Ayah was here for a 5-day visit on his way back from a Conference in Barcelona and he just went back to KL this morning. This time around I don’t really feel that sad – mainly because I know that just over a week from today, I will be back home with him and the kids. And this time around, too, I just can’t afford to linger on with my emotions as I have a tight schedule to follow right until the day I fly home! So little time…so much to do! (As I’m writing this – I’m also having my dinner!)
I spoke to the kids just now and told them that Ayah was already on the plane on his way back, and they were so excited – NOT so much because they have missed him, but more so because they know that Ayah is bringing back with him some cool stuff that Mommy and Ayah have bought for them in Newcastle! Hehehe…
I will not be bringing anything back with me for the kids when I go back next week. As it is my luggage as it stands now weighs at 26kgs (11kgs being the weight of the suitcase + my clothings + miscellaneous items AND 15kgs of reading materials!) and I still have about 2kgs of reading materials to add on to it. It could have been more if Ayah had not brought back with him my other reading materials weighing at 8kgs! Thank you, my dear – for lessening my ‘burden’!
Ayah has also brought back with him all the cool stuff for the kids and I have forewarned Hanna, Hasya and Hilman that “Mommy is not bringing anything at all for them next week!” My luggage will only be filled with bulks of papers and maybe 6 pieces of clothings! The rest of my stuff will be shipped back to Malaysia a day before I fly back to KL and will only reach KL between 7 to 9 weeks from now.
Hasya was telling me, “Mommy, it’s okay if you don’t bring back anything else for me, but I just want you to bring back your lips so that you can kiss me!!!” Aaaawwwhhh… Bless her! :D
And I was joking with Hilman and was just pulling his legs and told him that I would be going back in 12 days time, instead of 10 days – and he got so worked up and all upset about it as he had been doing the proper countdown for the last two weeks! Only when I told him that I was joking, that he cried out a very loud, “Yippee!!!!” :D
As for Hanna – she’s just looking forward to Mommy coming back so that Mommy could be the “Negotiator” between Ayah and her, and I think she also misses my cooking, and I think she somehow misses my naggings, too! :D
As for Ayah – I think he just can’t wait to re-delegate all the chores that he had taken over from me for the past seven months, especially in keeping track of and settling all the bills that need settling. I think that must have been the biggest headache for him! And I think he is just waiting for me to take over the task of keeping track of all of the kids’ schedules in and out of school. Not forgetting of course - for me to be with the kids when he sometimes cannot be with them, especially to oversee their studies.
But from now till the day I fly – there are chapters to finish, bills to pay, utility companies to call to arrange for disconnection of services, interviews and meetings to attend, more stuff to pack for shipping, more materials to search for, and maybe…just MAYBE, I could squeeze an hour to shop for one (or two?) more cool stuff for each of the kids to be shipped home…I just don’t have the heart to see them all excited when the boxes arrive in KL only to find out that there’s nothing at all for them in any of them …I just hope I will have some time to do just a little bit more of shopping, insya Allah…
Aihhhh…I just can’t wait to be HOME…