it’s 2:16am.. and i am on my last batch of cookies for the night. yup. last minute worker, i am.
anywho, it’s due to being emotionally tired after anaqi threw a tantrum @ tesco ampang’s parking that my earlier plan to bake during lunch hour was unceremoniously moved to after iftar.
kakak had mentioned to her dad on sunday that she wanted to go to tesco – there’s this kiddie play area that she absolutely loves. as it was already 10am at that point, neither of us wanted to brave the crowd (for those who live near carrefour wangsa maju, can you believe the queue towards the entrance of their parking?!! – it’s been like that since thursday!) so amir volunteered me to take her and adik in tow on monday.
we left the house @ 8:30am monday so as to be the first ones to arrive at the kiddie play area. just our luck, apparently they shifted their opening hours to 10am and we ended up with 1hr+ to spare. i had with me the $50 voucher i won during the company annual dinner – what better time to use it? – and cashed it to get me some kitchen utensils that i’ve never got round to buying in my other shopping trips
fast fwd one hour later, kakak was already restless with the shopping and couldn’t wait to get to the play area. we spent another hour ++ there – both kakak and anaqi had the whole area to themselves for nearly 40 mins before the other kids made their appearance. when i decided it was time to head home. kakak seemed disappointed that we were leaving already but didn’t complain. anaqi? he just went with the flow.. or so i thought.
anaqi started to act up when i tried to strap him into his baby seat… fine i thought.. tried to distract him with his toys.. didn’t work.. then i placed him on the back seat and tried to strap him using the normal seat belts (i know, not very well-thought out.. ).. it worked earlier on the trip to tesco – but this time, he still resisted.
thinking that he’s demanding his feed (tho he didn’t make his usual signals for a feed), i proceeded to ask kakak to activate the car lock mechanism while i settle down to feed in the backseat. he pushed me away repeatedly before starting to push at the door. got out, then settled into the driver’s seat with him – to see whether he’d be happy playing with the steering wheel.
he still got upset and kept signalling to get out of the car and was, by then, crying at the top of his lungs (you know the type where each cry is followed by a hiccup and sometimes he ends up wailing without a sound)… i complied with his wishes and it was then that he started pointing back at tesco’s entrance… apparently he still wanted to go back and play.
as i had plans for the afternoon – tried to talk some sense into the kid on why we should head home (yet another half-baked thought). finally got fed up – locked the car, started the ignition and just drove home – wailing toddler in lap and all.. kakak even tried to help calm her brother down by singing a lullaby.. but that only got him to wail harder.
it was only when we reached the exit from mrr2 heading towards wangsa maju did anaqi start to calm down – i didn’t dare reposition him for fear that it would start another bout of tantrum. funny thing tho – upon arriving home and being placed in the living area – he immediately started happily playing with his new toy truck as if none of the earlier drama had occured.
which was why – at 12pm – i ended up taking a nap instead of starting on my choc chip cookies. and here we are..
btw, his two molars have really shown themselves so now he has a grand total of 10 pearly whites.. was wondering out loud to amir earlier why his incisors have yet to make their appearance.. but then i stopped short – as it is, i am barely able to contain myself whenever he decides to take a nip while feeding – if the incisors decide to make themselves known, i might end up smacking anaqi on his bum!