About a week left to go

Ramadan is coming to a close. The last week always speeds by because it seems there is just so much to do before Eid. The kids are all excited to be shopping for Eid clothes. I really hate taking the girls out shopping so I asked my friend Nadia to help me out. She took the girls shopping twice and they got everything except shoes. Thanks Nadia - I could not have done it without you!

I took Ibrahim out on a special shopping expedition to buy his clothes. It was just the two of us and we had a very nice time. It was made even more pleasant by the simple fact that Ibrahim was behaving himself in public. Yeah Ibrahim! - No disasters or embarrassing situations happened in the shops - a miracle!


Mustafa dealt with Adam and Yusef's Eid shopping. I didn't have to get involved in that at all. And Mustafa picked up some things for himself too.

As for me, I'm undecided. I'm not sure if I'll buy any new clothes or not. I saw a few things I liked but then when I look in my closets I don't think they can hold anymore clothes. Being a shopaholic, I'm always buying clothes. Do I really need anymore? Mustafa said 'Go for it. Get something special.' . . . sigh . . . I'll think about it. . . maybe it will get me into the spirit of the season . . .but quite honestly I'm just waiting for it all to be over.

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  1. You say: "...but quite honestly I'm just waiting for it all to be over."

    That is the way my wife used to feel about Christmas; it was a depressing season for her for several years after we first got married. I mentioned this to a friend who was a clinical psychologist, and he said it was a common Christmas reaction - and then explained why and what I could do about it. I did it and it worked!

    Turns out Christmas was just a heavy work load for her, and she became depressed when she fell behind and felt swamped by the season. Everyone else was apparently having fun. She wasn't, and that depressed her even more!

    So we began planning and getting ready early, and I helped her get the things done early, like Chriatmas cards - even in November - so we could enjoy the parties and the children and the other social events -- and that did it! As long as we did the essentials early and got them out of the way, she was fine about the season!

    I understand how you feel about Eids and wish you luck!

    hale

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  2. I thinnk you are right. I look at Ramadan as just a whole lot of work. Just thinking about it in the months before and after Ramadan make me depressed. Another thing might also be that since I wasn't born and raised a Muslim that I didn't develope any sentimental feelings toward the month of Ramadan. I don't have any fun childhood memories to fall back on. It has always, from the very beginning just been a month of a heavy work schedule.

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