My mum is leaving for her kampung tomorrow afternoon after staying with us in KL for the past 9 months, after my 2 months maternity leaves.
Brendan has been exceptionally close to his poh-poh (my mum) as he sleeps with my mum for the past 30+months (except during my maternity leave after delivering Brendan and during my weekend trips to my hometown before I delivered Eryn).
My mum did a fabulous job in taking care of Brendan and Eryn and it's really going to be hard for us all, esp. Brendan, not having his darling poh-poh around.
To him, poh-poh was the best cos she takes him out for his morning stroll, takes him to buy newspaper, cared for him, played with him, taking him out to the park downstairs of our apartment almost every evening and made lots of new friends. I've never known any of my neighbours until my mum moved in with us temporary. She made so many friends with children of Brendan's age and automatically, I too made friends with them.
For the past 1-2 weeks, Brendan had been crying wanting to go back to Kluang, saying "poh-poh goes back Kluang, Brendan goes back Kluang!" He'll scream until we changed topic. He even woke up once screaming "Brendan goes back Kluang! BRENDAN goes back KLUANG!". We knew that it's going to be difficult for him to let poh-poh leave for her home.
Brendan's home is with his mummy & daddy but deep down in his heart, his love for his poh-poh (and kong-kong too!) will stay embedded forever....