I saw snow for the first time when I was about 17/18 years old and the excitement I felt was unreal! I was super happy and over the moon. Of course my friends thought that was hilarious seeing me jumping up and down with joy at the sight of real snow! I was adamant about my kids experiencing the same thing I did, but not as late as I did! 😀
For years I watched and listened to mums pour their hearts out in pain and some with excitement to Back To School season, and I could never relate because my babies were still young! Fast-forward September 2018 when my son was about to start FS1, it was a rollercoaster of emotions. I wasn’t sure how to feel but I knew whatever I felt, my son would sense it and most likely feel the same so I tried to be as calm as possible.
At first it was excitement with Back To School shopping with Adam and getting all his school supplies together. Then as we got closer, the nerves started kicking in. What do I pack in his lunch box? What do I do to make it easier for him? Will he love it? Will he hate it? Trust me when I tell you I had a few sleepless nights trying to answer myself.
I am normally the type that panics and goes crazy before the kid’s birthdays, trying to get everything organized and done before the day. Then on the day itself, I stress even more trying to make sure nothing goes wrong and the kids have fun. This is SUPER exhausting!!
God knows it’s a struggle keeping the little ones entertained in the summer! Normally it’s parks, backyards and lots of outdoor activities but with the heat, it’s impossible!
I’m always on the look out for new indoor play areas to make the summer fun and not so repetitive. This week we checked out the awesome and newly opened Dig It in The Souk Springs. If your little ones are fans of Bob The Builder or just building & constructing in general, they will absolutely love this place! It’s based on a real life construction site so it is super fun.
I am honestly so emotional at the thought of my son starting school in September inshallah. I am excited but also scared as h*ll!!
This will be the FIRST time ever I leave my son with someone that’s not my mum or husband and I am not sure I like that feeling right now. I am very attached to my kids and of course being a stay at home mum means I am there for them 24/7. The thought of having someone else take care of him for 6 hours a day is scary.
How do you trust them?
Do you ever feel like you just need a break sometimes? As guilty as that thought is.
One of my favorite sayings is by Paulo Coelho “If you think adventure is dangerous try routine, it is lethal” And I think that’s what gets to me the most, the “routine”
I personally HATE that word but somehow found myself and the kids falling into a routine which sometimes drives me absolutely nuts!
I’ve been to countless brunches, and even though they were perfect for adults, they weren’t so kid friendly.
When you’re a mother, you know your choices of where to eat, vacation or even staycation solely depends on if or not it’s kid friendly. Does it make my little ones happy? Do they want to stay forever because they’re having such a great time? Do you get to relax while they play? And if so, it’s the perfect spot!
Is it just me or the minute you become a mother, it’s like you’ve opened yourself up to criticism from every tom, dick and harry? I’ve never received so much advice, suggestion, and insults before. Suddenly every other mother is an expert and has the right to tell you how to raise your kids or question why your son doesn’t go to nursery when he is 2 years old when every other kid does.
I’ve been to a few places around the world before having kids and back then those places seemed like amazing destinations and so much fun. However it’s a completely different ball game when you’re a mother of two planning family vacations. Now our holidays have to be kid friendly which means everything from flight time, hotel location, to restaurants and play areas/parks or kids activities. Of course most importantly the safety and security of our kids.
My kids have a serious obsession with water and bath time is definitely the perfect end to their day. They generally spend 20 – 30 minutes in the tub playing and having fun. It’s also sort of relaxing for us knowing it’s closer to bed time!
We normally just give them a quick wash in the mornings and save the bath time for the evenings, as we noticed it helps them sleep better.