One of the things we try to do at this point is take Sairah everywhere we go. And she expects to be taken together as well
But then there are days where it’s hard to bring a toddler out. For instance, when the hubby’s cousin was down from the US a month ago, we wanted to meet up for dinner and drinks in Changkat BB the night before he left. And mind you, I was like a village girl just being around Changkat BB coz it’s been ages since we’ve did this whole dinner and drinks thing. So I asked my mom if it was okay if we left Sairah with her that night. Times like that I do feel a lil guilty, because as it is my mom is already taking care of my naughty brat on weekdays when we’re at work.
Of course mom being mom, she graciously is more than happy to take care of Sairah for us.
That night, I remember getting ready at my parent’s place (we still went to their place after work to spend some time with her beforehand) and when I came down, she noticed I was dressed and thought she was going out with us too. Probably to the mall. For Moo Cow
She got down from the sofa and walked towards the stairs with intentions of going up to change and said ‘put pretty dress mommy’. My heart just sank and I could see it was the same for the husband too. When we told her she wasn’t coming with us and stepped outside to leave, she started crying her head off calling for ‘mommy’ like as though we were being separated for good!! I had to carry her and calm her down but she kept crying and clinging onto me obviously not happy that mommy and daddy were going out without her. So we kissed her quickly and left.
It was heart-breaking. But when I texted my mom 5 minutes later, she reassured me Sairah was all fine and dandy, not sure to laugh or cry at this point!
And then last week, my bestie had come from Jakarta so a meet up was most definitely due since it’s been AGES since we last saw each other. Again, when I came down all dressed, baby girl somehow knew she wasn’t coming (since she was still in her house clothes), she quickly told me ‘take out the button’ referring to my button down top – I’m pretty sure it was her way to say take off your going out clothes and stay at home!!
We had another crying please-don’t-go-mommy situation to deal with. Double sigh. And again, after checking with my mom, she said Sairah was happily playing away with her toys. Which is good in a way because I can’t imagine my baby girl crying for me the whole time.
Having a social life while being a parent is tough I tell you! I think that is why a lot of people find themselves drifting apart from friends who have kids. It’s hard to keep up. At one end there’s the kid to attend to, then the other – to attend to friends. So sometimes if possible I do it the easiest way – just come over to the apt! Sairah can play in her room and the adults can chat/eat/drink away in the living room with Sairah occasionally running around asking for attention. But of course sometimes there’s no denying, it’s really nice to go out some place nice for a change, not often (coz it can get expensive) but once in a while :D And to show you just how old we are, on both ocassions we were back home even before the clock turned 12. To our defense it was both on a weekday :D Plus if it wasn’t for my parents, I think we would have a negative zero social life too!
Anyway, some photos of the night.
The boys @ GariBar – no loud clubs, no places with excessive smoking, no loud music, no drunk people around – we are now those oldies who just want a quiet place to sit and TALK!
My camera setting was rather wonky hence these bad quality photos.
Just the three of us coz someone ffk-ed the last minute!
The happy bride future groom! Counting down the days to the wedding, am sure it’s gonna be a GREAT one. And am still amazed on how many countries he intends to take this wife for a honeymoon. Rich kid, hmpf!
Friends for 7 years and counting……..we may not see each other often as we like thesedays, but it’s always to gossip pick up where we left off when we do.
Guess now I gotta ‘put pretty dress’ for baby girl and take her out for Moo Cow And of course take mom out for a thank you dinner, just because