Dear Darling Mahdi,
Happy Birthday to you! It’s been a true joy watching to grow and develop your personality this year.
You are curious, inquisitive, and always open to ideas. I can also see strong leadership qualities in you that i’m sure will only grow with your new role as a big brother.
Unfortunately, you are also flexing some other qualities that scare me. Stubbornness, independence, adventurousness… All these scare me, because i never want you to get hurt. But i guess i need to let you grow up eventually.
We ARE excited that you will soon have your first school day. And i hope you make a ton of friends.
This year you also learnt that not everyone is nice. Some are mean, and born bullies. I pray you stay strong and not let the haters get you down. Always lean on me and ayah for advice and if you are feeling blue.
Any parent of a toddler will tell you that it gets really tough.
They are opinionated, stubborn, unwilling to listen and did i mention stubborn? Honestly, where is my sweet adorable baby who used to latch on to every word i spoke? sigh.
Today the battle revolved around food. Meals are a constant struggle in our house. Mahdi’s really picky and practically eats like a bird. sometimes i’m amaze at where he gets his energy from… because it can’t be from the two bites of bread he ate from breakfast, OR the 3 nibbles of noodles he had for lunch. sigh.
Being a parent IS SO HARD SOMETIMES. But insanely worth every aggravating moment.
It’s been a rough couple of days at #theMookies household.
Hubs in was hospitalised with dengue, since saturday, and now Mahdi is showing signs of fever as well.
I’ve been shuttling between work, hospitals and home this whole week. Luckily my boss understood and i was able to work remotely on thursday, before finally taking leave on friday. It’s been hell. But you gotta do what you gotta do for your family.
I’ve been sooo busy taking care of sick people that i actually forgot that it was my anniversary on thursday. I only was reminded when my sister wished me. Urgh. What a way to celebrate right?
Hopefully if all goes well, Mooky will be out today and i’ll finally have my family home again.