Adam's mom, Leslie, came for a visit this past weekend, and I don't know who had more fun: Grandma or Kamal.
They're truly kindred spirits. Kamal, who does say "Dada!" when he sees Adam and sometimes "Mama!" when he sees me--although both of those words mean lots of other things too--started hollering "Aya!" when he saw Leslie. He would reach for her to hold him just like he reaches to Adam and me, beam when she entered the room, babble at her eagerly and unshyly. His typical reserve with people was all out the window; you can just tell he knows she's family.
I am so happy that these two have each other.