Wednesday, December 29, 2004

And on we grow...

Today, I came to the realization that Yousuf is growing-whether i like it or not. Sadly, I had to retire many of his 6-9 month clothes after my friend Hoda made the comment that his bum seems to be sticking out of all his pants. I think I was in denial. I had to come to terms with the fact that he would never fit into any of darling little 6-9monthers again-EVER! Next thing you know, as his daddy says when I complain about this cling-to-me-like a fly to honey-phase, he won't want to spend time with his embarassing mother. *Sigh*, maybe I'm being a little melodramatic, but I'm stuck in Cairo alone with a 9-month-old in an unfurnished flat, so cut me some slack here. Who am I talking to again? Who knows. But if you'e gotten this far I applaud you (you're either bored yourself or also have a 9-month old in a big, horribly pollluted, sorely unfashionable city).

Also a note on Yousuf's latest "sha2awa"..that is, troublemaking. He was play attempting to pull everything possible thing off the plastic nighstand near hoda's bed, slipped, and hit his eye on the edge of the bed. Pls. keep in mind all this happened while I was a foot away from him (for those rolling their eyes and thinking "what a neglectful parent"). He broke out in screams and next thing I know his eye is covered in blood, and I'm in hysterics. After I frantically called daddy (mine and his) and calmed down, I realized, thank God, it was a shallow wound, which nevertheless left a one-inch long scar across his eyelid. My lesson: God made babies pliable, quick healers, and quick to forget what happend one-minute ago for a reason.


Blogger Dalia said...

Tell me about it - that's how I felt when I retired Sanad's 0-3 clothes.. I actually started crying.. You had better post pictures of Yousuf on this blog or you'll have to answer to me :)

3:16 PM  
Blogger olivebranch said...

Ache. My brother is blind in one eye from an accident when he was 12... He put a pin through his eye ... Detached his retina and all, it was rather scary.

He can see out of it much better now than before though!

[olivebranch] -

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