There are moments…
1- When you’re watching your favourite cartoon but he thinks it’s scary, and you train him to ‘conquer his fears’, suddenly he’d rather hug its toy than you!
2- When you’re joining him in his first daaays of nursery,staying with him in class like an oversized toddler, bored to bits with wasting your precious time.
3- When you’re waiting at the nursery door eavesdropping at his heartbreaking cries, too busy absent minded to do anything with your new found time.
4- When you’re going out on a fine sunny day in the park, but rush back home after a tantrum over pebbles… Yes… pebbles!
5- When you’re not quite sure if he’s picking up your reading, then as soon as you pick up the Quran he says Ameeeeen.
6- When you’re excused during your (ehm) off days, and he voluntarily hands your prayer dress “Sally Mama” … embarrassing
7- When you’re complaining about how naughty he’s been and he comes up with open arms “Huuuug”
8- When you’re cheering and clapping with genuine excitement for a single success of “potty please Mama” knowing that it’s not a triumph yet, an “accident” is just around the corner, around 2 o’clock.
9- When you’re out in the shops and he decides to nap in the stroller, you’re almost shushing everyone in sight. Sleep tight.
10- When you’re sorting out your priorities to his likes and dislikes, but still selfishly silly fighting with a two year old over the last cookie.
Just as there are baby breakthroughs, there are your very own mummy milestones when you’re tried and tested, learning more than you teach and practising more than you preach… With all their ups and downs you wouldn’t and shouldn’t trade them for the world.
“رَبَّنَا هَبْ لَنَا مِنْ أَزْوَاجِنَا وَذُرِّيَّاتِنَا قُرَّةَ أَعْيُنٍ وَاجْعَلْنَا لِلْمُتَّقِينَ إِمَامًا”
“Our Lord, grant us from among our wives and offspring comfort to our eyes and make us an example for the righteous.”