What is your favorite part about the holidays?

About Zakiah

I write poetry and some fiction, have a book that was published in 2012. . . Stray Thoughts/Winged Words. I have four grandchildren, ages 16 and half to almost 16 months. I love the ocean, and grew up along the Indian Ocean in South India. I am a retired physician. Don't know much else to say. Thanks for reading. That has been my profile for so many years. My daughter Saadia a great poet and story teller, has two sons; the oldest grandson is now 21 years old, doing architectural engineering at Missouri S&T in Rolla MO. His younger brother is almost 16 and taking driving lessons seriously and is in High School. The other two grandsons, children of my son Sayeed, are 9 and 5. I have recently published another book titled Gulistan, A home of Flowers. It has stories and memories of my childhood and of a distant land which I still consider as my HOME., even though I have lived here in the US for more than fifty years. Hope to see you on my blog.
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17 Responses to What is your favorite part about the holidays?

  1. slmret says:

    What a fun story — kids learn about Santa in so many different ways! A colleague of mine once commented that “the eyes never change!”

    • Zakiah says:

      You know Janet, it is so true. The eyes do not change at all. We were all just so surprised when he put his little fat finger out and between sobs told that he recognized me because of my eyes. 🙂 ❤

  2. mrswrangler says:

    What a cute story.

  3. murisopsis says:

    Ho, ho, ho! Some children are much more willing to suspend belief in reality than others. I think at a really young age you can determine who has a logical vs poetical heart… The world needs both in equal measure!

    • Zakiah says:

      Right on!
      Was thinking about you this morning and wondering how the retirement days have been going. I wish you and your husband would come over here for a couple of days. Perhaps I can ask Dian (whyzat) to come also with her husband. It would be neat to see you again. I am having ten of my med school friends come here for a re-union on the 5th of August. They will stay till the 9th. Will take them to Springfield to the Lincoln Museum on the 8th.

  4. whyzat says:

    That’s so funny! Also a little sad because it reminds me of the fun we used to have on Xanga.
    Do the boys still like to hear that story?

    • Zakiah says:

      Yes they do. Noah and Davis both remember it well enough.
      I know, how sad about xanga. But do you know Dian, the posts I blog on WP, are getting into the archives of Xanga. That is so unusual in my opinion. But I am glad they are doing that.

  5. What a great story. KIds are way to smart. 😉

  6. Every child is different! HA! 😀 You didn’t fool him! 😉
    What a great memory your grand-princes can tell their grandchildren some day! 🙂

    As a young adult, my youngest kiddo told me she kept her 🎅 -belief going long after she had learned “the 🎅 truth” from some kids at her elementary school. She said she kept it going for my sake. She really believed that I still believed in 🎅and she didn’t want to ruin it for me. I told her, “Hey, I STILL believe in 🎅!!!” And I do!

  7. Oh wow, what a touching story!

    I had forgotten about the daily question on Xanga.

    • Zakiah says:

      Thank you Matt. I truly like going to the daily questions and reading them again. Some of the BS I have spewed there, is embarrassing.

  8. I am sorry to have missed some of your posts , Zakiah. I am somewhat disturbed by my stay at the hospital all two days.
    I imagine your joy and the parents ‘ one with Noah . About Davis it was a bit deceiving but this is a normal evolution.
    Love ❤

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