This Time of Year

I find there is always a lull this time of year. Things slow down for us due to it being the Christmas season. There just isn’t much going on.

Nevertheless, the girls and Isa visited my parents last week. They always enjoy their visit as my parents take them to the animal farm, pony farm, and the local state park. They also had the opportunity to feed the neighbor’s horses carrots which was lots of fun.

Yahya stayed with a school friend while they were there and now it is his turn to stay with my parents until the end of the week. My mother is helping him finish up the essay portion of the application to the specialty centers. She is the one who taught me everything I know about writing!

Not much more going on here until the restart of school next week.  I prefer the schedule. Looking forward to next week.

4 responses to “This Time of Year

  1. Assalamualaykum,
    It is usually very slow for us too. This year we have managed to keep a little busier, alhamdulillah. i’m also looking forward to getting back to routine, inshAllah.

  2. anonymousmuslimah

    Assalamo alaikum,

    That looks like a great experience for them mashaAllah. InshaAllah they will treasure this time.

    We have the opposite problem here, the visitors are coming in hoards! Those with school aged children usually take the holidays as a chance to visit. It is really nice to see them but the sorting/organizing that I done is back to square one and I need to start again!

    • Wa alaikum as salaam ummsalam,

      They always love visiting my parents in the county. On the other hand, I couldn’t wait to move away because it was so boring there.

      I guess the girls don’t have many friends because they were homeschooled. Or maybe it is because we just aren’t close with many families. We have always just kinda done our own thing and don’t really fit in with any group within our community. The few other Muslims that they want to get together with live far away.

      In contrast, it seems like Yahya is always gone visiting his school friends (3 out of 9 of his classmates are Muslims) or playing basketball at the Y. He is quite outgoing and is very extrovereted. I have seen very little of him over the last two weeks which works out better in terms of family dynamics anyway.

      I think it is different for boys. We are probably more cautious with the girls. Plus, they have each other.

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