It's already the 4th day of syawal @ 23.9.2009, it's been quite a ride since the Penyimpan Mohor Besar (the bearer of good news =)) announced that raya would fall on the 20.9.2009. And somehow or rather on the eve of raya, we'd be busy with cooking and tidying up the house till the wee hour of the night. I don't know why we do this but we just do it.
I remember my first raya as a married couple, at 3-4am my husband, Erwin and my brothers were still making rolled popia (with their eyes half closed). Why we do this to ourselves, I don't know. But this year was an improvement, we slept at 230 am, which was early for our usual standard.
Emir is 1 year and 7 months and actually he's shot is due today and that would be the time when I'd know how tall and how much he weighs. He's vocabs is growing and happy to say he can finally say mummy and first day of raya he can already say "hari raya" :) (beaming with pride as if my little emir has solved world hunger... ).
Emir now can say cat and can identify a few of our cats (out of the 11 cats we have) by name and if you were to ask him what sound does a cat makes, he'd say meow on top of his lungs. He can say daddy, anjang, udak, usu, nenek, rumah, sik mauk (which means "I don't want"), bird, car, flower, apple, duck-ie, cookie, mandik... And cupcakes of course.
He's shy around strangers but once he has overcome his shyness he's the friendliest of the lot and would shower you with his heart melting smiles. He throws the occasional tantrums. Now he's still learning how to share and play with others. He runs instead of walking. Un-stable. He can count 1 2 3. He dances now. And if you raise his voice whenever he did something wrong he'd pretend to cry so that he'd get off scott free.
He would get his "time out" time whenever he did something really bad and he knows it coz he'd never leave the "time out spot "till we say ok and he'd Salam with us and give us a big hearty hug and knows that He's forgiven.
When I see him asleep at night, i am every day Thankful and grateful to Allah swt for giving us this most beautiful and precious life to us... sentimental sentimental
Anyhow peeps, do take care and yup, we're not done with raya visiting.... next week another round to go... we haven't had the time to visit our next door neighbours even... sigh....