'O Allah increase me in knowledge,

Monday, 3 March 2008

A typical day

Assalamu alaykum,
what's it like at my home in a 'typical day'?
We don't know the meaning of 'typical' around here. Every day it's different. We wake up, hamdulillah and after breakfast we do anything we like to do. It could be cleaning, cooking, going to the park, reading, building with Lego or using the play doh to make funny shapes.
We also attend twice a week karate lessons and once a week swimming, we go to a halaqa (study circle) for me but my kids are settle in a creche near by at that time so I can study and they can play with their friends.
There is only one thing that it's distinctive in our day, madrassa. My kids attend madrassa 5 days a week from 4.30pm to 6.30pm. That's the only typical thing!
We like to do different activities and sports and also are very active when at home.
We don't do much sitting and studying as I find that my kids gets bored. But we love the library and my kids like to sit and read books there.
So really this is what we do and how we learn.
No routine, no sitting, no stars, no grading, no writing, lots of reading and fun!