Celebrating The Potato’s very first Eid
Guuuuuys, I’ve been a terrible blogger. I’m just not finding the time to write. I’m currently stuck in bed between a sick Munchkin and being held hostage under a sleeping Potato (yes, you can safely assume I’m writing this on my phone – THANKS TECHNOLOGY!). I realise that my last posts were The Munchkin’s Ramadaan Box and then my gallbladder killing me so Ramadaan was rather taxing for us.
Anyway, it was The Potato’s first Eid and I had to write this down, for the record.
We did some decor this year. Well, I’ve done it for the last few Eids, but it’s not anything fancy. But for the first time this year, I got flowers. I usually skip them because of my allergies but I took an antihistamine this year and went for it! The decor was very low key and homemade. It’s not much to look at but it set the tone for The Munchkin and his excited face was all I needed. I didn’t take any pictures of us opening gifts because I was caught up in the moment and forgot.
It was all in all a VERY quiet Eid for us. Firstly because getting done with two kids and me actually putting on make up for once meant we only left our house at around 10am. But also, and more importantly, The Munchkin was sick. He had a fever the entire night before and was still in recovery mode so we didn’t want to tax him too much.
We only went to The Husband’s mom in the morning, popped into his aunt’s house (she lives around the corner) and to my mom’s for lunch.
Lunch was so delish! The Husband made roast chicken and my mommy made grilled prawns, roast vegetables, leg of lamb, yellow rice and a savoury seafood rice. I took no pictures because I was starving and had no time for games.
Sadly, I could not really indulge in my favourite prawns because thanks to my gallbladder that’s constantly trying to murder me, they can trigger an attack. I still sneakily ate one or two because I don’t value my life.
But also y’all, I made the most amaze baked cheesecake. It’s a recipe I got from one of my best humans Silma and it’s so so yummy. Like I almost cried eating it, that’s how beautiful it was.
We were meant to go to visit a couple of aunts and uncles after that but The Potato had such a busy morning that she fell asleep so we opted to go home. Where she slept until Magrieb and The Munchkin’s fever also decided to come back, so that was that really.
Despite not seeing the rest of the family I was still utterly exhausted so to be honest was only happy to have an early night.
We snuggled in bed, read some books, took some family selfies and went through my Instagram feed catching up on everyone’s Eid pictures.