If you have a Lebanese teta (grandmother), you're quite a lucky person. From remembering the smallest of details about you to caring too much, she adds a magical sparkle in your life!
Here are 7 things about your Lebanese teta!
#1 Her food is out of this world
She never took cooking classes and does not follow a recipe, yet, she is the best cook you know!
#2 Never refuse to eat her food
Even if you feel full and your stomach cannot handle one more bite, you won't say no when your granny offers you food because you know you'll break her precious heart if you say no.
#3 She disappoints you sometimes
#4 There are no rules at her place
Her house is a free zone! Things that are not allowed at your place are allowed at hers. And when your parents tell you to behave yourself, your teta will tell her that we're just kids and that we're not bothering her.
#5 She's a crochet enthusiast
Her house is made of crochet. You can find crochet everywhere: on the TV set, on the dining table, on lamps...
#6 She always reminds you that her generation was healthier
According to her, you're too young to have a headache. Diseases have some sort of an age limit. Our lifestyle is the leading factor that negatively impacts our health. Back in her days, the food was healthier, kids used to play outside all the time, and people did not use Dettol.
#7 Her friends know all the positive things about you
She is so proud of you that she always talks about you in front of her friends. You're just a little perfect munchkin that makes teta proud!
#8 She misses old Beirut.
She always talks about how safer Beirut was before. Roads were more organized, everything was cheaper, and people were happier. Of course, she misses the days when Beirut had a tramway.