Family, oats and tissues!

My Dear Son,

Our days have become very quiet in Arabia. It’s quite a contrast to what you were used to back home. But, Alhamdulilah, there’s positives and negatives to every change. You should always know that you have an extremely caring and loving family back home though, from grandparents, aunties and uncles to cousins. They’re all mad about you and are missing you a lot. There’s really nothing like family. Alhamdulilah.

We have been skyping with everyone back home. It is really a blessing that we can maintain contact, Alhamdulilah. You are, however, still very confused by the whole see-you-through-the-computer-screen thing. You just stare at everyone. It’s not how they know you but I think two or three more tries and you’ll be your old babble self again. Ameen.

Right now you are sitting next to me, reaching out to, once again, grab the cord of the radio, after I have taken it from you so many times today. You have so many toys around you, but how your eyes and hands catch the exact things it shouldn’t, I don’t know. You had a nice full supper Alhamdulilah. Carrots and oats. Oats for supper? Yep, as long as you’re eating and putting on those kilos, you can have oats the whole day! Mmmm… But maybe that’s not the best idea, hey. I don’t want you to be a picky eater. It’s really your favourite food right now though. Almost never fails, with a bit of brown sugar, of course. Ai, that sweet tooth! Another thing you love right now is pineapple juice! Well, I’m not sure if you love it or if you’re just fascinated with the straw and that you can now drink through a straw. Yes, you can drink through a straw, since yesterday!! 🙂 Now I’m just waiting for your food to digest – as you now pull out and tear up the tissues you just got your hands on, your latest favourite activity – before I put you in your bath. Okay, I think it’s about time now. Let’s get that water running! 🙂

With love,