My dear friends, readers, and family, your response to Jenin’s incident has left me in awe of your compassion. Thank you for each and every prayer and all your warm words. Thank you for the personal messages, comments, personal visits, and hugs (especially the hugs). I am grateful for the experience and the lessons I learned from it. I pray that God protects your family and loved ones. I pray that God is there for you in your times of need. I pray that you remember and appreciate your blessings during good times and not before it’s too late. I love you
guys gals, I really do!
So yes, near death experience, yada, yada, yada… Jenin started first grade!! My little girl is officially a big girl. Crazy, I tell you. She just keeps getting older and older and there’s nothing I can do about it. It feels like a hundred years ago she was a baby. Except of course that’s not true since she’s only 5. 5 and a half, if you ask her. At what age do we stop adding “and a half”? I’m yet to catch myself telling someone I’m “29 and a half”.
Maysoon is home with me all day. I’ve begun dipping into my Pinterest boards to pull ideas to keep her busy. I just stick with one project a day until I can better plan something out in a more thought out way. I enjoy her conversations about twirly skirts and sudden bursts of “look Mama, I’m flying like Stellaluna”. She could lay off of reminding me about my lack of workouts, though. She still remembers most of the moves and probably executes them with better form than me.
I’m head over heels for Baby Z. Something about the third baby, man. They’re like the perfect experience. You know what you’re doing and you know how quickly they grow up (see paragraph one) so you’re taking in every single possible minute of cuteness. Her chubby cheeks make my heart melt. She’s a total stoic though. It’s nuts. The girl does not laugh at all. Maybe I’m just not that funny. Nah, that can’t be it. I’m hilarious.
I’ve got posts and posts lined up to, um, post. A bunch of Eid stuff that will still be relevant for the upcoming Eid. I’m even going to begin guest posting for my sis Iman while she guest posts here! More on that soon. (I swear Iman, I’m getting to it!) I’ve gotten around to even making some crafts. I’m even going to throw in some tidbits of the girls’ room redo that I’m in the middle of. Maybe even some giveaways. Oy, I have a ton of things in the works.
Girl Scouts has started again. This year I am an official assistant troop leader! So cool! I’ve always wanted to be a Girl Scout growing up. Last year I lived vicariously through Jenin as a Daisy. Now I get to be fully involved. So far, so good. God help me when cookie season starts and I become a supplier. Skinny jeans are overrated.
This school year I’m homeroom mom again. Again, I’m so excited to be able to be involved at school. So any fun class projects will find their way here, I hope. My years in elementary school were my favorite times, so this is sort of like going through that again. Minus the crooked glasses and unfinished homework.
And there you have it.