Sunday, October 31, 2010

You Know My Name

After I got off work yesterday, I went out for big family lunch at Baytna (ex-Chopstix). It’s the second time I’ve been there (the first time was during Eid-El-Fitr about a month ago). Grandma, Mum, my auntie and I were the first to arrive and we sat to wait for Reem, Cici (her daughter/my cousin), her mum, and her sister to arrive…

A little less than 10 minutes later, they arrived. I was sitting at the far end of the table when one of the waiters came in carrying Cici in her baby seat and placed her on the floor next to our table. I instantly jumped out of my seat and onto the floor and for the first time ever, Cici looked at me and exclaimed “Nou!” (it’s the best she can say my name right now) and she’s never said my name before but it was just such a magical feeling and she tried to jump out of her seat and into my arms. I untied her and picked her up and she kept singing my name in a song “Nou! Nou! Nou!”

I never thought hearing my name would feel so special. “Cici,” Reem said, “give Nour a kiss”. I turned my cheek to her and she leaned in and gave me the biggest slobbery wet kiss, which was the cutest thing ever! :-)