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It’s my birthday and I have to make a wish…
I will close my eyes for a moment and wish from the bottom of my heart that time would go much slower… And No, it’s not a typical female wish… I am not afraid to grow older and have some wrinkles or lose my glow (if I had one anyway).

I want time to go slower for me to better enjoy and savor every moment with my kids and loved ones.

I need time to go slower to laugh, love, pray, give, share, apologize, cherish and appreciate more and more.

I want time to go slower to make up for every lost or missed opportunity, to dream more and achieve a lot more…

I wish time would go slower for me because I simply need more time to do my way all what I do…

Young Egyptian Nada Al Dash, who always has a lot of interesting talents and experiences to share, is sharing with us today some of her best memories; her “La La Memories.” She says: “La La memories are imaginary memories; things that I thought they would never happen, but I have lived them and I would like to share them with all of you.”

 

 

 

La La memories

 La la memories we had

Some were good, some were bad

But in this picture we had so much fun

It was such a beautiful day especially with the bright sun

Usually mama doesn’t laugh in pictures like this,

But in this one you wouldn’t imagine the things my father did

Oh, too many la la memories we had

And the outdoors were not so bad

In this picture

You can see the glance
of my sister’s smile

The goofiness of my brother’s arrival

Too many good times

Too many great shines

You wouldn’t imagine how many laughs we had

Of course they were all good not bad

We played, danced, and sang

Sounds were loud, too many phones that rang

Wow! Too many laughs we had

In the park with the beautiful, and colorful flowers

My baby cousins thinking they have powers

Standing behind a huge tower

It was an amazing park indeed

I love my family and friends, I do

And I’ll cherish theses la la memories forever too

We laughed so hard

Many people thought we were funk

Many people thought we were drunk

Many people thought we were crazy

Many people thought we were Just lazy

I love these la la memories

Soon there will be more la la memories to remember

But right now I will cherish this one forever.

My two boys had their piano final exam 2 days ago. I was trying hard to make them feel relaxed and enjoy it using my special “supportive skills” 😉 Well, it turned out at the end much easier and less complicated then I thought…

I have two totally different types of kids. The younger one rarely shows signs of stress about a test or performance; he always acts cool about it, he never mentions it except to know what his reward would be if he made it, and set some bargains 🙂 On the other hand, the older one considers it a huge responsibility, worries a lot about his ‘image’, stresses about it and sometimes becomes irritable and emotional.

Two days before their performance, their keyboard wire broke by “magic” 😀 My husband and I decided not to replace it, and stopped mentioning the test.

The night before the exam I talked to them about the importance of being positive thinkers and having self-confidence. I told them I was very proud of them no matter what the results would be, and that I was very sure they were going to pass their test very easily… Well, I tried to prepare them and help them overcome their stress and focus only on the rewards they would get when they pass. For my younger son it was very smooth and easy, for he did not seem that worried. For the older one, it needed some extra hugs…

Well, of course I would like to give my lectures and support all the credit for my boys’ great performance the following day, but it was not really the case! I mean it did help them a great deal ;), but what did most of the job were two major things:

  1. Some extremely crazy moments they spent with their father, where they sang, listened to very loud music, yelled, laughed, jumped, joked around, etc. This helped them let go of all the stress, get distracted, and become much more relaxed.
  2. A very welcoming and smiley examiner. As they stepped inside the examination room, they could clearly see his big smile and feel his supportive and kind attitude, which relieved them and made them more comfortable discussing their performance and all the other related stuff.

Very simple things may help us release our tension, let go of our worries and stress, and perform much better. Most of the times a positive thought, a smile, a song or a dance could perfectly do the job!


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