"One of the biggest pahalas one can get is to make one's mother happy".
And the easiest way, too, if I may add.
That was what I told Hanna and Hasya while we were waiting for Hilman to finish his piano lesson just now. Both the sisters normally finish their lessons at 7:15p.m, while Hilman finishes his session at 7:45p.m. The girls would normally do their homework or read their books while waiting, but it being the school holiday and all, they brought neither with them this time.
So, to kill the time, I asked Hanna to give me a foot massage.
This was what transpired -
Me : Hanna, could you massage my feet, please?
Hanna : Okay, Mommy. Which one?
Me : Both. I did say "feet", right?
Hanna : Alaaahhh, Mommy!
Me : Hey, banyak pahala you get if you make Mommy happy, tau? When you urut my kaki, I feel relaxed and happy. And when I'm happy, you'll get a lot of pahala tau, Hanna. Betul tak, Dar? (Dar, our maid was also there).
Dar : Betul Hanna. Lagi lama Hanna ngurut Mommy, lagi banyak pahalanya yang Hanna dapat.
As Hanna continued massaging my feet, I was going -
Me : I'm happy! I'm happy! I'm so happy! Waaaahhh... Very happy...Bliss. Banyaknya pahala Hanna! (Much to her annoyance, of course. Hehehe!)
Just then, Hasya came out of her class, and Hanna asked her -
Hanna : Hasya, you want pahala, right?
Hasya : (A bit confused, but, said) Yeah... (?)
Hanna : Good! Urut Mommy's right foot while I urut her left foot.
Mommy : Yes, Hasya - I told Kak Long that you'll get a lot of pahala when you urut Mommy's feet, tau?
Hasya : But Mommy!!! Your feet are smelly!!!
Me : Well, the smellier they are, the more pahala you'll get, especially the longer time you urut my kaki, tau, Hasya...
Hanna and Hasya : Eeeeewwwwwhhhh, Mommy!!!
(But, they continued massaging my feet for another 5 minutes).
After 5 minutes -
Me : Okay, thank you, darlings. That was really.....(and both of them dropped both my feet together, at the same time, before I could say) "nice"!
And both ran straight to the toilet at the back of the institute -
Hasya : I want to go to the toilet first, Kak Long!! I want to wash my hands!!
Hanna : Me, too!!
Me : HAHAHAHAHA!
Thank you, girls. Mommy doakan Allah gandakan pahala for you for massaging my smelly feet just now :)
After piano, we went to Nasi Ka*da* Se*ap for dinner as the kids said that they missed eating there. It has been more than a month since we last ate there. Ayah managed to finish his clinic early, and he joined us at 8:45p.m.
Right after dinner, the kids then asked whether we could go to Gr*nd Un*on Supermarket to get some DVDs. Again, their excuse/reason was "Dah laaaaaammmaaaa tak pergi Gr*nd Un*on, Mommy". Anyway, they were right. The last time we went to get DVds there was probably 2 months ago!
However, Ayah was pretty tired by the time he finished his dinner, and wanted to go home straight to rest. So, I had to bring them to Gr*nd Un*on myself.
As we were going up the stairs to the first floor of the supermarket where they sell the DVDs, Hilman said this to me -
Hilman : Mommy, I like it when you wear this baju la, Mommy.
Me : Why, Hilman?
Hilman : You look nice in this baju, Mommy. You look thin in black. Pretty.
Me : Do I REALLY, Hilman?!
Hilman : Yes, Mommy. Black makes you look thin and nice.
Now, THAT surely made this one fat Mommy VERY happy, I tell you... Cair I dibuatnya...
So, guys, I'm a VERY HAPPY mother tonight. Firstly, happy when my girls gave me a very nice foot massage, and secondly, when my boy gave me such sweet compliments. (And I think he really meant it because he was not there when I told his sisters about the pahala thingy at the Music Institute earlier on. Hehehe! :))
Memang banyak pahala anak-anak Mommy dapat malam ni, and Mommy doakan that all of you will remember to make me (and Ayah) happy throughout your lives and will accumulate all the pahala you all truly deserve, insya Allah. Amin.
Because I AM TRULY HAPPY every single second of the day of my life being your Mommy.