- Since the past few months Ali has developed this heart-warming habit of placing his hand on my cheek as he falls asleep. After he is done with his routine of climbing me and falling off in giggles as I try to put him to sleep and the drowsiness overcomes him, with an adorable, ‘Mamma, yhari come’ he pulls my face towards him and putting his warm, little palm on my cheek falls off to sleep in 3.5 seconds. And this is from the sweetness of motherhood. =)
- Winters in Oman are really the best time of the year here. After months of dehydrating heat, the weather mellows down beautifully, not getting too chilly or cloudy. The mornings are so hopeful and fresh that it is immensely quieting to the soul to take a walk in any of the numerous parks here with the sun shining down upon you. The other day we had taken our lunch for a picnic to a nearby park by the corniche and we were one of only a handful families there. Under the shade of the green trees in the solitary park, Asma and I turned the wheel of the merry go round, her squealing with joy. It was a nice afternoon, alhumdulillah.
- Ever since I was a teenager I’ve loved wearing socks. Bright, snug, warm socks for chilly toes after baths. And at the end of the day, its still nice to remove the socks to slip them between the quilt and the cool sheets. So all in all, socks are like comfort food for the feet in winters.