Being a mother, you know that your children will somehow (more like inevitable la doink!) grow up and become their own persons. And of course, deep down, you never want them to grow up. Having being just a mother for roughly 2 and a half years, i think it would be too soon for me to start having another person in the household as opposed another kid being an extension of me and hubby. Now..this is definitely confusing..but you know what i mean..right?
back to the original intention of the post, we all know Alesha is reaching her 3 years this December. and we all (we all meaning all my cyber friends with kids Alesha's age) know how kids this age can throw tantrum and basically disobey our commands though we are shouting fire from our nostril. If yours dont-mine is definitely ignoring me at times (thank GOD it is only at times - though at times nowadays are like most of the times!!!). If she knows the saying "TALK TO THE HAND" - i am most sure she will just put up her right hand at me and having me talking to it without stopping whatever she is doing!!!
But despite all these, i can not NOT be a proud mother of her.
Reason no. 1.
Several months ago, she stopped night feedings. I am most thankful of this as i was (and still is) getting comfy with 'selak and feed' the lil azhad. It was just a drag having to wake up for a mere 3 oz feeding couple of times at night. Hubby was assuming the job but the level of his crankiness having to wake up to buat susu - yikes..lets not go there.
Reason no. 2
Couple of months ago, she started wearing her own baju. First it was depan-belakang terbalik. But given couple of days, she understood that picture-front button in front and the rest at the back. Then it was the problem with the pant. Again, she will keep on flipping the pant on herself while asking ' cam ni yea mama?' 'ni depan yea mama?' 'ni yea?' - even when i was on the jamban doing my bussines. (i had to peeked out while she paraded in front of me).
Again, in a matter of days, (after i figure out there is no way i could be postponing my 'business' just for her to ask me mana depan mana belakang) of teaching her the side with the tag (or yang ada tanda tu!!) is supposed to be on your back, she grasped the concept and begin wearing her own clothes.
Its our routine, that i bathe myself, then Alesha (dry her up and let her go menganginkan bam bamnya), then Azhad. But before i step on the bathroom, all the clothes will be laid down for wearing on the katil or some nearby sofa.
Usually she will do her own bussines after i bathe and dry her. (meaning terkinja kinja lari tengok tv or gi menulis or apa apa suka hati dia) while waiting for me to monitor her pakai baju session. But to my suprised, few days ago, just when i stepped out of bathroom with wet Azhad, she emerged at the door, fully clothed (no front back mixed up) with a comb on her hand and an announcement to my delight : MA..Sha pakai baju sendiri..betul tak ma?
My heart flowered.
Reason no. 3
Alesha is potty trained. Or half potty trained. Up until yesterday, she wore diapers during napping and sleeping at nite. Or when we go out jalan jalan coz mom and pop tak kuasa nak mencuci dia di public toilet yang dikuatiri tahap kebersihan. But yesterday, SIL told me that she napped diaperless. Heart flowered again. and last nite, for the first time i go kamikaze by having her diaperless at night. I woke up at 2.30 a.m to feed feverish Azhad (am on half day to bring azhad to see paed today), stirred Alesha up.
and this is what happened: Moaning and crying and moaning with in between nak susu and moaning and crying. Hubby got fed up, throw a diaper at me and passed a bottle to Alesha. half way bottle, i stroked her and said..'jom kencing yayang..' She passed me the bottled, and lifted up her bam bam for me to pull her pant down and extended her arms to be lifted to toilet. (but not before winking at Azhad and saying hii Adikkk..with all the commotion, si Azhad tu dah bangun sambil tersengih-sengih memandang kakaknya) and wallah..what do u know...she actually did her business in the loo...WAAAAA.
As at 8.30 a.m when hubby put her half closed sleepy eyes on MIL's sofa, she was still diaperless and yet to go to the loos. (crossed fingers she doesnt leak on MIL's sofa when i was off to office).
SO..despite the fact that i am sooo sleepy due to the lack of sleep (menjeram Azhad yang demam dan risau si kecik tu menghancingkan tilam) i am ONE PROUD MAMA and my ALESHA is now a girl in the house.