So I’ve been away from home for three weeks now. I have been living at my aunt’s place who lives in a city four hours away from home. She just had a new baby girl, so I’ve been helping her around the house. She also has a six year old and a one year old and a husband who loves kids SO much, that he is almost like the fourth kid in the house! It is so entertaining and busy around here. Coming from a home where the youngest is eleven it is quite different being with little kids 24/7. I can barely keep track of the days and nights nowadays, which is a good thing because it makes the fasting period go by super fast!
Sometimes I feel really out of place in this house full of adorable children, because I have long passed that stage. Like I said, the youngest in my house is eleven years old so playing with toys and hearing constant screaming and crying is a very distant memory for me now. But I must say, that in my three weeks here with my aunt I have learned a lot of skills:
- Diaper changing
- Feeding toddlers
- Bathing toddlers
- Dressing up a newborn without twisting and turning her arms.
- Waking up at 2 in the morning to warm up a bottle of milk
- Helping my uncle put child proof locks in drawers and cabinets.
I have experienced it all. Sometimes while I’m holding the newborn in my arms and feeding her with the bottle at 2 in the morning, or chasing the one year old around the house trying to get him to wear sunscreen, I feel pretty frustrated. The first thought that comes to mind is: What am I doing here. But at the same time these are lessons that are going to come in very handy a few years from now when I have a family of my own Insha’Allah!
I can’t wait! :D
Now if you’ll excuse me, I’m going to go change because I smell like Baby Vomit.
Yours Truly x