Domestic Week

Nothing really exciting to record from this week. The weather turned cold again and even snowed, so Isa and I spent most of the days inside and at doctor appointments. He has had fluid in his ears for some time now and is scheduled for tubes in a few weeks. Please make du’a for him.

While I was home, I managed to catch up on some much needed house cleaning, baking and paperwork. I prepared some healthy snacks to the children to eat as an after school snack.

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Baked bananas and pecans

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Amish style baked oatmeal, apples, raisins, and pecans

I also filled out the summer enrichment paperwork for the girls. Hawwa, Siddiqah, and Jennah are signed up for art enrichment classes as well as STEM classes over the summer. The classes will last about a month over the summer. I inquired about remedial reading and math for Jennah but was told that she doesn’t qualify. Hannah and Jamilah are signed up for the Summer Fun Academy at the technical center. This is the same program Hannah enrolled in a couple of summers ago. As for Yahya, we are going to help him look for a summer job. There are a few places that I have in mind for him to apply that are halal and will hire teenagers, insha Allah. He needs his own spending money as well as experience in money management. His years being supported financially at home are drawing close to their end.

I am glad I was able to get much of these chores completed this past week as next week Isa and I have plans outside, insha Allah. I have signed us up for some parent/toddler classes this spring. This will be a first for me as I always had another child or so in tow so we could never participate in these type of classes. I am feeling really excited. Also, hopefully Isa and I will be able to visit the botanical gardens next week.  We rejoined two months ago and have not yet been able to visit due to the weather. I am anxiously awaiting that experience with just the two us as well. Loving this one on one time with him. It would be nice to spend more one on one time with the rest of them as well, insha Allah.

4 responses to “Domestic Week

  1. anonymousmuslimah

    Assalamo alaikum,

    Yes I’m totally hearing you about the one on one time. I try once a week to get this opportunity with mine and subhanAllah it feels like knowing a new person in their right, rather than as part of a sibling unit.

    • As salaam alaikum ummsalam,

      It is great that you have started to set aside that time. I know most of the fights and bickering here have to do with jealousy and wanting my attention.

  2. Walaykumsalaam,
    When its just me and Faris I enjoy it, but I feel bad for him at the same time….I can’t get away from the feeling that children should be in pairs..
    One of my sons would love a little job, but we have no idea how to get one!

    • As salaam alaikum ummrashid,

      I understand. He has become very attached to be though.

      Some of the jobs that I had growing up included a food prep at a restaurant, a cashier at a grocery store and a hardware store, a lifeguard, a day camp counselor, a babysitter, and a phlebotomist. We might try a hardware store for Yahya. Last time I was there they said they hire teens 14 and up with a worker’s permit.

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