Eid was a very quiet one this year. We made ghusl (full bath), got dressed and headed off to our local masjid for the first eid prayer. Returned home and ate breakfast (as is the sunnah for eid ul adha – to eat after the eid prayer) and then I collapsed on the sofa out of pure exhaustion and fell into a deep sleep. I don’t sleep in the day and so this really meant that my body and mind was telling me to take it easy.
I thought we would start our HE back today, but yesterday was at an eid event all day in East London which I co-hosted and am completely and utterly exhausted!! It was nice seeing all the old sisters of R2R, a dawah organisation I used to work for. And I was truly honoured when they asked me to come back and host the event. But, I really need to take it easy. So, decided to have a week’s break from formal HE. Anyway, there are a few eid parties this week, so that should be nice, although, at the moment I don’t feel like I have the energy to even drive anywhere. Need to listen to my body.
Anyway, today I spent counting how many lessons in each subject R needs to complete by July so that year 1/grade 1 stuff is completed (this includes the one month break after baby is born inshaAllah. Also, tidied up our resources and arts and crafts stuff are now neatly organised.
All of Z’s toys are now in an out of reach cupboard and I took the advice of a few friends and am going to alternate toys so that they seem new after being out of sight.
Have also decided to make a reading box for R. This would include what I would like her to read on a weekly basis. She is then free to choose when she reads them as long as she completes the books by the end of the week. She is reading more and more mashaAllah and takes a book off the shelf herself. I just want to keep it going and push her a little further inshaAllah. A sister told me about an Islamic reading program with levelled readers who had a special offer on. And so I bought the Eeman Reading Series. Got over 50 books at a very very very good deal. The deal isn’t on the website, so if you are interested in getting the deal, maybe I could speak to the brother and see if he can offer the deal to more sisters inshaAllah. R loves them! The different levels are colour coded, and so she takes off the entire ‘yellow’ set and reads through all of them at one time mashaAllah. These readers are colourful, have interesting stories and most importantly teach good Islamic morals. I would definitely recommend them. I think you could probably get the series at the same reduced price. Visit www.olivebooks.info
Have adjusted a few things with regards to our timetable, but more about that at a later date inshaAllah.