I have been away from this blog for about 3 months. This year has been a really busy year for the kids and I. Besides Deen’s normal five days a week at a Montessori school he has started religious studies 2 times a week, swimming once a week,Â and has started other activities 2 times a week. I honestly have not found the time to blog. I think its been more of a personal error on my part with scheduling things and I was battling to find a rhythm with our new routine.
Besides Deen’s busy schedule, Aaliya’s first grommets (ear tubes) operation was unsuccessful. When I went for her 10 day check up her grommets were blocked(which is very rare). I tried googling it but there was hardly any information on what to do if your grommets get blocked. I tried two courses of antibiotic ear drops in order to unblock them. I took her to a homeopath and put her on a months course of homeopathic medicine. I went to a chiropractor (who was a 20 minute drive away) 2-3 times a week for 6 weeks. Needless to say, I was exhausted because hey I’m her Mom. I NEED to fix everything. When I wasn’t actively pursuing a “cure” I was busy thinking of a “cure”.
We are also in the process of building a house which means hours at the building site, confusion over furniture and tiles, and a lot of decision making.
I needed a break. I just sat back and relaxed and thought about everything.
I wondered if maybe I should do fewer activities with Deen. With that thought on my mind I went for his extra curriculurs and just watched him. I watched the smile on his face as he did things he didn’t realise he could do. I heard his giggles as he overcame any obstacles on his path. I looked in his eyes and saw the pride he had within. He was proud of himself and I too was so very proud of everything he has been doing. As I sat there from afar watching my child it felt as if a warm concoction was being poured over my heart; a mixture of happiness and love.
Now I have finally found our rhythm again. We are all used to our new routine and I am finally able to plan new activities for us every week.Â For the first time ever I actually have a whole weeks worth of posts waiting to be published.
Looking back at the pages in my blog I see how much I have missed blogging. I have missed connecting with others, browsing my favorite blogs for inspiration,Â and I have really missed out on posting milestones the kids have reached which later will become a great memory keeper.
For those of you who have stuck around during my unexplained absence… thank you!
Here is a recap of our last three months:
We went to china for 10 days.
We went to a wrestling (WWE) game. Who would have ever thought that I would do that? It was an interesting experience but it honestly felt like I was watching a play. You could tell that the wrestlers were acting and a lot of the time their reactions were not timed correctly. Somebody would punch the other person and before their fist would get anywhere near them the wrestler who was getting the punch would fly back. It was really unrealistic.
Although Deen enjoyed himself he said he does not want to go again because he found it a bit boring.Deen had his tear duct surgery which I had been delaying for 3 years in hopes that the problem would sort itself out.
He was a champ. Although it was his first time under general anesthesia he did really well. He woke up, was really annoyed, and had the blanket over his face because I think his eyes were feeling sensitive to the light after the tear duct probing procedure. After 30 minutes he was back to normal and was actually on a high. He was extra hyper and you would have never guessed that he had a surgery that day.
We re-did Aaliya’s grommets operation. It was a 10 minute procedure and I will be going to the doctor soon for our post-op check up. Then I will finally know whether this time it was successful.
Deen got a haircut at the salon I normally go to. I haven’t taken him there before but I knew he would enjoy getting a head and half leg massage during the hair washing time. (That’s why I go there… for the relaxation.)
We played, bonded, and laughed with each other.
I heard things from Deen like “Mama, you really are the best Mom. You take care of me so good. I love you.”
Aaliya is currently a Daddy’s girl and right now everything is about taking care of her Daddy. She likes to make sure that he is fine and has everything that he needs. If he sits down for dinner she makes sure that he has water in his glass. She is very nurturing right now towards him.
I am happy. They are happy. We are happy.
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