Nooj

Between my shadow and my soul

Mum for the night

My favourite cousin is over from Namibia for a week to visit his brother who was recently hospitalised with Guillian Barre Syndrome :(. We hardly ever get to see him and his family so his kids and I sat together the entire evening catching up and baking cakes while he and his wife ran errands. After we'd sampled the cakes, cleaned up the kitchen, watched some TV, I got them into PJ's and rigged the lighting in their room so the brother who is afraid of the dark and the sister that can't fall asleep with the light on didn't pummel each other. I finally got into the shower a few minutes ago, enjoying what I felt was a well deserved break. As I shook the shampoo suds out of my hair I hear a knock on the door. "Noojie Masie, Noorjehaan (we're named after the same person btw) is kicking off the blanket!" came a very sleepy whiny voice. I took a deep breath. "You guys are both very clever kids I'm sure you can come up with a compromise. Also I'm still going to wash my hair (a little white lie for a good cause can't be harmful) and will still be a while". Silence and the scuffling of slippers. It worked...this time

5 shared ideas:

Khadija February 25, 2009 at 9:38 AM  

Noojie's a mommy, mash'Allah ;)

americanising desi February 25, 2009 at 9:27 PM  

isnt it great to play mommy!!!
i miss my lil angel .. my uncle's daughter but surely mine too since i looked after her for the whole 1st 6 months after she was born...
she still loves me more than the rest :D

KimyaShafinaaz February 26, 2009 at 12:15 AM  

in this piece, these words totally held my gaze :P

'Silence and the scuffling of slippers.'

read that line again. alone. its poetry of high order ;)

i lovies it, noojie masie :)

KiLLa February 27, 2009 at 12:07 AM  

lol.. the NANNY named Fran.. i mean NOOj

Word veri - scand

Azra March 2, 2009 at 8:13 PM  

ahhh..can I come sleep over? seriously?

lol...

no I mean seriously? I want Milo in the evenings mommy Poojie Bear :D