Wednesday, December 29, 2010

Oh, and a HOLIDAY it was!

I think this is the shortest school holiday ever. And it was filled with too many things and events. But most importantly, kids are the happiest as most of the happenings involved them and revolved around them. What else is there if it's not for them!
If I were to list down what we've been doing this holidays, it would be like this..
Week 1 - swimming, hopping from one house to another between my house and my sister's
Week 2 & 3 - Kem tahfiz in the morning. Afternoons are filled with "facebooking", futsal, or simply lepaking around. 
 End of week 3 - a one night stay in Kuala Terengganu. The trip was an unplanned one to attend Irsyad's interview at Imtiaz, a school fully funded by Yayasan Terengganu. While we attended the interview, the kids had fun at the swimming pool at my sister's place. Omar nearly drowned as he simply jumped into the pool without his float. Luckily my nephew saw him and took him out. He said he forgot to put on his float!!!

Week 4 - 6 Another busy week full of little activities like going to friends' houses, play futsal, lots and lotsa FBs, birthday parties, weddings, malls .. - all these really took up my time. The highlight of the week was an unplanned trip to a very remote resort with white waters in it. The place is called Kalumpang, somewhere in the border of Selangor and Perak. Beats me, I never heard of this place before. Believe it or not, it was the kids' first taste of river! Everybody loved it though it was the shortest trip ever (as it was so unplanned!)
Another highlight of the week was the results of Irsyad's interview. A rather unexpected result where he managed to secure a place in Imtiaz. It was rather surprising as we never expected to get accepted as everything was done last minute, from the application right to the decision to go to the interview. But I guess God has better plans for us. I just hope that he can cope with the school syllabus as it is an Ulul Albab school with visions to produce Al-Hafiz within three years from the year the students enter the school.
Week 7 - Preparation for school. Oh this will be the toughest week! There are too many things to do, books, uniforms, shoes, stationeries, etc. And additional preparation for Irsyad's going away to the boarding school.

On top of all these, there were trips to the dentist every week for Irsyad's orthodontist treatment. It had just started and I need to get it done before he goes off to Terengganu. We also had two ENT appointment early and end December for Irsyad's sinusitis which had worsened since October. Fortunately, the ENT specialist (a very handsome and kind doctor - I was very distracted - haha!) diagnosed him not having a sinusitis but just allergic rhinitis as well as his narrow nose structure which worsens his allergic. 

Having listed down all the activities, it's no wonder that I'm dead tired at the end of the day. They are hungry most of the time, their toys and things are everywhere in the house, they wear more than one set of clothes everyday if they play futsal, and not to mention sometimes they invite friends and cousins over!

There's also some workers who came to fix the defects in my house since the school holidays started. These defects include cracked walls and tiles, leaks in the toilet, and leaks in the porch. At one point, I had my toilet tiles being taken off and floor being dug to find the source of the leaks as the leak was quite bad. We had to endure the dust up and down as the workers were in and out of the house. 

Now that the holidays are almost over, I'm actually quite glad. Even though it will mean my routine chauffeuring job will be back! I just hope next year will be a better year, more prosperous and I hope I can fare better as a mom, a wife, and of course as a person as a whole. 

Happy New Year everybody!!


Amal said...

Alhamdulillah.. dapat masuk Imtiaz... Congrats to Irsyad and ofcos to his parents... especially mommy dia yg dok tonggang terbalik kelam kabut.. ;P

Mommy dearie said...

hahah... Amal ..sgt tunggang terbalik. thanks dear.

SabrinaWM said...

Mommy... congratulations on getting into Imtiyaz. I hope he will do well and manage to cope with the syllabus. Doing Tahfiz program is a challenge for both the child and parents:)

Which part of T'ganu did he enters? Dungun or KB? My niece masuk yang kat Setiawangsa (Cheras temporarily). Just started this year.

Mommy dearie said...

Imtiaz KT. Imtiaz ni ada di negeri Teregganu je. Yg lain2 (Cheras n KB?) mungkin lain kot. Not sure dia bole tahan ke x. Yesterday called n asked me if he can go to MRSM instead. Aduii pening!