Mother’s are one of those people that can never be replaced. No matter what definition you use to describe a mother, it is never enough because there are not enough words in the English dictionary to define her. She is our friend, our companion, our saviour, our guide, our understanding, our knowledge; she is everything and there is no one before her and no one after her, except the Almighty.
Growing up, I knew she would always be there for me in my time of need. But as I aged, especially when I turned 30, I realized that she was everything. She became my best friend and me, hers. The bond I have with my mother is one that I only pray I have with my own daughter when she’s older and wiser.
Happy Mother’s Day, mom! I love you with all my heart and only pray I can be even half the type of mother you are.
Wishing all the mothers, grandmothers, aunts and sisters a beautiful Mother’s Day!
It’s mid-term report card time and Nid’s teacher has notified me that she will be getting C’s and D’s in language. But her math is extremely good. I’m so disappointed that she is not grasping the French language. However, I don’t think it’s a matter of her not understanding. I truly believe she isn’t picking up the language because she isn’t focusing.
I’ve tried speaking to her on numerous accounts about why she isn’t focusing and her only excuse is that she is bored with the routines of daily school life. Now, someone please tell me what do you say to a six year old already bored of school life?
Don’t get me wrong, this little cookie of mine is so intelligent when it comes to general knowledge. She has a creative eye and is always eager to learn new things and frequently surprises me with the things she learned or discovered.
However, she’s bored with school (already)! What do I do? I’ve told her that she needs to go to school because unless she learns to read and write, all the general knowledge she has won’t be as relevant and she won’t be able show the world her talents and knowledge.
We’re blessed with an amazing teacher, who is working extremely hard with her and me to get her to understand the language and work hard to succeed. He has so much faith and confidence in her and continues to guide her and coach her one-on-one to ensure she succeeds.
But I am stressed to the point that I cannot get this little cookie to focus long enough to understand what is being expected of her or taught to her.
Do you think she could have symptoms of attention deficit hyperactivity disorder (ADHD)? Have any of you dealt with this condition with your children or experience a similar scenario that I am facing with Nid?
I think, I am going to begin reading up on the conditions of ADHD and see if this might be a reason why she’s struggling.
Thought I’d share some of the highlights of baby girl’s birthday with all of you.
She got surprised at school with balloons, cupcakes, toys and tons of treats to share with her classmates the day before.
On her actual birthday, she got to dress up like a cosmic-butterfly and also had a trip to a pumpkin patch.
In the evening, myself and her dad, grandma, an aunt, my brother and sister-in-law surprised her with a cake and gifts. And of course, her maasi (my sister) sent a special gift for her since she wasn’t able to make it.
And of course, we went trick or treating around the block.
I want to thank all of our family and friends for all the love and blessings they showered on my little darling through all social media channels. I read each one of your messages to her and she was so amazed at how many people took the time to wish her. She is a blessed child and we are grateful parents to have all of you around the world joining us with celebrating our little girl.
Mommy and daddy wish you so much love, happiness and success today and always. You are the brightest light in our lives and we count our blessings each and every day we get to see your beautiful face.
You’ve made us proud with all your achievements over the past year and we glow with happiness every time you overcome another obstacle. You’ve had some rough patches throughout the year; which is absolutely okay because that’s how you’ll learn what is right or wrong. But know that mommy and daddy will forever be here standing beside you when you need the support, standing ahead of you when you need the guidance and protection and standing behind you when you need a push to move forward.
Happy Birthday, my darling, Nid. We love you so very much and will always love you, even on the days you don’t love yourself or when it doesn’t show; don’t you ever forget that, my love!
My little darling, Nid, you continue to amaze me every day with how smart and loving you are becoming.
As you begin a new chapter in your life, I want to wish you wisdom and strength. I want to wish you laughter and friendship. I want to wish you happiness and compromise. But most importantly, my darling, I want to wish you love.
Senior Kindergarten was a tough year for you on so many levels. You experienced bullying; some done to you and some done by you. You experienced uncertainty when learning a foreign language. You experienced separation anxiety when you were first put on the school bus. You experienced, independence when asked to bring home your uniforms and containers daily. You experienced growth when given homework every Friday.
My love, you rose above all your obstacles and shined brighter than the North Star. You proved my uncertainties wrong and excelled in everything you took on.
This year, as you enter grade 1, I want to wish you this one prayer:
Thank you for the gift of my child.
Please watch over her as she goes back to school and protect her from negative influences.
Help her to be a light to others and help her show love, care, and respect to her friends and teachers.
Please protect her from bullies but if she faces one, give her courage to stand up for herself and others.
Help her to remember that when she is scared, You are with her. As much as I love my child, You love her even more and I know You will be watching over her. Amen. 🙏🏼
I love you, little lady and hope you have an amazing grade 1. Xoxo
As my little pumpkin grows, I have noticed a huge change in her behaviour. We’re have challenges with her listening to us and today she lied about something very mediocre; nevertheless, it was a lie.
Have you dealt with lying or behaviour issues? What was your solution or technique to get your little people to listen?
I have tried having numerous conversations with her and I have asked her questions to figure out if there is something bothering her; which is causing her to act out. She doesn’t have a reason. She just wants to do what she wants to do.
Maybe she’s at the point of developing her personality and is experimenting with things she can get away with.
Quite frankly, I don’t know what it is. But it is getting to me and I have lost my cool a few too many times today. I have taken away her privileges and grounded her but to no avail. She still acts out and doesn’t listen.
Any suggestions? I am going to try read up on behavioural solutions tomorrow but in the mean time, if you have any proven solutions and ideas, please share them with me!
My love graduated from Senior Kindergarten on Tuesday and today was the last day of school for her. I can’t believe how quickly time has gone by and she has gotten so big. She’s going to grade one next year! Can you believe it? It’s like it was just yesterday when I left her for the first time at daycare and now she’s starting grade school soon.
Here are some pictures from her graduation. I cried through most of the ceremony.
I don’t know why, maybe I’m a proud mom or the utter shock of her growing up so fast had me in tears. Either way, I am so proud of her and everything she has accomplished this year. She has learned so many French words and songs and has showed such discipline through all the challenges and obstacles.
We’re beginning her summer break by a breakfast at her favourite restaurant and the. A trip to the public library to join the summer book club and pick up some books. I think we’re going to also drop by Dollar Tree and pick up some new mathematical activity books, so that she can begin practicing her addition and subtraction like she did last summer.
Anyway, I’ll share some of our summer adventures as they happen. Let me know how you are spending your summer with your little ones!