And I quote

Khalid: Momma, when I die…?

Me: (putting my drink down slowly) Yes Khalid?

Khalid: And my body goes into the earth…?

Me: Yes?

Khalid: Will people remove my fossils and put them in a museum?

Me: No dear, they won’t.

Khalid: Why not?

Me: Because you’re not a dinosaur dear.


Iman: (is looking through rows of flavored vitamins as we’re waiting in line at a pharmacy) Momma, why does this have a picture of icecream?

Me: Hmm? Because those vitamins supposedly taste like icecream.

Iman: Why?

Me: So that kids will like taking them.

Iman: This one has cherries.

Me: It’s probably cherry flavored.

Iman: This one has fairies on it. Is it fairy-flavored?

Me: I don’t think so, I’m not sure what fairies would taste like.

Iman: I know. Meat.

Me: Meat?

Iman: Yeah, because that’s what bodies are made out of. Meat.

Me: You’re a very sensible girl.

Iman: I know.


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. Sabiha

    Since I don’t want to spam up your comments, can I say again how much I love your blog, ESP the omes about your kids. And the eyebrow entry…awesome!

  2. Abez

    JazakAllahuKheiran! I am very flattered, since I read your blog regularly but am usually too stunned and humbled and grateful to comment afterwards. 🙂

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