Two weeks from today, the wife and I will be back to our routine of sleepless nights, countless burping sessions and diaper changes, monthly visits to the paediatrician, and more. Yup, third one's coming!
Last year, we were walking through Ikano to get to IKEA when a Mah Sing salesperson approached us. She spoke about a new township being developed in the South of KL. It sounded very intriguing. So, the very next day, we visited the show gallery.
It was her birthday and my wife had a packed work schedule for the entire week. She couldn't get any days off. So, I figured to give her the 'gift of time'; To ease her week by getting rid of the hectic of traveling to and from work.
Two weeks prior, I booked a room in one of the newest hotels in town, which is located an LRT-station away from where she works. That weekend, I secretly packed a bag for the wife and kids. No one in the house had any idea.
On their birthdays, one of the surprises the kids would usually get is what or how their birthday cake would look like.
Initially, when asked, Daanish said he wanted a Minecraft cake. Then, he changed his mind to a Batman cake. Two weeks before his birthday, he finally decided that he wanted a shark cake. He even described how it should look like.
A few days before her birthday, we surprised the kids with a fun long weekend in Johor Bahru. I invited my best friend and his family to come along as our kids enjoy playing together.
We drove from Shah Alam early Thursday morning to try to be at the gate before the Legoland theme park opened, but only managed to arrive an hour after. Since it rained lightly that morning, the weather for the rest of the day was just nice. The kids had loads of fun going on the rides together.
How was your first day of Ramadhan? Mine was excellent as it marked the day my first-born fasted for the first time. He woke up for sahoor, performed his five times solah for the day, and went to the masjid for Taraweeh.
Yes, he is a big kid now. How time flies.
“The fasting person has two occasions for joy…”