Saturday, October 29, 2005

The Father Factor

Children share an amazing bond with their fathers, and this goes double time for daughters. Even though mothers work 24 hours to ensure that the baby is fed, cleaned, bathed, happy and healthy... it's the dads that get all the glory. I can't remember Iman jumping up, all smiles and excited when I walk into the room...

Is it because the poor child is so happy to see another face come home after the whole day, or is there really a deeper connection between father and child?

Last week Omair had to go on a business trip to Bahrain, and I was left to man the homefront. The first day that Omair was out of the house, Iman fell sick with a fever. There were no other symptoms, just the fever. Then when I put her to bed in the night, she kept waking up and crying. NON STOP CRYING!! And no matter how hard I tried and how silly I behaved... I couldn't get her to laugh wholeheartedly... the way she does with Omair.

This went on for the 5 days that Omair was away. And on the 6th day when he returned... all of Iman's symptoms disapeared. *POOF* just like that she was all better. She slept well that night, the fever was gone and she was as happy as a puppy!

Dads do make life better :)


9 Comments:

At 11:14 AM, Blogger bakpakchik said...

Well, there IS something special that daughter have with fathers. But take this with a pinch of salt ... it comes from a Daddy's Girl! :)

 
At 8:22 PM, Anonymous D said...

So now Omair is a healer?!??! Honestly, talk about Filipino evolution...

By the way, where's the photo of Iman in her special Eid outfit?

Happy Eid to you all.

 
At 10:51 PM, Blogger Hina said...

D, Eid is still a few days away

 
At 10:25 AM, Blogger bakpakchik said...

ooh ooh .. i like this ulti pulti pic .. please dont take it off!

 
At 10:32 AM, Blogger arfiman said...

Pic is very cool! Just deal with it - she likes Omair more than you!

 
At 5:11 PM, Blogger sam said...

She's adorable mashallah and that is such a cute pic.

 
At 10:48 PM, Blogger Hina said...

Thank you all for the compliments on the picture. It isn't what's in front of the camera, but who's behind it that counts.

:)

 
At 4:09 PM, Anonymous D said...

I know, it's always much better to hire a professional photographer. I mean, who'd ever leave the picture taking to the wif?!??!

 
At 12:23 PM, Blogger Hina said...

d, ha ha ha

:p

 

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