A Break is Allowed

It is strange, but when we were homeschooling full time, I never really felt like I was allowed/able to take a break. I felt like we had to go on and on for some reason. It is only now that they are off from school that I don’t feel pressured to push, push, push.

So, we kicked off our fun last night at Girl Scouts. My older girls made marbled paper with shaving cream and food coloring. I had my younger girls and Isa try it out in the morning at home. It was very messy!


Today, I am excited for my parents to visit and attend Yahya’s basketball game with me. I really enjoy watching his games. I usually go by myself as my husband stays home with the rest of the children. It is a bit of a break for me. This last week his team played great. The score was 50- 27  and he scored 21 points, maashaa allah.

Before the girls went on break, some of the other Muslims girls gave Hannah and Jamilah small gifts of candy and poems.  I just had to share this acrostic poem that one of girls wrote for Hannah. It made me cry (tears of happiness of course).

So, for the next couple of weeks, we hope to spend some time with friends and family. I also intend to finish knitting a blanket for charity that the girls and I have been working on for over a year. I am only a few squares away.

4 responses to “A Break is Allowed

  1. Assalamualaykum,
    SubhanAllah, I didn’t realise you didn’t take breaks before. My kids do tease me when we take breaks, they say that I must be so sad, missing their work time!
    MaashAllah its nice that Yahya likes you to watch his games. I think my boys would be a bit embarassed if I turned up to watch. I did find it funny hearing that the mother of India’s star cricket player, Sachin Tendulkar, only recently came to watch her son play. It was his final match, before retirement, after years of service and hundreds of matches. Was she the ultimate embarrassing mum, or just not interested???

    • Wa alaikum as salaam ummrashid,

      Well, I always intended to but then I always felt guilty and just kept going

      I recently read tips somewhere about mothers interacting with their sons. One tip that stuck with me was that we should show our sons that we are their number one fans. He doesn’t seem to mind and would really like for both my husband and I to attend. It is just too much for the little ones to sit through and the girls aren’t interested.

      You just never know why people do or don’t do something.

  2. anonymousmuslimah

    Assalamo alaikum,

    I just love that poem mashaAllah.

    I would be turning up at games regardless if he wanted me there or not. I am the shameless embarrassing Mum lol! It means a lot to me, my parents didn’t really have time for these things, so even for minor things I feel I have to be there to show my support/interest.

    • Wa alaikum as salaam, I loved it too! It is so funny because Hannah and Jamilah are so different at school. Hannah is more reserved and quiet and Jamilah is more outgoing and talkative.

      I agree. I don’t care if I embarass him or not. I certainly don’t try to embarass him. He actually gets upset if I miss something he did. I don’t always watch the games like a hawk but chat with the other mothers too.

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