you want a pillow?
Me: It’s ok dear, the side of the sofa is like a pillow.
Iman: I bring you a pillow, ok?

(She runs off and returns with the pillow from her bed)

Me: Thank you dear.
Iman: Momma, I bring you a blanket, you want a blanket?
Me: (Realizing I don’t have a choice) Sure dear.

(Iman returns with her tiny blanket and covers the middle half of me. Then she starts patting my head)

Iman: Momma, you can sleep and InshaAllah when you wake up I’ll take you shopping and buy you a nice gift! An umbrella! A pink one! With Dora! You like that?
Me: Yes dear, that would be nice.
Iman: Goodnight!

HF: There’s this one lone mango in the fridge and it’s late but I just want a mango milkshake…
Me: Ok, go pray Isha and I’ll make you a milkshake.
HF: You’ll make me a milkshake?
Me: Yeah. Go pray and I’ll make it for you.
HF: Thank you, but don’t make the kind that brings all the boys to the yard. Because it’s late, and we don’t want the front yard full of people right now.



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

  1. Carol

    Please explain HF’s comment about “all the boys in the yard.” Is that a movie reference or something? I loved Khalid’s double suffix; scareding. I believe he has just invented a new verb tense- past imperfect. Iman is just too much and I want a photo of you with your new Dora umbrella.

  2. Little Auntie

    ma’shaAllah!! Mabrook on your new little bundle of joy. May Allah bless you in His gift to you and may she be a source of pride and comfort to you and the Ummah.

    The kids are WAY too adorable. I love Iman’s little ‘help’ ๐Ÿ™‚ and the Dora umbrella ๐Ÿ˜€ ma’shaAllah. ๐Ÿ˜€

  3. Saira

    And Khalid had a nifty way of expressing himself very concisely there mashaAllah! ๐Ÿ™‚

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