Friday, November 19, 2010

Mommy Drama :S

So let me give you an idea of how it is like to shop and go out with a toddler. You know growing up you see kids in malls having tantrums and you were the one giving the "OMG what a spoilt kid glare??" well i never thought i would be on the other side of the "ja7ra" (glare)! lulu is almost 2 years old and this age is called "the terrible twos" for a reason! she starts crying and having tantrums in public when she wants something.. refuses to sit in the stroller.. i end up letting her get out and start running after her in the mall. then when its time to eat. she refuse to BE FED. and wants to EAT on her own.. since she has not been eating AT ALL and i am desperately hoping she would eat i give her a spoon and SPLAT SPLAT. in my face & on the floor. on her clothes.. O O on my clothes too.. ya faer7eteeee... (oh my joy :P)... 15 minutes later.. after what seemed to be an unintentional food fight i look around and the there is more food getting all over the place than in her mouth.. so i take away the spoon.... she is not eating at this point just laghwesing :P (making a mesS)


People trying to have dinner... start looking in our direction... i give out embarrassed smiles and try to comfort lulu without taking away the smile from my face. GOD FORBID they think im a psycho angry muslim mom who invoked this tantrum by a slap on the face. i look at lulu and give her the " BITE MY LIP" NO NO dont do that look! my lip will start to bleed before she starts reacting to any of my facial expressions!

i start getting memories of that kid i saw years ago when i was invited for dinner at a family friends house ages ago. this kid actually PEED on the hosts carpet!! Back then i remember thinking what kind of mother raises a kid to PEE on peoples carpets! its like anything your kid does reflects on you as a parent! i remember this other 8 year old kid would come and spit at me and i just wanted to smack her in the FACE! she was in that most annoying age that i dread and i really hope i never have to deal with peeing on carpets or spitting on others! i will start applying more discipline and watching more of the "THE NANNY"

Anyway so when i go grocery shopping with lulu i usually put her in the trolley and give her something to distract her. recently my choice was not very wise. i gave her a lollipop...yes unhealthy i know.. but chances r she will not eat a broccolli and mommy needed to get things done! she was not crying now but when i looked at her she was all sticky and just by touching her i felt like my hands could have gotten glued to her face! She also has a habit of taking of her shoes and usually strangers run after me with her shoe or blanket saying " MAAM MAAM u dropped this" and ofcourse my intense case of scatter brain has gotten worse after becoming a mom. i just feel 2 hands are not enough! wish i was an octopus :S juggling errands all day

not to mentioned the times i dont realize lulu had taken something from a shop as she loves to poke around drops things and picks up things from stores, either chews on something and i have to buy it or she takes it without me noticing so when i go out of the store it you hear " BEEP BEEP" an ALARM goes offf and ofcourse who else but the HIJAAABI that same woman who beat up her kid earlier in the food court. haha LOVVELLLY just what i needed....

Another uncalled for GLARE.... they probably think im part of a 3esabaaa ( gang) that teaches thier kids to shoplift at a young age :P

i tend to put some bags on the back of the stroller most of the time. and usually when i take lulu out of the stroller i forget to take them off. so she runs off and the stroller falls back on the floor and today on top of all that one of the bags i had got TORN so there were random strangers picking up my stuff and i just felt OMG everything happens all at once... :S DRAMA

i should stop caring what people think.. but i admit in the States i am extra self conscious because of hijab. i find myself giving out extra smiles and about to skip around to show that i am not a terrorist.. im a happy person.. la lalalalalalala... i might come off as a weirdo though :P


Saturday, November 13, 2010

Eid Mubarak

EID is almost here! Can you imagine? If you think time passes by fast now wait till you have kids! its freaky how fast kids grow ! One day you are waking up for night feeding the next you are waking you for night TEETHING ! Before you know it your baby is running around the house and climbing on furniture as you run after her like a crazy frantic mommy yelling "DIDDA DIDDAH" the famous baby threat of im going to spank you! i never do. which is why this "DIDA" threat never works. which makes me realize i should think of another strategy :S

Lulu has started climbing up on drawers and on chairs and pretty much anything she can climb on. I wish the house was like those huge kid jumping castles where you would just sit and relax as your kid jumps around. knowing in your heart she wont bump into the table corner or the wall or flip of the couch or or or or .. endless disturbing possibilities. *twitches * biting nails

So back to EID! i wish we could make our EID more fun! look at how lovely Christmas & halloween decorations are ! Cant we like decorate a PALM tree or something . hang little sheep in the house. maybe give out little cute sheep shaped cookies.

EID MUBARAK to all & i promise to try to post more often

(translation of cartoon : let me introduce you to my wife "FLU" who is the reason its called the "BIRD FLU"! ( sheep trying desperately to give us reasons not to slaughter him this EID)

Wednesday, November 10, 2010


Ever since i was a kid i used to wish that i could go to Disneyland. Even when i didnt know what to expect there i just knew it was my dream. Growing up watching disney cartoons, donald duck ( i do a similar voice too :P ) mickey mouse and ofcourse all the princesses. Seeing all those characters growing up makes you feel like you know them and that they are real. I know they are cartoons but as soon as you enter disneyworld this feeling of entering a dream overcomes you. And then you see snowwhite who was short btw next to the dwarfs since they were the same height :P they werent real dwarfs, and you see winnie the pooh and tiger and all those characters!

You look and see the castle that you have always seen in the disney cartoons. EXACTLY like it is is the cartoons! The balloon man walking holding a bunch of mickey shaped colorful balloons and for a moment you really think he will float off because in this land everything is possible.

As you walk you see parades with people singing spreading happiness and smiles. i stood there watching a parade next to a jewish family and as i stood there with people from all around the world with different nationalities and religions sharing the joy. we were all peacefully watching the disney characters sing. No war. just pixie dust and disney music. why cant the real world just be more like disney world?!

I looked around and saw kids so excited to see thier favorite characters standing in long lines ! like the que stand in for bread or 2a6ayef in ramadan ! they would give them hugs so tight and i really could feel the happiness all around. While i was there i felt like all my troubles and worries were locked in a box outside of disney.

I feel like somehow i entered a cartoon and just hearing the disney songs play all day was just WOW.. well you would think lulu had a blast. but i think i had more fun.

*dino does dabkeh dance with mickey & donald duck

i felt like a child again. i wanna live in disney world.

here is a video that brought back childhood memories. enjoy