Just another quick post, I will be editing details into the same post some time tomorrow InshaAllah, but I just wanted to say I had the most fabulous, the most amazing and most wonderful first day of Eid, Alhamdolillah.
I have noticed that I have lately started to do major things very cleanly and in very less time. Some people spend all their day making food for guests while I make 7 dishes in 3 hours with minimum mess and minimum after –eating cleaning, Alhamdolillah.I don’t run around like a headless chicken when guests are there and everything is perfectly perfect, subhanAllah, I enjoyed with the help of my husband both during Iftaris in Ramadan or Eid hustle and bustle Alhamdolillah. More organised plan means more relaxed day. The kids enjoyed a lot as well.
I love Eid!!
(That’s also what my kids said!! P.S they got so much eidi!! In Swiss Francs too,hehe.)
I thought to finally edit in the details!!
Well I went to a friends home, and her mum had come from Pakistan so brought her kids nice pakistani clothes, the 4 years old daughter was wearing banaras pajama and tissue frock and crinkle dupatta ( yes I recently learnt some of the clothes’ names :P) and the 1.8 years old son was wearing brown kurta and white shalwar and so was her husband. Then some more friends came ( pakistani) and we all sat there and just ate :S
Her husband said, on Eid day, you dont ask questions, its all about eating!! Even if you ate, eat more and more and more until you cant eat more then you eat some more :D, that was funny!!
Then we came back and I quickly changed all the linen and cleaned around as the kids had opened their presents and there were huge boxes everywhere. My Swedish friend came with her fmaily for Eid, she was non Muslim but it was fun with her too.
Next day was kids’ school day so only one friend visited but I went to the kids school and celebrated Eid with my kids’ classes. I distributed goody bags with cool toys and sweets and handmade ( boring) eid cards. Then I gave a lesson to the kids about Eid and then they asked questions and I answered, then the teacher took photos too!! It was fun. I also gave some expensive swiss chocolate and eid cards to the teachers.
Next day my Pakistani friend came to my house, we had tea together. And I also had to go to my arab groups gathering but we couldnt make it… It wasn’t very busy, but the kids were happy, especially the first and second day. Someone should have seen all the class’ faces when I was there!! My daughter nearly fainted when she saw me coming into her class with King Jouet bags..:D
All in All, Fantastic.
P.S I had NEVER eaten so many heavy, rich cream cakes in my life,throughout Ramadan and Eid I served and ate fruit cream cakes at peoples places. Fresh fruit cakes.