Sunday, November 20, 2005

Weather Woes

Changing weather is a bad omen for all parents. As most of you are looking out of the window and admiring the clouds, the rain and the wind, Omair and I have a whole other list of things we are looking out for.

In previous years the winter season in Dubai was really exciting. Not only did the weather change, but it brought endless prospects of “things to do”. Outdoor seating at dinners, picnics in the park, BBQ’s by the beach, sheesha under the stars... It’s a wonder how much good weather can do (or actually how much WE can do in good weather!).

But winters are a little different for moms and dads. We’re on the look out for runny noses, coughs and colds. Making sure that our child doesn’t get “too exposed” to the winter air. Since it’s flu season, we have protect her from the wide array of germs, and that’s a HARD job.

Now the weather is great to go to the park… and previously I would always encourage Iman to go and play with the other kids. Now when she innocently progresses towards a coughing toddler, it’s all I can do to keep from screaming “STAY AWAY… HE’S GOT GERMS. GERMS! GERMS! GERMS! RUN IMAN RUN…RUN FOR YOUR LIFE”!!!! It’s a dangerous world out there, and we can’t sterilize everything.

Having said all that… let me assure you that there will still be outdoor dinners, picnics and BBQ’s and we’re definitely looking forward to sheesha!

Happy Winter everyone… enjoy the good weather while it lasts!


At 7:28 PM, Anonymous D said...

Don't forget that all babies need to be exposed to a few germs, otherwise their immune systems won't function efficiently.

At 7:50 PM, Blogger Hina said...

Oh she gets her fair share of germs. We just don't want to over do it!


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