Category Archives: Comedy

Conversations in the car


The best time to connect with your children is usually around the dinner table. They tell you about their day, you lock eyes, you eat, they talk some more, and it’s all nice and pleasant. Conversational even.  For amateurs!!  You … Continue reading

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Breakfast in bed


My youngest will be having an early birthday party today. Her actual birthday falls on a school day this year. She is turning 8.  She is having a friend sleepover, she’s all excited about the cake and the friends coming, … Continue reading

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Conversation over pancakes


My six-year-old and I share a love of pancakes on weekends.  Some of our most giggly moments are spent in the kitchen mixing the batter and arguing about what shapes to make.  I can usually fool her into accepting simple … Continue reading

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Do you speak Lebanese-ish?


Learning Arabic in Dubai My six-year-old munchkin is learning Arabic in school.  She sounds like a unique mix of Emirati and Armenian, which is not in itself bad had it existed, but I don’t think it does. Let’s just say … Continue reading

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Hold that dream!


I have a little munchkin that often wakes me up at ungodly hours to complain about one of her disturbing dreams. Once she dreamt that our dog told her to relax and she freaked out because he could talk. This … Continue reading

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A small munchkin prayer


My five year old is learning how to pray. She is using prayer beads I just gave her (they were offered to me in a box of dates from Rotana Hotel). She asked me what they were and I told … Continue reading

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The kid in us (continued)


I make it a habit to sit quietly and listen to kids talk. A wonderland of wisdom disguised as childish exchanges awaits us if we take the time to actually hear what our little people say. The way these young … Continue reading

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Moments of Happiness


I was recently having lunch at a Scandinavian Ambassador’s residence in Abu Dhabi. During the meal, the Ambassador’s husband was telling us how the best part of going to his country at this time of year is the cover of … Continue reading

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