MY LIFE AS A YOUNG ATFAL BEFORE COVID – 19
I am 13 years old with your average life, I had fought long and hard to get a job as a paperboy which I started after the National Atfal Ijtema 2019. I would wake up at 6 am and usually get back by 7 am to shower and get ready for school. Because of this, I had to sleep earlier than usual. It was a hard but good routine. I enjoyed going to school and meeting my friends and enjoyed lessons too.
Did I have COVID-19?
The week commencing the 9th of March was a busy week with school appointments and I was feeling very run down and under the weather, I kept asking my mum to check my temperature and I often said, “I hope I don’t have corona!”
She kept laughing it off and telling me I was fine. However, I wasn’t too well on Monday the 16th and I took a day off from school but after that my schools were closed until further notice. I was a little relieved as I wanted a break from school, but I had no idea that this break would be a very long one. I started missing my friends and even missing my routine within a few days. I think when I heard that it would be a long break it hit me.
My Life at Home
There is no comparison to an online Google lesson and a real-life school lesson. You learn so much more in class than you do online. There is only so much chatting and video calling you can do with friends but in the end, it is your family around you that is there for you and entertains you.
Some activities that I am involved in.
- Basketball with My Brothers
- Carum Board
- Exercise Hour
So, it’s not so bad now that we have a semi-routine going. We pray together before everyone was very busy in their own lives and routines. Now Alhamdulillah we are praying in congregation.
13 Years Old