Thursday, September 4, 2008

Ramadan Mubarak!

Well, it's the 5th day of the holy month of Ramadan. For those of you who are not
familiar with Islam, it is the month of fasting, in celebration/honor of the time when
the Holy Quran was revealed to the Prophet Muhammad (Peace be upon him.) We
fast from all food, drink, smoking, sexual relations and fighting/arguing/bad words, etc. (which of course is supposed to be avoided all of the time anyway) from dawn until sunset. This year Ramadan started while the weather is still pretty hot, so it's not easy to go without water like it was in the wintertime.

Anyway, we're all fasting this year. (Even Aiman, age 7.) The kids are so cute encouraging each other and even teasing those who don't fast. They make it so competitive and call each other FATIR (means breaker of fast) if they give in to them-
selves. At any rate, they're all doing quite well.

School here starts 21 September. I almost have everything readyto go. Just missing the backpacks and school supplies and maybe a new jumper for Samiya, although she'd rather just wear pants. I know this is more a "newsy" and boring blog entry but I can't be real creative before 5 am (at least not without SOME sleep). Hopefully I'll
get some creative juices flowing soon AND be able to beat the kids back off the keyboard in order to get it all down soon.

More sooner or later..............the woman who STILL can't get her (#&*($#*ing camera to download it's pictures!


Monika said...

Glad to get an update no matter how "newsy" it is. Give the kids a big kiss from me....and tell them their Aunt Beep prefers "Fatir-Head"....

Love you!

Monika said...

BTW, Liam and Molly have just figured out that they can call each other pretty much ANY WORD with -head after it and it is funny. Toilethead. Bootyhead. Sinkhead. Lumphead. Fiddlehead. Sometimes is is so hard to be the parent ("No name calling!") and not the 8th-grade-sense-of-humor-self ("AHAHAHAHAHHAHAHA...LUMPHEAD! THAT'S A GOOD ONE!"). Figure out your freakin' camera, you Fiddlehead!