Wednesday, August 24, 2005

It's all about the family


Being a “family” person myself, I think that it’s important for my daughter to develop an attachment to her cousins as well. I have the fondest memories of going back home to Pakistan for the summer and doing all kinds of crazy things with the other kids in my family. Things like stealing “amrood” from our Thaya’s house, buying “gola ganda” from the “thela wala’s” that roam the streets and eating an obscene amount of “mithai” while all the adults in the house were napping in the afternoon. Memories that will last me a lifetime and always make me smile whenever I think of our “good old days” back home.

So back to the point… During my quick visit to Pakiland last week, I saw Iman in a whole new light, discovering a whole new meaning to family. While I was there, I spent most of my time at my sister’s house and Iman got to spend time with HER cousins. This was different than our past visits, because now she’s able to understand and express herself. She ran around the house with both of them, hiding and looking for each other. They snacked from the same plate and best of all, they rolled around on the floor in giggle fits for no reason.

I don’t know if this was my imagination, but she seemed more comfortable with them than she has ever seemed around other children. I know she won’t remember this visit, but I know that I always will. This was the first time she bonded with family, and the first of many times that she laughed whole heartedly making memories for a lifetime.

16 Comments:

At 7:18 PM, Anonymous D said...

Helloooo! I've come to haunt this blog too, seeing as you kindly visited my site.

Really cute pics, but I CANNOT believe Iman has grown as much as she has. Just incredible!

 
At 12:42 PM, Blogger bakpakchik said...

I NEEEEEEED TO SEEEEE MY BAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAAABY !!!!!

 
At 2:20 PM, Anonymous O said...

BPC

All in due time.

Omair

 
At 8:07 PM, Anonymous D said...

Okay, is there something going on here that the writers of The Bold & The Beautiful should be told about?

 
At 8:40 PM, Blogger Hina said...

Ha ha ha...
no d, BPC is expresing her love for Iman.

No soap situation here. Omair and I are Iman's biological parents AND we're raising her together :)

 
At 2:52 PM, Blogger Smoky said...

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At 2:54 PM, Blogger Smoky said...

...but what Omair and Hina don't know, is that while they were in the hospital that fateful night a year (and change) ago, Chandni, the jealous "X" of Omair, was planning a dark revenge.

It was SHE that had originally been destined to the house of Zuberi but due to the meddling of her evil half sister Rekha and her boyfriend (whom incidentally was married to Arfiman's best friend's cousin) the baby formally known as "Iman" was switched with the baby the Zubeiris NOW consider their own.

Now, with the return of BPC on the scene, having recovered from a life altering medical procedure, a sinister secret is about to be revealed...

Cue music and title sequence...

 
At 8:36 PM, Anonymous D said...

But... what happened to Hina's evil twin sister Skippy?!??!

Oh, the suspense!

 
At 11:07 PM, Blogger Hina said...

Smoky, I didn't know you had it in you! Great story. Is this a revelataion that you too are a part of the "Secret Soap Watcher's" Society??

d- Skippy?? really?? I mean you'd think a man with your abilities would come up with a name better than peanut butter!

 
At 9:21 AM, Blogger Smoky said...

Hina's evil twin sister Sakina (a.k.a Skippy) was lost in a yachting accident in the 231st episode. Apparently no one had warned her of the perils of skip ropes on the open sea.

Or DID they....?

 
At 11:46 AM, Blogger Hina said...

and the plot thickens...

dum da dum dum duuuuuuuum

 
At 3:16 PM, Anonymous D said...

I TOLD you she was called Skippy!

Speak to Arfiman about the Skippy reference, by the way.

 
At 12:14 PM, Blogger Hina said...

We're losing perspective. I must post a new entry.

 
At 1:38 PM, Blogger arfiman said...

Yaaay, Skippy is back!

How long has it been since she's been away..?

Sorry Smoky, Skippy is a classic reference and must be adhered to!

 
At 10:40 PM, Blogger Hina said...

I'm confused and since it's my blog I demand an explanation to Skippy.

D and Arfi, I await your reply.

 
At 1:20 PM, Anonymous D said...

[evil cackle] HAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHAHHAHAHAH

Just be grateful that your soap opera life story doesn't feature a character called Jessica Drew!

 

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