Tuesday, May 2, 2006

Poh Poh goes back Kluang

My mum went back to Kluang yesterday afternoon.

As we were on our way to Puduraya, there was a terrible jam. It took us one hour just to reach Puduraya. My mum had 5 bags to carry. Her bus was to leave at 2pm and it was already 1:55pm. My hubby left us at the roadside, asking me to take 3 bags first. Brendan was in the car wailing away, wanting to come down as well. My mum carried Eryn and we (my mum, Eryn and myself) all rushed to the bus, to tell the driver to wait for a few minutes while my hubby went into the carpark to find parking. After putting the bags in the bus, I quickly pushd my way through the crowd to wait at the bottom of the staircase leading to the car park. At 2:10pm, my hubby came rushing down with the other 2 bags.

He left Brendan in the car with our maid as there was no parking.. So I quickly grabbed the bag and once again, pushed my way through the mad crowd. The bus was about to leave when I reached it. I said a quick bye to my mum, carried Eryn, and quickly walked back up the stairs, again, pushing through the crazy crowd with Eryn tight in my arms and crying with all the strangers around us pushing here and there. I was hoping to drive out of the place a.s.a.p. to let Brendan catch a glimpse of my mum at the bus station exit.

Upon reaching the exit, the bus was already right in front of us. I was crying away, missing my mum already, but more so because Brendan didn't get to kiss and say his goodbyes to my mum - Brendan's precious poh-poh whom he has slept with for the past 30 months.

Hubby made a crazy rush to chase after the bus. We did caught up with it, but couldn't see inside the bus. We then headed home, with my eyes all red and Brendan blurry about what is happening.

It pains my heart to think of the wonderful times Brendan shared with his poh-poh and the wonderful job my mum did in helping us out with the kids. I couldn't help but felt guilty of not taking Brendan down instead of Eryn.

I think I'll probably take the effort to drive back home in 2 weekend's time to spend mother's day with my mum and the children..

9 comments:

Egghead said...

such close relationship you and your mother have there :)

Baby Smooches said...

egghead, you'll be surprised to know that I'm not mother's favourite "pet" child. I'm also the most stubborn one.

mom2ashley said...

oh yea...you better visit your mum. such a blessing to have you mum be with you all to help look after your kids....

Baby Smooches said...

mom2ashley, my mum is indeed a blessings and ALL mums deserves to be called a child's guardian angel...

Vichelle said...

Sharon, again I was like ter-choke with tear in my throat....so sad!!! I imagining the separation between me+my mom or Joo+mil....so painful....how is brendan coping so far?

Baby Smooches said...

Vichelle, as mothers, sometimes there's the hurts and sadness that we have to withstand....

Brendan is coping well to date, and I find it very surprising. I think he's quite ok with me. I've been calling every night to let my mum speak to Brendan. Brendan will nod his head whenever his poh-poh asks him something. really funny and cute, but deep-down, it's heart-breaking.....

Much love to you and Joo...

Tisha said...

Wow, I had those rushed good-byes. It's neither here nor there. Didn't realise that your mom was with you for so long. Mine only stayed a month after each child was born and scooted home to Kluang. Even then it was difficult to say good-bye.

Baby Smooches said...

Tisha, ya, I know it's hard for you esp. when you're in a foreign country... How's things with you on your end? My love to your 2 darlings...

Baby Smooches said...

From : http://babysmooches.blogspot.com/2007/10/5-posts-link-to-keywords.html

....Link ONE must be about FAMILY: "Poh-Poh goes back to Kluang"....

My mum is one of the most treasured person in my family category, apart from my hubby and kids, and siblings and dad..

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