Friday, January 27, 2012

The Day

Its been a while, kan? Almost two weeks since my last post. Actually there was one major thing happened on the day that I updated about Nazif's kindy progress. The day I thought I almost lost my son. It was the time that I felt time moved so slow...Only now I felt about writing it and this I dedicated to my beloved Nazif Irfan.


I can't described how I felt the moment  I knew you were not at the nursery when I picked you up. Your caretaker told me you were not there the whole afternoon when I asked them. They thought you were with me. I knew you were at the kindy in the morning because I sent you there. "Ya Allah, where is my son?" that was all I could say. I was imagining all sorts of worst thing that could happen to you. My heart felt heavy, but I don't know where my strength came from, I could still think rationally. I called daddy then I tried calling your kindy.

At that time, I don't have your teacher's mobile number, only the school number.I tried calling but no one picked up. But Alhamdulilah I remember, there was a mobile number on your kindy's banner. So I drove there with Adik Naqib. Thankfully Adik sort of understood the situation at the moment, he just kept quiet. And also thankful that daddy has the transporter number, so he also tried locating you through the transporter.

I called your kindy's teacher, she told me she personally sent you to the transporter that afternoon. After a few calls here and there Mummy finally able to locate you through your teacher and daddy. The transporter has sent you to other nursery which has almost same name and in the same area. The teacher told me she will guide me to the nursery. But when I get the direction from daddy, I wasted no time, I drove myself there.

When I reached the nursery, I saw you in the front lawn, watching other children playing. You must me wondering why Mummy sent you there. When I picked you and hugged you I can't help it but I cried. And you just said, "Mummy, orang besar mana boleh nangis". You look so pure, naive and I just can't stop myself from kissing you all over with my tears.

I asked the caretaker, why don't they contact me when they receive Nazif. He was wearing the school tag with my number and his real nursery address for God's sake! The least they could do was call me! However I just thanked them for taking care of him in that short time. I am in no state to blame who's right or wrong at that time. All I care was my son is finally safe and for that I'm thankful Ya Allah.

So Nazif, you may not understand why you were there that day. You may think Mummy has sent you there purposely. But it was the most terrible 30 minutes of my entire motherhood life. I am thankful in part because you safe from any harm and you were protected by Allah. I always pray now, and forever for Allah to always protect you dear.

Wednesday, January 11, 2012

A Visit To Zoo Negara

After Bird Park a few months ago, we've decided that its time for zoo! I'm the one who's excited for the visit. The last I've been to the zoo was 17 years ago. And this is the first visit for my boys..yeay hubby too included.
So, to commemorate the historical moment for these first timers, this picture is a must! We arrived there around 10.00 a.m..and the sun was so bright!

I went there with an open mind, I knew the ticket price was considered not cheap, meaning don't expect value for money kinda thing. The zoo was operated by non-government body, so funding was a problem. I've been to the zoo 17 years ago and luckily I can't remember much. 

Upon entering, we bought the map..RM2.00 and yes you have to pay for the map. Then prepare for the smell of the animals..yeah it stinks a bit at first but eventually later the smell will pass once your senses blend in, hehe. There's an animal show at 11.00 am and we managed to catch up with it. The stars of the show also remains; the sea lions, parrots and i-forgot-what-animal-that-hang-with-its-tail.

The animal show

We covered most of the animals on foot, except the reptiles and insects. So, it was a form of exercise for me. Sweating like I'm on marathon, even though I'm just pushing the stoller..well with 15kg toddler in it! Naqib plak, managed to do his 'big business' while touring, memang meninggalkan khazanah sungguh.

This toddler that kept 'ordering' Mummy to push here and there..cepatla Mummy!
The giant tortoise, the camel, the lonely monkey and animals in savannah..
Miss Elephant, Mr Giraffe and Rabbits!

From my observation, the animals' cages were very old and not very well maintenained. These must be due to the cost of operating too, from what I've been told when we bought sugarcane for Miss Elephant, they ate around 300 kilos of plants per day..and that was for one elephant. Not counting other animals! I saw volunteers too who came and their job was cleaning the animals cage. So really salute them, the volunteers!

We finally wrapped out our visit around 2.00 p.m. It was scorcing hot by that time and we were pretty hungry from all those physical activities. I just bought the fridge magnet as souvenir and one bottle of honey (from bee zoo).

5th Day

I've been meaning to blog our zoo visit last week but then, I think I'll make it as a raincheck first.

Today will be updates on Nazif's kindy progress.

Today is his 5th day at school. Out of five days, only two days that he wore his kindy uniform. He started the mantra ' Takmo pegi sekolah'..every morning this week. Cried when I sent him to school. In the evening when I fetched him from nursery he looked pretty excited, showing me his activities at school but comes with question," Esok sekolah lagi ke Mummy?"

Haih..some part of me kept thinking am I doing the right thing? Did I choose the wrong school? Is he too young?Or is this a normal reaction from children who started schooling?

Now I can only pray that he will pass this crying period. Every night before he sleep I kept reminding him that he is a good boy, a clever boy and in order to be MORE clever he would have to go to school. May Allah bless him and protect him. Amin.

Monday, January 09, 2012

The End of Masterchef Malaysia

Congratulations to Ezani who won the first Malaysian Masterchef last night. To tell you the truth I'm a fan of this series, be it US version, Australian version and also the Junior version. I don't know but I think these days the most 'safe' television program is cooking related. Free from crime, and unwanted sex scene and the most appropriate clothing.

My favourite channel now is the AFC..hehe..well...maybe the'age' is cathing up on me. I cringe now at the sight of series like 90210, Bachelorette, and all teen related series. Very mak mak indeed...

Friday, January 06, 2012

Nazif Went To Kindy

Yesterday was a history. It marked another important milestone in Nazif's life and my mummyhood diary; which is Nazif attending his kindergarten! Alhamdullilah Ya Allah, for giving me this chance to see my son finally making this big step in his life.

Waking him up in the morning, definitely comes with challenge yesterday and today. At the kindy yesterday he managed to stay cool, not a single tears coming from him until the last hour which was when he needs to take the transport home. So Mummy had to come to rescue him, which at first I planned to watched him from afar.

But today, in the morning he resisted wearing his uniform, which I just complied. And the moment we sent him in, he started to cry. Well I might say most of his classmates cried today compared to! Maybe they had just realized its school after all and mummies and daddies won't be around to join them. But today, this Mummy had to be 'hati keras'..and leaved him. Well I hope today he'll manage to take the transport back to the nursery.Oh I hope I didn't sound to harsh..

Ok now its piccas time..
Anak teruna Mummy, when he first arrived yesterday.
School bag and water bottle
Tengah tukar baju, the moment dpt uniform
Warming up session..dok melekat kat Teacher Atiqah
Remain calm and cool...Alhamdulilah

Nazif's class and his classmates.

I really hope that I had made the right the decision for sending him to playschool. Its time to loose my strings a bit around him though its hard. When I told my mom about this, she just chuckled and said..haa now you know how it feels like when sending your kids to school. Its tough..well actually time will heal..just like when I first sent him to the nursery ( which I cried buckets at office just thinking about him). 

Tuesday, January 03, 2012

Naqib Turns 16 Months

Adik Naqib turns 16 months today! 

Wahhh..he's sort of big boy now..he played very well now e.g. arranging and keeping toys like cars, legos. He knows when I took out his clothes, it is bath in short he understands simple instructions...

His favourite word definitely 'Nak..nak', for almost everything! And 'Nanak' for things that he doesn't want.

If he wants milk(boobies) it will be Nak with a pat to his chest.
If he wants milk(bottle) it will be Nak and show bottle.
When he finished eating and drinking from his bottle..also Nak..(i think he means 'Nah' actually).

Naqib also Mummy could say a 'gadget boy'. He loves remote control, phones, ipad and computers. Pretty much knows how to unlock ipad and open some of the applications. And its also the start of sibling rivalry. Dah pandai berebut toys and gadget from his brother.

Naqib the curly haired boy, people keep saying he looks like a girl..
Buat muka cheeky..
Another significant thing about this little boy of mine is I should say, he's very very very clingy to me! Yes..clingy to the max! Always wanted to be carried, followed me every where, and doesn't want other people at all. Well no 2 is daddy, then ucu and tok abah. That's it. Other than that, sorry. What ever lah adik..lucky that you doesn't weigh much. If not it would be very very tiring for Mummy to carry you.