Once a week I call him Chef Tariq. Coz once a week, he will be the dessert Chef at home. I knew Tariq's interest in cooking is triggered at his Kindy Shamiza BrainyBunch Seremban Dua during their Practical Skill activity when little ones will ...

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  1. My Personal Dessert Chef - Inspirational Story as a Parent
  2. Brotherly Love - Inspirational Story as a Parent
  3. Motivational and Inspirational Quotes from My Twitter Tweets and Facebook
  4. The Fragility of Children's Eyes - Inspirational Story as a Parent
  5. Getting The Perfect Picture - Inspirational Story as a Parent
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My Personal Dessert Chef - Inspirational Story as a Parent

Once a week I call him Chef Tariq. 

Coz once a week, he will be the dessert Chef at home.

I knew Tariq's interest in cooking is triggered at his Kindy Shamiza BrainyBunch Seremban Dua during their Practical Skill activity when little ones will learn to make one simple yet delicious dessert.

So when Tariq asked me if he can make cupcakes at home for the very first time, my eyes twinkle with happiness and my heart joyfully skipped a beat!

Of course can, sayang!, I told him.

And I immediately went to buy the simplest Stand Mixer suitable for little hands to operate.

One of the funniest things he said to me was when he saw his cupcakes in the oven doubled its size, he excitedly called me,

Mama!! Look!! Tariq's cupcakes already sado (macho)!!

Haha! Cupcake sado?

I guess that's what happened when we have our sons baking.

We got a Sado cupcake!

But sado cupcake or not, I do want Tariq to know how to cook and bake.

He should not think kitchen is a women's territory.

And I want him to be comfortable in the kitchen. I want him to explore the wonders of creating something from scratch. I also want him to be independent. I want him to know that cooking is not an exclusively woman's task.

And most of all, selfishly, I want him to always remember our times together when he enters the kitchen, InshaAllah.

Tariq stirring slowly making sure his jelly melts properly

When can I eat Mama.. I am hungry..

Yes, piping too! I love his cute little icing piping... so seketul seketul like that..

Pouring some flour into the mixer

Slowly and carefully pouring the hot jelly..

Carefully arranging the cupcake case. A delicate task that uses a lot of his fine motor skill..

Watching the beautiful dance mix between flour and butter

Mama!! Look!! The cupcakes are sado!!
    

Brotherly Love - Inspirational Story as a Parent

Weeks back, Tariq came back from school, hugged me around my waist and said he is sad. 

When asked why, he said, 

'Mama... Tariq wants a little brother..'

I was speechless.

Quickly I said to him, 'If Tariq wants Adik, then you must make duaa to Allah. Ask from Allah to give you Adik...but... even if Allah doesn't give Tariq any Adik, it is because Allah knows Tariq is enough for Mama and Baba..okay sayang?'

Okay Mama.., Tariq answered still in a sad tone.

I think I know why. Many of his friends suddenly has new Adik.. Nazeer has Adik, Uwais has new Adik, Rafael has new Adik, Zahra has new Adik, Safiyyah has new Adik..

But Tariq? Still one and alone.

That's why when I see him showing love and tenderness; and giving attention to little ones, I am not surprised. 

In fact I am glad. And thankful.

That sometimes, there are little ones who gave a chance for Tariq to shower his big brotherly love and attention to..

Alhamdulillah..

Naasih mengadu reporting to Abang Tariq about something that makes him sad..

Tariq really adores Amin

Amin sharing some cerita with Abang Tariq
    

Motivational and Inspirational Quotes from My Twitter Tweets and Facebook

Every student can learn, just not on the same day, or the same way - George Evans

    

The Fragility of Children's Eyes - Inspirational Story as a Parent

Starting from today, I added boiled Baby Carrots with chili sauce dip into Tariq's breakfast menu.

Why? 

Coz last week I brought Tariq to see an Ophthalmologist as his eyes produced some discharge. Dr Tan also did an eye test.

To my surprised, Tariq couldn't see the alphabets after the 5th line.

Dr Tan asked if Tariq played a lot of video games or iPad.

No. He doesn't have an iPad and he doesn't play video games too. He is kinda a gadget-deprived kid, I answered giving Tariq a new label.

What about books? He reads a lot of books?, continued Dr Tan

Yes, he does read a lot of books, I told her

Then, it must be the books. Children's eyesight can be affected either if playing too much games on electronic gadgets; or reading a lot of books too close to his eyes, explained Dr Tan

Ya Allah, I felt so guilty. I was really caught off-guard. If Tariq continues this way, he will need glasses sooner than later.

Noooo..

So, I decided to do two things- one, to keep an eye on the distance of the book Tariq hold to his eyes; and two-to make him eat lots and lots of baby carrots to help improve his vision, InshaAllah

So, to Tariq's eyes...,

we are sending loads of Beta-carotene and other vitamins and minerals your way, so heal baby heal, InshaAllah!

    

Getting The Perfect Picture - Inspirational Story as a Parent

At a wedding yesterday, we took some pictures. And I wasn't happy with our first snap coz Tariq was busy chewing food and had a crooked smile. 

Tariq, show Mama some teeth when you smile, okay? Ready, 1,2,3..., I said

Click!

And so here is the result. 

Tariq's full sets of teeth... With a piece of food still in between his teeth. 

Are you happy now, Mama?

Adoi... nie lah anak lelaki..

Stresssss

Lol.


    

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