My 5-year-old sister, Adlin is trying to fast too. She could endure a full-day fast, but there were days she only managed until 3 o'clock in the evening.
Adlin and her classmates at school were given a 'Fasting Form' to be filled out by parents (read: Mom) every day. There are columns for 30 days of Ramadhan and also spaces to record the 'Fasting Period' of the child starting from Sahur until what time in the evening (or not fasting at all!)
Me and my 10-year-old sister, Izzah always tease her, "Kalau tak puasa penuh, tak dapat duit raya tau!". And sometimes Adlin returned back the words to my Form-5-sister, Jehan, "Kak E'an (read: Jehan) tak puasa tak boleh dapat duit raya tau. Alin je boleh, sebab Alin puasa.."
At 5.15 this morning, I received a call.
It was Adlin.
"Kak Ain, Kak Ain bangun sahur dah ke?"