I used to love and enjoy Ramadan, but not so much anymore!!
My husband is a smoker (eww) and a coffee guzzler....for the first few year of our marriage he did not fast....I kept on encouraging him to fast...and for the past few years he has been fasting...WHAT HAVE I DONE??
You would think he is the only person that fasts in the world...we have not had a bomb blowing for no reason because he is dying for a smoke lately....he is actually in a good mood...but he complains so much!! All day...he calls me from work at home or on my cell..when he gets home, when he wakes up from his nap, at 4 am when I am in the middle of a dream at 6 am before he leaves to work....is it October yet?
He does not get much sleep because he has to wake for su7oor...not to eat mind you...he might eat bit of food but not much...he drinks coffee and smokes...then he leaves to work at 6am...(YIPPY) but he is home at 3pm (ugggghhhhhhhhh)...he goes up to the bedroom , puts the door knob thingie on the door so Bolbol will not go in to tell him to waaate uuupppp.....Ziad is making him a "do not disturb sign".
..then he wakes up an hour before iftar and he wonders why the kitchen is a mess?? hmmmmmm I am in the middle of cooking...go away...yesterday he wanted to help clean up the kitchen....and was in my way and annoying the heck out of me..I finally reminded him of his flowers that need watering and he was out of my hair...phew!
A bit before Iftar he goes to Tim Hortons and gets and extra large cup of coffee to drink after he eats....coffee makes him stay up....so he does not go to bed until late..so he is only getting few hours of sleep before he is up for so7oor...and of course him not sleeping at night = me not getting much sleep...I am so tired already from lack of sleep...I will use that "do not disturb sign" on my door from now on...or make a no talking sign in the bedroom...or go hide somewhere and sleep where no chatty husband will come wake me up....
I am not fasting this Ramadan...I am pregnant...I have very little appetite and eating very little as it is, everyone is saying I have lost weight..although my scale is 6lb up from what it was back in April...so fasting is not good for me...I get nauseous and light headed when I do not eat for more than 3hrs...and I still feel guilty for fasting when my son was three months old and my milk supply dried up...ok formula made him much fatter than my milk would have ever done...and he is still pretty smart ..but still! So people leave me alone...I do not care if you are also pregnant and fasting...to each his own...I do not need your lectures....!
Ziad is fasting this Ramadan....soom el3asfoora as his teetah calls it....he comes from school at 4:00, eats a sandwich , a glass of milk, some fruits and drinks water...that is his su7oor and he fasts until iftar time...he gets so hungry and o so thirsty..his throat hurts, his tummy hurts...and he is so tired or so he claims..but the minute the neighbours kids are outside playing he feels all better and ready to go out....and the minute we say ok iftar time..he jumps to his food like he has not eaten for days!!
O and Ramadan Mubarak to everyone....I hope everyone is coping well with the long fasting hours.....