Thursday, September 25, 2008

Almost Syawal

Believe it or not, it has been close to 18 days I carry this "SuperMom" title. 2 & a half week... Hey, that's an achievement! I asked Wardah the other day whether she preferred having my helper around or otherwise. She answered the latter. Well, that was a surprise. I thought she didn't like me bossing her around. She said, she didn't mind helping me & also added that she loved the togetherness. Hmm... I can't agree more Wardah.

Yasmin on the other hand, answered yes & no. A Yes, so that she is free from the chores I instruct & a No because.... ( she took way too long to come out with one & I make the assumption she prefers my helper home.. hehehe).

OK, I'm coping well with Ramadhan without a help. Though how full my hands are I try my best to cook their favourites. My girls like I mentioned in the earlier post do not take rice for breaking fast. I make an appoint to cook various types of pasta for them. Name it from macaroni to fettuccine or simply yellow noodle. However I can't afford to prepare 2 different types for Yasmin & Wardah who do not really share the same taste buds. Luckily they understand. But I make sure I alternate the menu between the 2 girls' favs. Fattuccine today, yellow noodle the next day. So far, no complaints.

Yasmin has not missed a day fasting but Wardah didn't fast for 2 days in a row as she was down with the flu. HB forbade her to fast. Talk about HB, he is not on duty both on the 1st & 2nd of Syawal... Alhamdulillah. Since our marriage, there was only once he was on duty on the 1st day of Aidilfitri. He had to operate the earliest flight to Kota Kinabalu at 4am (as if there was no non-Muslim to operate such early flight...) His duty ended before 7am & guess what he did? He flew back to KL. That year the girls & I fetched him up at the airport. Later in the evening he flew back to KK.

Back to my girls, early Ramadhan they prepared this countdown calender to Syawal. Every single day after breaking fast one of them will cross out a date. I never did bother about this calender until recently when I realised that... it's almost Syawal!! Almost Syawal! Now I have to make a checklist for all my 4 girls & of course HB too. Hmm....

Notice the calender? That for your information is not a notice board but my refrigerator... I am a fridge magnet freak. Hahaha!



OK, here is a closer shot. See it?



The countdown calender

17 comments:

Ezza Aziz said...

Ja
akak ni ada 8 anak,tak pernah ada helper pun. Semua kena buat sendiri,tapi akak makesure semua anak ada duty masing masing. Yang sulung tu lelaki,masa adik2 dia kecik2,akak ajar dia sidai kain,sapu rumah,tolong jaga adik . Semua dia buat sampai la sekarang. Sama lah dengan arwah tu tapi dia ni liat sikit. Kena sound selalu..lepas tu adik adik yang lain ikut cara abang2 dia sampai la sekarang ni. Cuma yang no 7 dan bongsu ni kurang la sikit sebab ada kakak nya membuat semua perkara. Penat memang penat tapi seronok tgk mereka tolong menolong ni..
Suami akak,kalau dia ada masa dia tolong,biasa la tu,typical malay jurrasic man..hahaha
Akak tak pakai kelender macam tu,semua main kelender kuda jer...
Selamat Hari Raya Maaf zahir Batin

papa said...

notice the picture of me with the red background? yasmin did it.... :) she drew the beach sceneries too. wardah drew the abstract....cool stuff!!

p/s: sorry, out of topic...hehehe. indeed, ja takes care of the house superbly!! thank you baby.

Fatin said...

TO: Yasmin,Wardah, Balqis and Nadeen ( including aunty and uncle )
Selamat Hari Puasa ! ;)

()_()
('.')
"( )"
o-o by Fatin , Nurin , Adam

Oldstock said...

Salam SuperMom :-)

Wishing you and your family a Happy Aidilfitri.

leen said...

ja,
best la you, mir ada time raya :-). jemputlah ke seri putra. last time you were here, nadeen belum ada kan?

anyway selamat hari raya, maaf zahir batin. have a blast and blessed raya.

jabishah said...

Hi Kak Ezza,

Tu lah kak, kitorg ni dah naik lemak.. manja. Helper tu dah jadi tempat bergantung pulak. Mmg seronok tgk adik beradik faham tangungjawap masing2. Skarang ni pun tgk Yasmin & wardah even Balqis pun dah pandai tgk2kan Nadeen. Sejuk hati tgk. Tapi kak, saya nak juga helper saya balik... hahaha! Kak Ezza memang hebat!

Selamat Hari Raya Maaf Zahir Batin

jabishah said...

Hello papa,
Yes, if am not mistaken Yasmin was 5 when she drew that pic of you. They sure inherit your talent in art. Klu mama diorg pandai draw org lidi je...;-)
Superbly? Wowww... am flattered. It's the love for our family that makes me going. So far so good kan. But I still need a helper! Hehehe...

jabishah said...

Hi fatin,

Selamat Hari Raya to everyone too. Maaf Zahir Batin. Dtg raya rumah before going back to Abu Dhabi tau...

jabishah said...

Hi there oldstock,

Same goes to you. Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir Batin

jabishah said...

Hi leen,

Mestilah best Mir off raya. 1st & 2nd lagi. Mlm raya pun off... But after that he will be away for 5 days. Kena rain check nak pergi Seri Putra ni. Salam to your parents. Wish Selamat Hari Raya, Maaf Zahir Batin for me k.

MrsNordin said...

I felt the same way too when my maid balik kampung last year. Letih sikit, but the family is happy doing things/chores together. But like it or not, we need the maid to look after the house and kids when we are not at home. Kalau tidak, kita tak boleh bergerak ke mana lah, especially kalau ada small babies like Nadeen.

Btw, where did you get the Elmo fridge magnet? I'd like to buy one.

Ezza Aziz said...

Ja,
Im not that 'hebat' tau. coz sometimes akak jadi 'tarzan' dan almost all the time jadi rimau...hahahaha

jabishah said...

Hi Mrs. N,
I can't agree more. Without a helper, kaki tu tak lah boleh panjang sangat.. ;-)
Nizzar suka sesame street characters kan? Well, I got to buy that by pure luck at Toysrus like 8 yrs ago when Yasmin was still a baby. That was the last piece anyway...
Selamat Hari Raya!

jabishah said...

Kak Ezza,
OKlah tu.. kita sama2 hebat sbb Ja mmg terror jadi tarzan & rimau. Hahaha!
ps-ni dkt Teluk Gadong ni but tak leh lari berinternet ;-)nasib mak mertua sporting...

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U.Lee said...

Hello Jabishah, here's wishing you and family SELAMAT HARI RAYA and all best wishes.
Have a wonderful Raya....enjoy the rendang and ketupats.
Best regards and big hug to Nadeen, and Captain, Lee.

jabishah said...

Tx Uncle..