It's a New Year.
I spent most of the last few weeks really wondering where the year had gone. Kept asking myself, what had I achieved in 2012?
For awhile I was thinking- yar the boys! The boys were my gift for 2012! But then it dawned upon me that I was soo mistaken. They were 2011 babies. I pondered on but I still can't think about anything significant I achieved in 2012.
Well, I was even sadder when I missed the last few hours of 2012 last night. Irfan was throwing a tantrum from early on in the evening...and by the time i got him to sleep at about 10pm or so...I was exhausted and fell asleep alongside him.
Woke up at 12.30am...devastated that I had missed the countdown.
Went back to sleep only to be awaken by Ihsan at 5.30am, who decided he wasn't about to be left out of the tantrum throwing and decided to throw one too.
It was like they were trying to remind me that while it may be a New Year and they may just be a little bit older, that my job of parenting them is far from over. My babies may no longer be tiny little things that need to be fed every 2hrs but they need my attention, love and care nonetheless. Maybe even more so now!
And you know...the odd thing was that they were angels the rest of the day. We went out for brunch at Cedele and they were such a delight there. Eating happily, smiling and being all sunshine and kisses! Sure, Ihsan threw up in the cab on the way back. But he was absolutely pleasant about it, and proudly called out to the taxi Uncle to look at how he had vomited all over the back seat. Hahah! (Taxi uncle was not amused)
So yeah, I guess the rough nights aren't over. We have yet to see our last tantrum and we'll definitely be cleaning up more vomit along the way.
But our hearts will always, at the end of the day, be full of love and happiness.
So here's to a wonderful 2013 with our loved ones. May we cherish every moment we have with each other!
|Ihsan enjoying his breakfast of toast and scrambled eggs. He proceeded to throw everything up in the cab ride home. =(|
|Hubs with Irfan. Look how they have such cute tiny eyes! |
|Ihsan and I. He definitely has my nose. Not to mention the same flair for dramatics!|
|He's going to be a heartbreaker, this Irfan. Can't you see it already? |