The days are turning into weeks, and the weeks are turning into months. Now that the initial anxiety of Iman starting primary school has more or less gone away, Mama is left wondering what I am meant to be doing next. Of course I have been putting effort into my work - HypnoBirthing classes and accompanying mothers in their births. The business is slightly waning (i.e. slowing down) There are fewer people asking for my classes. I am hoping this is just a phase. The truth is though, I have been doing this for the past 6 years. Alhamdulillah I love my job. I wonder often though, if it is enough to pull us through in the next few years. Alhamdulillah I make enough to make ends meet (just cover my cost of living). However, the cost of living is going up , and things are getting more and more expensive. For example petrol - which I use much more now since I send Iman and fetch her from school everyday. Allahulmusta'an (Allah alone do we ask for help).
Anyway, alhamdulillah the last few weeks have been quite uneventful. Sarah you had your sports day, so you have been occupied with that. I'm glad that you love sports. It doesn't matter that you did not participate in any of the athletic events; what matters is that you loved to take part in them when they were doing try-outs (when everyone was participating). Sports is really important. It helps us to release our "feel-good/ happy hormones" (endorphins) that make us feel good; not only that, we learn the value of team work in team sports. Now that your sports day is over, I foresee that you will have a lot of homework from now. I am bracing myself for that. Alhamdulillah we bought an English-BM dictionary, which hopefully will help us in your BM work.
Iman you had Reading/Book Week last week. You enjoyed it, because it was full of activities. You watched the movie "Cat in the Hat" & "The Lorax" at school. I am glad your school is trying to make things more fun for you. Last Friday you had a Book Parade, but Mama forgot all about it, and forgot to dress you up in your favourite book!! :( Sorry... there was not discussion about it at all in the mothers' whatsapp group :( I promise to be more up-to-date with your school stuff... It looked like a lot of fun because your school friends came dressed up as their favourite books/ characters.. inshaAllah we'll do something next year. biiznillah.
I saw my counsellor week after last. We thought it would be good to see your principal, Iman, to make a special request to create a space for Sarah in Grade 4. I hope it works. Will be working on that soon inshaAllah.
Ramadan is less than a month away. I'm preparing for the changes we will be going through inshaAllah. It seems like just last month we had Ramadan last year!! Time flies so fast. Iman will be "fasting" or trying to during school hours. I'm just trying to work out sleeping and waking times. May Allah make it easy for all of us. Ameen :)