Tuesday, January 3, 2017

Bahim @bigboyschool

Dear Bahim,

I just reached my office after sending you off to your new school.. your first day at the big boy school.

When we had to go to cheche's school to fetch her home from school, you have always roamed the school area. Starting today, you get to actually be there. :-)

Mi-mi pray that you will forever enjoy your school with your cheche, new friends and new teachers. Make friends and explore the new environment Bahim.

All the best to you.
Mi-mi loves you.

Sunday, December 25, 2016

To the moon~

We were on the road from Malacca. It had passed Maghrib and the sky was pouring. Tia was lying down while resting her head on my lap looking outside the car window.

Out of a sudden, Tia sat down, looked at me and asked, "Where's the moon?"

Wanting to make her go to sleep, I answered, "The moon is sleeping Tia. That's why you can't see it."

She looked outside again, and asked the same question again, "Where's the moon?"

For the second time I answered, "The moon is sleeping."

Tia: No mi-mi! Moon cannot sleep.
Me: (I laughed) Then.. why can't you see the moon?
Tia: ...

Tia: Because it is raining!
Me: (smiling) Yes Tia. But why when it is raining you cannot see the moon? (my turn to ask the question)
Bahim: Because when it's raining, the clouds cover the moon. The moon is behind the clouds.
Me: Why there must be clouds when it is raining?
Jia: It is because, the clouds bring the rain. If there is no cloud, then there's no rain.

May Allah bless the three of you forever more! Muahx!

Monday, November 14, 2016

6 for Bahim!

It is that special time of the year again for you Bahim.. happy birthday my big boy soleh! You are finally 6 which means, now you get to play the Minecraft ‘lego’ stuff without having to worry about those guilt around your shoulder anymore (note to readers: the packaging says for 6+). Hihihi

Being 6 mark a beginning of a different chapter for you Bahim! Believe it or not, you are going to a big boy school already! Joining your best friend, cheche, insyaAllah. Hihi.. 

So, another year has passed. You have been fantastic.. just as how any growing boys should be I guess i.e. laughing, climbing, crying, smiling, jumping, merajuk-ing, running, falling..  LOL! Full of colours!

You are always excited to talk about Minecraft, PvZ or Boboiboy with your cheche. You have now convert from Angry Bird to the mentioned three. At one time, we have close to 50 choki-choki at home because you and cheche were crazy collecting the Boboboy AR card #pengsanummi. Guess what I had to do? I did what any mom would do - say no more to buying choki-choki. Not until all the choki-choki has finished. But my actions prove to be wrong and unwise. You, cheche and Tia worked as a team to finish the choki-choki. Adeh~ #pengsanummi 

Teacher Shima once told me that you used to sit and play all by yourself and that you would talk to yourself. Hihi.. I guess you forgot to mention to Teacher Shima about your many imaginary friends. I used to talk to myself but I didn't remember having any imaginary friends. It was funny when you were tricking cheche telling her that your imaginary friends were still in the room when she was about to get ready for school. Hihi! Being a good cheche, your cheche would then pretend to chase away all your imaginary friends and scolding them not to enter the room. 

Hmm... The biggest changes in you Bahim that I witnessed this year was to see you becoming more of MY handy helper. You would without having me to instruct you to do would wash the dishes that I usually left out in the sink to pile up (oppss.. bocor rahsia~), you would help to sort the laundry before folding your own clothes, you would help me to arrange the shoes every time, you would also help me to remove Tia’s dirty clothes into the laundry basket when we reached home from school and hang her towel for the next day.. thank you Bahim. Mi-mi pray that you would continue to become a handy helper. You are going to make Mi-mi proud and your future wife one happy wife insyaAllah. Hihihi ;-)
Mama Yana sent this after we returned from Penang~ You have been helping out to make the shoes when we were there
Thank you Bahim for letting Tia win every morning.. letting her to press the lift button. This would stop her from her morning tantrum. LOL. Thank you also for letting Tia to reach the gate first every evening. She was just like you when you were at her age. You too have always wanted to be the first. Hihi..

Mi-mi pray that you will continue to be blessed and that one day you would grow into a great Qawwamun - one of the protectors and maintainers. Mi-mi love you Bahim!

Wednesday, November 9, 2016

Yaby's two cents ~ No. 5

Three things destroy, and three things save.

As for the three things that destroy, they are: 
- greediness that is obeyed
- desires that are followed
- self-conceited and proud of ownself

As for the three things that save, they are: 
- fear of God in secret and public
- moderation in poverty and richness
- fairness in anger and pleasure

Tuesday, November 8, 2016

My Comfort Zone~

I was walking with a colleague the other day and we were talking about our growing kids. She mentioned how much she going to miss seeing her youngest son in the 'baby' form i.e. all grown up now. Then came her next sentence, which came to me as a good daily reminder.. She said, "Amy, enjoy the moment while it lasts". From her smile, I could only picture what's rolling in her mind at that moment. :-)

I agree with her statement a 100%. And it is in my opinion that as a parent, it is good to be reminded on this point over and over again.

Kids will always be kids. We can't deny that fact. My kids are no different than any other kids. Some times they would listen to you.. other times they simply decided to put your patience to the test. Yup.. you got that right. Some times, when my days are good.. I would just let it pass.. other times, they can be sure to hear my angry voice echoes at the four corners of the wall. LOL

So why am I sharing this.. right now? This soooo early in the morning? Well.. I was awaken by some noise.. and my sleep was interupted. As I tried to put myself to sleep again, I watched my little Tia sleeping soundly next to me. I caught her small hands and she gripped my fingers in her sleep.

It was at that moment.. I felt a comfort in my heart. I realised that I needed my kids more than they needed me. They made me happy without them realising it.. Alhamdulillah.. All praise is to Allah.. May Allah bless you more my dear Jia, Bahim and Tia.

As for me.. I pray that I will continue to be grateful and be more grateful for all the granted blessings.. especially to the good things that I may have taken for granted. Amiin