“Allahu Akbar”

April 16, 2009

Assalamu’alaikum wr. wb.,

Ya Bint,

In about a week’s time, you will turn 21 months. Alhamdulillah, we have seen you grow and develop along the way.

At this tender age of yours, you are able to say “Allahu Akbar” and many other words/phrases like, following the recitations of Surahs and dua’s (although only the ends), say “I you” (I loveyou), “Where are you?” and many many more. To add to your spiritual development, you are more readily to join in the solat, though it is normally shortened when you are distracted by Akhi’s play. Maasya Allah!

In addition, at this age, is observed your relationship with “Akhi”. Both of you can be the “best of friends”, but also the “worst of enemies.” At times, you displayed jealousy over Akhi. What Akhi does, you also do. What Akhi takes, you also want. What Akhi wants, you also want. What Akhi has, most of the times are tug-o-war sessions. This is a great challenge for both Ummi and Abi in handling sibling rivalry.

Motor skills. Hmmmm… you are into dough play and almost daily, you get a hold of the dough. Of course, each day, there is a coloured dough of your choice that you want. Rolling the dough is your practice at this moment. You will sing “Row your boat” instead of “roll your dough”. :D. In addition, your self-feed has improved after numerous practices. And today, you seem to have interests in learning to cycle the tricycle, and that’s something Ummi will let you practice when Akhi is buzy or in school. Alhamdulillah!

In terms of emotional development, your stranger anxiety has reached the stage of wailing especially in public, which we found very irritating ang annoying most times. Likewise, you respond the same when there are rifes between Akhi and you.

That’s about all for a pre update prior to you turning 21 months.

Wassalam.