I know that Ramadan is much more than not eating and drinking, more than cooking yummy dishes and decorating the house and…. but I also know that children don’t understand the spiritual, more meaningful aspects of it, until they reach certain level of maturity.
When I look back at my own childhood and the religious celebrations my family took part in, all I remember and cherish is the atmosphere , the togetherness, the women around the stove, the setting the table with the best crockery and special linen, the sharing and the laughter, the neighbours coming in to exchange puddings…
What I’m trying to say is that the time will come when my youngest ones will understand the real meaning of ramadan but in the meantime I’m trying my hardest to provide them with fond memories of this especial month…I’m doing my very best to make it especial… Insh’Allah one day they will look back and remember plenty of good times that they had in many ramadans.
And how do you make your ramadan especial for the little ones? How do you mark this month? Please share.
Salaams y hasta la vista,