Relaxed week

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I had no intention of having a relaxed week this week especially after having a week off formal work around eid time. But we had a relaxed week in terms of formal home ed but alhamdulillah it was a great week mashaAllah.

We visited two different home ed families. Both of whom have kids the same age as my own. So the kids enjoyed socialising mashaAllah and I enjoyed some good adult company!

The kids went to the natural history museum and the science museum. It was jam packed due to half term. But they enjoyed it nonetheless.

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We visited crystal palace Park where they have huge sculptures of dinosaurs. Kids enjoyed some time on their scooters and the boys just loved the dinosaurs.

At home quran hasn’t stopped alhamdulillah. And this week has very much been a ‘do what you like’ week with no planning from me.

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Chocolate hummingbird bakery book cupcakes with chocolate frosting made by R.

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A few weeks ago at our Wednesday home ed group the girls were taught to do henna. This week R has been trying it on herself.

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R has got into glass painting.

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The boys made this from the montessori number rods.

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As you know Zuzu is forever making things from card, bottles. .. pretty much anything he can get his hands on. Zuzu and Y made these helicopters from a bottle, tissue paper, and sticks.

There’s been lots of playing. Role play is constant in our home. I lose track of what role play games they play.

Boys went swimming. Sadly the week didn’t end on a great note… on Saturday I was taking R and baby S to our local muslim swim and as I was about to cross the road a man came out of nowhere and grabbed my head and neck and attempted to steal my phone. I screamed and R was shaking uncontrollably. It was very scary and we are both still quite shaken. Alhamdulillah my scream scared him off but it was a good lesson for me to not speak on the phone in public. Alhamdulillah Allah protected us from far worse. It initiated a lot of discussion with R who couldn’t understand why the man did what he did. We spoke about qadr and there being good in every situation for the believer. .. that Allah was teaching us something.

I’m looking forward to getting back to a bit of formal work this coming week inshaAllah. Hope you all had a good week.

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14 responses »

  1. subhanallah! How scary! In glad your ok alhamdulilah. My friend got her phone and bag stolen when she was walking with her pram not that long ago. Some people are beyond words. On a lighter note. Me and my kids love the science museum even i run around like a lil kid on the launch pad. Again im glad your ok x

  2. SubhanAllah! That must have been really terrifying for you & R. This is a wake up call for me because when I’m out and about, I just chat on with my phone in my hijab. Alhamdulilah, you weren’t physically hurt. May Allah keep us safe wherever we are.

  3. SubhanAllah! I am very glad you were not seriously physically hurt. It must have been so frightening for you both. InshAllah you will recover from the awful shock. The person who did this has lost his way and may also have a difficult life. May Allah guide him and help him.

  4. And your title was ‘Relaxed Week’! Alhamdulilah you and the girls are safe, May Allah protect us all inshallah. Jazhakhallah for your advice previously and it still amazes me how much you do in a week mashallah, take care x

  5. As salaamu alaykum,

    Subhanallaah how awful. May Allaah protect you and your family aameen.

    We are about to work on a dinosaur project so InshaaAllaah a trip to that park will be great. Have you seen the free resources available from iChild. Just visit the iChild website and follow the royal mail link and you can print loads of resources maashaaAllaah.

  6. Assalamu alaikum sis. Alhamdulillah you and R are ok. Seriously amaze me how much you do as a home ed ma shaa Allah. Already mention to you previously I am new to home school. You mention above kids socialising with their own age. I am finding it very difficult to find kids to socialise with my daughters. I don’t know how to explain. Basically you have homeschoolers in your area already settled with other homeschoolers, sometimes it is very difficult for someone like me to start hanging around with them. Everyone settled in their own way and with their friends. Ma shaa Allah all the sisters advise you so well. Now I take my kids to lot of activities because they are complaining about socialising, but problem is you don’t interact much during activities such as swimming and horse riding. Sorry for long message. I have to say following your blog and communicating with you helps me a lot. Jazakallah khair

    • Walaikum assalam
      I see what you’re saying. You’re right it’s not easy. I think the first step is to choose some children your daughters like and take that first step yourself and invite them over. Then take it from there inshaAllah. I’ve realised that I can’t hang around waiting. ..I need to initiate things myself if that makes sense. May Allah make it easy for you. Ameen.

  7. asalamualaikum.so sad to hear that sis.may Allah swt protect u n ur family and and all our families.Alhamdulullah u r all safe.and like u said its a reminder for us all not to use our phones in public.May Allah swt make it easy for all.tc wslm

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