Since becoming a mother, I have acquired a skill akin to a super power. It is a skill I have improved with time and I am most proud of.
If you’re a parent, you will know that nap times are the holy grail of a parent’s sanity. It is a time, whether it be an hour or four, when you can function as an individual in whatever way you wish. Just imagine! A truly treasured time, which can be short lived if any of these rivals decide to show up, and my oh my what horrors they are for parents is simply indescribable. Continue reading
I have had a love affair with Henna since as long as I can remember. Henna, or Mhendi, is a gorgeous natural paste that allows us ladies to adorn ourselves with temporary tattoos, ones that are artistically imprinted on the skin with swirls and petal shaped motifs. What’s not to love about that?!
But he’s my baby. He always will be. Baby Z is a year and 2 months old. That’s 14 months! He has been walking since he was 11 months old. However, social norm states that since he is now “toddling” or walking, he should be referred to as a toddler. Just as a child is referred to as a teenager once he/she turns 13 (and begins swinging moods and doors). Continue reading
Alhumdulillah means “All Praise is due to God” and are the words uttered by a Muslim when he/she is expressing gratitude to Allah. I find myself saying this numerous times a day and this post is a collection of moments when I have said Alhumdulillah during the past month.
I think documenting my gratitude in a list will make me appreciate what I have, and also will be a great thing to look back to. I hope to do this on a monthly basis, so hopefully you will be seeing a lot more of what I am thankful for!
Things I said Alhumdulillah for in June: Continue reading
When your Mummy is feeling ill, follow the protocol below.
1) Wake up bright and early. You let her have a lie in yesterday, didn’t you? Also, maybe sleep at about 9 am, just to wake up 10 minutes later, with tears galore. That will really mess with her head.
2) When Mummy has her head in a plastic bag, ready to empty the contents of her poorly stomach, yank her hair and laugh hysterically. Don’t worry, she doesn’t have the energy to retaliate.
3) Refuse to be fed by Daddy. Then demand he only feeds you with a spoon, and then a few minutes later only with his hands.
4) Keep nap times short. There is a lot of work to be done!
5) Even though bath time is your favourite, today cry when you get put in the bath tub. Just because. Throw your toothbrush out of the bath for extra stroppiness points.
6) Throw toys out of the cot and all sanitary pads from Mummy’s drawers. Chew on those juicy slippers too! She will not be quick enough to catch you today.
7) Give Mummy extra cuddles at night time, play cute and laugh lots, so she forgives you for testing her throughout the day.
8) Repeat all the above tomorrow.
Are there any additions to this protocol that your child wishes to add to this list? Feel free to mention it in the comments section below!