raya 2018

June 19, 2018 • 17 comments • 23549 views

Just one of those quiet nights. Fadza is out watching football with his friends at mamak shop (it’s World Cup season now, wife needs to be understanding #rolleyes) and the kids are fast asleep so I’m just at home enjoying my me time with my laptop.

Selamat Hari Raya and Maaf Zahir Batin, guys!! Hope your Raya has been amazing and you’ve been enjoying the long break. I know I have! First day was the usual – both sides’ houses and conk by evening so tired from all the visits and well, lemang.

Second day, we went to Fadza’s kampung in Negeri Sembilan which involved a butt-numbing road trip and Daniel peeing in a bottle in the car in the middle of the traffic jam (I should’ve taken a photo haha).

Third day involved us celebrating Father’s Day in the morning and then going to the office, believe it or not – we had a boxing day sale on FV and there were too many emails that we had to come in and help clear them (don’t worry, was a lot of fun with the other volunteers from the team). Fourth day is today – the afternoon involved us having a meeting with the Council of Eminent Person which was just super cool and the rest of the day was spent with the kids at Toysrus and the ice cream shop, grocery shopping and we had friends over for steak for dinner.

It has been a nice few days of a bit of work and a lot of family.

Spending time with the kids is always fun. The more time we spend with them, the more I discover so much cuteness and cheekiness. They’re growing up so fast that it’s just so heartwarming to see that they always have each other. A way to relieve yourself of working mom guilt? Have another baby, seriously! When your kids have each other, it’s just so fun to watch them become the best of friends and at times, the fighting partner too haha. Daniel and Mariam’s relationship is super volatile it’s so funny – one second laughing, the next second pushing each other over a toy, then laughing because one of them farted. It’s just hilarious to watch them.

In the car, they were on such a sugar high after today’s ice cream session that they were making so much noise in the car. I looked at them and smiled, I didn’t mind the noise one bit. I turned to Fadza and realised how time flies and after 11 years of knowing this man, these two kids of ours are the products of our love. How blessed we are, Alhamdulillah, and I shall never take this happiness for granted.

I wanted to tell him how I feel, so from the passenger seat I looked at him and said, “We’re so blessed.”

The kids were too noisy so he didn’t hear me.

“What?” He said looking at me from the corner of his eyes.

“We’re so blessed,” I said again, a little louder.

Kids were still too noisy. “WHAT?” Fadza asked again.

“WE ARE SO BLESSED!!!!!” I shouted.

Moment’s gone, thank you.