At the weekend, the girls and I went out to visit a sister who had just had a baby.
After we left, I took R out for a hot chocolate and we had ‘the chat’ about periods and puberty. I have been planning to do this for some time and am so glad I did it when I did.
She is slowly showing signs of change and I just felt it was the right time. MashaAllah she was very mature about it and asked lots of questions.
Am so glad she didn’t hear about it from anyone else aside from me. I tried to emphasise that she is slowly moving towards more changes and that she isn’t accountable at the moment but will be accountable one day and so needs to start implementing some changes – ready for when the angels begin writing down her deeds.
I’m not too eager for her to become baligh – I want her to remain young and accountable for as long as possible inshaAllah…but if she follows me, it could be very soon as I was 9 years old!