- You’re having caffeine withdrawal headaches. Let’s face it, a strong coffee or tea is a trusted companion of most mums, and not being able to have one whilst you
prepare for warget the kids ready and start the school-run takes some getting used to.
2. You instantly regret not eating or drinking much at suhoor when you wake up feeling both hungry and thirsty and wonder how you’re going to get through the day (although it’s usually fine).
3. Your iftaar meals become a little less elaborate and ambitious as the month goes on.
4.You spend the day teaching your kids the importance of being kind and patient, but then lose your s*** (I mean sabr, of course!) over something as trivial as a misplaced sock because you’re soooooooo tired.
5. You’re sooooooooo tired.
6. Your fridge is suddenly full of fruit! You find yourself eating more fruit in this month than in the rest of the year combined.
7. You have to stop yourself from licking your fingers or nibbling at something from the kids’ plates every time you give them something to eat.
8. While you appreciate that it’s hard for your husband to go to work whilst fasting, you secretly resent him a little for being able to rest for a few hours when he gets back even though you both wake up at the same time.
9. Kids’ bedtimes have suddenly become a little earlier and all bedtime rituals are now governed by what takes the least amount of time.
10. The various forms of worship you do throughout the month have become a little more basic in comparison to what they were during the serene, pre-kids Ramadhans of yesteryear.
(Though hopefully not quite as basic as this!)