Saturday, August 4, 2012


Every year during fasting month, we have gatherings with my in-laws for breaking fast sessions. Sadly, Rayyan hates these sessions. I guess it's partly because he doesn't know them very well because he seldom sees them. Another reason is because there are so many kids during these sessions and the house is pretty cramped and he feels stifled I guess. Rayyan will usually cry during these sessions and keeps requesting to go home.

This evening we went to my sis-in-law's place for another gathering and as usual I felt pretty stressed up. Fortunately, he was ok when we showed him the schedule and told him that we are going to his Mak Ngah's (middle aunty's) house. At the lift landing, he showed some displeasure because he knew we were going to his Aunty's house but I ignored him and he just followed us up.

He also followed us into the house silently and inside, he sat quietly and watched the other children playing games on television. He also watched television quietly and when the kids started playing iPad, he approached them and watched them play, feeling excited about the game, occasionally flapping his arms but stopped when we reminded him to stop.

Then when all the children gathered to celebrate the birthday of one of his cousins, he stood quietly while photos were taken and even clapped his hands while singing the birthday song.

Even though he didn't talk to them nor play with them, I am thankful that he didn't cry or throw tantrums. I am glad that he showed respect to his aunties and uncles by kissing their hands. I am glad that he listened to us and didn't make a lot of fuss. Hopefully one day he will join them, talk to them and play with them. Insya Allah :)

Checking out the game that his cousin is playing on the iPad ;)

Rayyan and cuzzies :))