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At li' Macy's request, Aidan went over to her place to play with her after school yesterday. I rushed over to mengchooMong's place after work and the apartment was strangely quiet when I got there. Was told by Mong that the kids were playing downstairs and our helpers were looking after them. They came back soon after and Aidan gleefully ran to me when he saw me. He had a little sprig of orange flowers in his hand. Nenita told me that he'd plucked it especially for me. The affectionate boy presented it to me saying "I love you mommy!" :) Aww..

Left the flower on the coffee table and kinda forgot about it. Tucked into a great dinner cooked by the lady of the house and we were all havingfruits for desserts. Aidan was done with his mangoes, wiped his mouthwith a tissue and was throwing it into the wastepaper basket when he suddenly stopped in his tracks. Tears began rolling down his cheeks. He picked up the flower which was lying in the dustbin, looked at me accusingly and asked "Why you throw away the flower I give you!". I think one of the helpers had discarded it after tidying the living room.

Oh man, I felt really guilty and crappy when I saw his crestfallen face as he started sobbing. Had to assure him for a while that I had accidentally thrown it away and that I'd meant to keep it. He made sure I kept the flower properly before he dashed off to Macy's room to play.

It was the first time I saw the senstive side of Aidan. Hub also said the same thing when I told him about this incident. The boy hardly gets jealous or huffy. Most kids get upset when their parents start showing affection to some other kid. Mine doesn't. He's always so happy-go-lucky. Which was why I was surprised by his reaction to the flower. I should have been more aware that he's growing up and will definitely be more sensitive to our actions or words. I guess I kinda took Aidan's easy-going and bochap character for granted. I gotta learn to be more in-tuned to his emotions so as to be in a better position to offer support and understanding during times of anger, sadness and frustration and to celebrate together the moments of joy, happiness and laughter. I have to admit..I still got a lot to learn as a parent and our on-the-job training never ends.
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Aidan had so much fun at Macy's home especially when he discovered all her Superman toys that she'd received on her birthday! He spent so much time on those toys and ignored her that the girl got really upset and complained to anyone who would listen that the boy was refusing to play with her.

But all was soon forgiven . The girl kept offering Aidan numerous stickers from her collection.
Macy to Aidan "Do you know why I give you so many stickers?"
Aidan "........."
Macy "Because I love you sooooo much!

I wasn't there when that one way conversation took place so I have no idea how Aidan reacted to this declaration. Nenita told me about it and both Mong and I were so tickled by it. Heh..hubb ycommented that we should ask for dowry from them instead.
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ARGHH! Accidentally deleted the entire post together with all the comments! So am reposting this again. Itchy fingers lah *sob*


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e_rambler
Jan. 31st, 2007 02:03 pm (UTC)
No wonder... I thought how come deja vu. Heh.
angeliatay
Jan. 31st, 2007 02:26 pm (UTC)
*sob*

btw, do you want to watch romeo & juliet (stuggart ballet) this sat at 3pm ?I got a pair of tiks to give away.
e_rambler
Jan. 31st, 2007 08:44 pm (UTC)
I check with HM let you know :)
kimheok
Jan. 31st, 2007 08:55 pm (UTC)
Aidan is all ready for the Chinese New Year with the new hair style huh. So impress with the first photo, the camera really very worth it.
angeliatay
Feb. 1st, 2007 03:08 am (UTC)
got his hair cut so that it will be long by cny *grin*
miiniworld
Jan. 31st, 2007 11:45 pm (UTC)
hi! i have been reading your blog through littlepoppet's friends' page. I enjoyed reading the little adventure of Aidan, and espeically the ones with sweet macy.

wanted to check if you were at vivo's peranakan restaurant on Sat evening, cos I saw a little boy jus like aidan and his mum looked just like u ;) I was sitting jus right at the entrance and you were talking to someone with a baby in stroller. is that you? :)

do pop by my blog if u have time :)
angeliatay
Feb. 1st, 2007 03:08 am (UTC)
yeah that was us! :)
(Anonymous)
Feb. 1st, 2007 06:44 am (UTC)
Aidan does sound easy going and bubbly always. He must have really meant to give you those flowers...so sweet. :) sesame
angeliatay
Feb. 1st, 2007 12:05 pm (UTC)
yeah..he can be such a sweet boy..i just never realised his sensitive side.
tangledshe
Feb. 1st, 2007 01:51 pm (UTC)
that's so sweet of your boy, and way to go for being such a good mother. i love the kids' 3rd pic, the girl looked blissfully happy and aidan looked so macho!
angeliatay
Feb. 8th, 2007 01:00 pm (UTC)
heh..i kinda agree with you. Aidan looks so 'man' in those pics eh :)
unpolished_gem
Feb. 6th, 2007 10:14 am (UTC)
aidan is losing the baby face, and it's starting to define into a handsome little boy!
angeliatay
Feb. 8th, 2007 01:01 pm (UTC)
yeah.his resemblence to his daddy is getting stronger too.
oh well, he gotta grow up someday but he's always my baby :)
leaflord
Feb. 14th, 2007 04:16 am (UTC)
I think your little baby boy loves you more than you know :)
angeliatay
Feb. 17th, 2007 12:16 pm (UTC)
heh i know does loves us but more so that i underestimated how sensitive he may be..:D
natnatviv
Feb. 17th, 2007 09:32 am (UTC)
hallo :P
been reading your blog, can i add you as a friend?
thanky!

angeliatay
Feb. 17th, 2007 12:17 pm (UTC)
yup add ahead!

was going thru ur wedding pics..love ur dress!
natnatviv
Feb. 17th, 2007 10:27 pm (UTC)
thanks :P
we had the wedding in melbourne and the weather was great!
blissfultyrant
Feb. 20th, 2007 01:40 pm (UTC)
thats so sweet of Macy.. happy chinese new year anyways!!!! hope Aidan gets lotsa ang baoz
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