I had this conversation with my kids about GIVING and why it is important to give even when you have little. The conversation was because we are having our Eid by the end of this month. Eid Al- Adha is something like Christmas full of joy, happiness, gifts, new clothes …. fun for all and everyone of us.
I kept lecturing my two boys about how giving is good and makes everyone happy and that putting a smile on a poor kid’s face is priceless. I also reminded them that when you give more you will never imagine how God will reward you and make everything you wish for come true. When all of a sudden Abdel-Rahman bursted and said I wanna give all what’s there in my piggy bank !!! to tell you the truth I was so surprised and happy in the same time and asked him ” but this way you will have nothing to get what you’ve been saving for?” he answered calmly ” mom, I do not care because God will give me what I want” .
Guess what he wanted? ….. he wanted God to turn him into a spiderman 🙂 …. no comment as I have no idea how this will come true.
I love that kid so much although he gives me lots of hard times but do not you agree with me that he is creative? Eid Al-Adha lasts from the 10th to the 13th of Zul- Hijja which is the 12th month in the lunar calendar. Families and friends gather for dinners and late breakfast. We go in the early morning of the first day to pray and then celebration begins:). Adults give kids all sorts of gifts, goody bags and even money.
The good thing for us is that it is full of delicious meals and deserts as well. I’ll be sharing some recipes with you soon so stay tuned.