As some of you know, Husayn is 4 already. Despite having a baby brother he is more of a baby than his brother (when he wants to be). Lately, he's been crying a lot. He will cry whenever he gets the chance whether its waking up from sleep, wanting to eat, not wanting to eat, wanting to get something, not getting something, etc. You name it and he will use any excuse to cry.
However, being all that doesn't stop him being so vain. Every time he wears his clothes, he will ask me to button up his shirt until the top and make sure his hair has been combed, in his preferred style. Of course, he chooses what to wear himself. And, his playschool girls are not his friends except for his one and only Nadeen.
While on the topic of his best friend, this morning, I remembered to let him know that his best friend might be coming over to visit soon. Unusually, this time he kept quiet. Curious as to his unusual reaction, I asked him...
Aren't you happy, Husayn?
He shook his head which basically meant that he wasn't all too happy. I couldn't detect a single bit of excitement on his face, at all. So, I asked him again...
Mummy: Why Husayn? I thought you missed Nadeen and wanted her to come and visit, really bad.
Husayn: (in a soft voice) No, I don't want her to come anymore because Ameera said that she's my girlfriend but she's not. She's my best friend, not girlfriend.
Eager to deny that he had a girlfriend, he then started to cry. Again. Errrghhhh...
On the way home from school that same day, he showed me the card that he had made himself (with some help from his teacher at school).
Cute and all Husayn on the inside: "Mummy and Me" said Husayn "and oh, a little sun too"
And this one was made the day before by Ameera in school as well. Thank you kids. Mummy loves you so much!
After all the excitement of the day, he settled down to making rice crispy with marshmallow cupcakes while waiting for Ameera to come back from school.