Tuesday, October 20, 2015

Pocket Etiquette

Meriam: Is it bad etiquette to eat a hot pocket with my hands?

Me: I think that's how they were meant to be eaten. Hence putting all the stuff in the "pocket"

Monday, November 4, 2013


Let me just preface this post with the fact that these two children are 4 years apart. However, they do have very similar personalities. With that being said, this was the conversation going on behind me while I was doing the dishes....

Meriam: Why do we get along so well?

Abu: I dunno.

Meriam : It's because we were friends before we were born.

Abu: (ponders) Maybe.

Meriam: Yeah, we're twins.

Abu: We aren't twins.

Meriam: Well we were supposed to be but we got separated before birth...I got left behind and was born later.

She continues...

Do you think we were sperm or eggs when we played together?? Personally I'd like to think we hung out in mom's ovaries over hanging out in dad's testes!!

Tuesday, September 24, 2013

So soon?

Yesterday our friends had a new, very adorable, baby girl.

Showing Meriam the pictures...

Meriam: Wait, her eyes are open this soon?? I thought it took like 3 weeks for them to open! 

Me: (sigh) Meriam...she's not a puppy!

Tuesday, September 10, 2013

Stevie Wonder

Meriam has had her first experience with having her eyes dilated. To protect her eyes she was given the nifty shades you see here.

Once we got in the car and were on our way home the sunlight was giving her a headache so she laid back and closed her eyes while I drove. This is how the next few minutes went: 

Meriam: You should call my dad.

Me: Ok.

I pick up the phone to call...

Meriam: Call my dad!

Me: I am.

Meriam: Well you should narrate what you're doing because I can't see.

eye roll 

Me: You can open your eyes you know.

she continues after talking to her dad.... 

Meriam: How do blind people do this? Do they see everything in black? How do they know what black is if they haven't ever seen colors? I feel like I am missing out on everything going on in the world because I can't see!

Me: You can still open your eyes you know.

Meriam: How do blind people entertain themselves if they can't see anything? What do they do for fun??

Silent pause because I really don't know how to answer or what to say...

Meriam (panicked): Hello?? Did you leave me???

Me: I'm driving the car!! Where am I going to go?? (head shake) Meriam, you can OPEN your eyes...

Saturday, April 20, 2013


Meriam: Am I the only one in the world who didn't know what a prairie dog was?? I thought it was the little dog that followed the cows around on the prairie!


Meriam: Did you play fetch with me when I was little?

Me: Nope, you weren't a dog...

Wednesday, June 13, 2012

Are you aware of Delaware?

Apparently some aren't aware...

Or slept through US History class. *sigh*