Wednesday, January 12, 2011

While Mom and Dad Were Away....

For the first time in Shaqeel's life, he did not get to smell me before he goes to sleep for one whole week. He was under the care of his Mak Chak (Emil's sister) the 2nd week of December while we were away swimming in the Dead Sea. One would think, Shaqeel who is so manja and had never spent a night apart from his mother would be having a hard time, right?

It turned out, he behaved quite the opposite.

The first night was the toughest. He woke up at 1am, crying till way past 3am, missing my smell I suppose. After much coaxing and a bottle of milk, he finally fell asleep. The next morning he woke up like nothing had happened and everything, as far as Shaqeel is concerned, was back to normal.

Mak Chak brought Shaqeel to a visit a lot of interesting places when we were gone. In that 8 days he spent at Mak Chak's house, Shaqeel managed to cover the KL Zoo at Taman Melawati and Aquaria at KLCC. Mak Chak has a big lawn, enough for Shaqeel to explore for days without ever getting bored. He also managed to squeeze a little bit of badminton with the cousins.

Ahhhhhh I missed Shaqeel like crazy that whole week! I kept looking at his pictures and videos on my phone. Although, I have to admit, I had soooo much fun just me and Emil...And 8 hrs of uninterrupted sleep too hehehe. Dare I say, sometimes I even forgot I am a mother!

Well, holiday's over and it's time to get back to my baby. When we came to pick Shaqeel up after we reached KL, everything was normal. No crying, no shouting, no wailing. I carried him and we went about our activities like I was never gone. I remember thinking how independent my boy is, he did not seem to mind I was not at home, adjusted really well at Mak Chak's house. Which then prompted my mind to plan where and when my next vacation is sans Shaqeel haha!

Anyway, I spoke too soon. Right after I carried him, there was no putting him down ever! He was extra whiny, extra manja, I could not be out of sight else he would wail until he saw me.

My manja boy is backkkkk!!!

As much as I had a fantastic time vacationing with my husband, just the two of us, it was great to be back to care for Shaqeel again. Next vacation, I promise I will bring you along ok, Shaqeel.
And for the record, that's a promise which I have kept. Refer previous entry on KL city break haha!

Tuesday, January 11, 2011

KL City Break

We went for a KL city break last week where we checked in to Westin for the weekend. The hotel is strategically located right in front of Pavillion, my second favorite shopping mall in the world ( My favorite is Ampang Point hehe )

It was a very relaxing weekend. We just lazed the days away. Sleep, eat, swim, eat, sleep, eat. That's about it!

It was a great way to unwind. Chilling and relaxing by the pool with resort-like ambience, but still be in the heart of the city if it gets too boring. Anyway, I had a really wonderful time I've proposed to Emil we do this once a month. He hasn't agreed though.