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the first time is always the hardest..

It is the school hols now for the boy..I didn't sign him up for any holiday camps because the programme is always the same year after year! Wasn't able to take leave so I asked the boy's daddy whether he could he do so and take the boy out. He suggested instead to have the boy stay over at his place for a few days. It would be the first time that Aidan would be staying with his dad since we went our separate ways. Told the boy about it and he was so thrilled. He immediately took out his mini-luggage from the store and started filling it up with his precious toys and books -all the stuff that he wanted to bring over to his daddy's place. I tell ya...I couldn't help it but my heart went *priak* when I saw how excited he was.

So the day came and Aidan left with his dad happily. It was a working day so they left while I was at work. When I came home that day, silence greeted me instead of my excitable boy, who would always wait for me to come home so that we can have dinner together. Most of you know what an active (and noisy) boy Aidan is and the house is always filled with his endless chatter and laughter. My helper Nenita was in her room folding clothes and she looked at me morosely when she saw me.

"What's wrong?" I asked her.
"I miss Aidan!" she wailed.
"Erm..it's not even a day yet!" I said.
"What if...what if he doesn't want to come back? What if he wants to stay with his daddy forever?" What if...?" she blubbered on.

Oh man..she was verbalising the very thought that went through my mind when the overnight stay was suggested. In the end (ironically), I had to comfort her reassuring her that the boy would definitely miss us and want to come back home, no matter how much fun he was having.

The night the boy came home..I could see that he'd enjoyed himself tremendously. He couldn't stop regaling us with tales of what he and his dad did together. They watched a movie, had dinners at his favourite restaurants, played Wii games, went swimming.... When I was tucking him into bed, I couldn't help myself so I asked him.

"So, do you want to go live with your daddy?"
The boy smiled sleepily at me and replied, "No, I want to live here."
"Because over here, got mommy."

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jarmboo
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:13 am (UTC)
been a silent reader! couldnt help but comment on this one. Aidan's really such a sweet boy. and i am sure your heart melted on the spot! ;)
angeliatay
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:49 am (UTC)
heh yeah, he unpriaked my heart :)
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msbrightside
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:13 am (UTC)
*BEAM* :)

I'm seriously grinning over here at the mental image of your boy, smiling and telling you he wants to live with Mummy :) You must be so pleased and comforted!
angeliatay
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:48 am (UTC)
yeah, i was touched. I wasn't trying to force him to choose honestly because i do know that sooner or later, it will be his own choice(well, when he grows up, he will move out eventually). But for the moment, i would rather he be with me and i'm thankful that my hub is fine with the current arrangement.
vonique
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:18 am (UTC)
AWWW!

Aidan's schweet! (:
missustay
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:19 am (UTC)
he sure knows the way to his mum's heart. :)
thru_e_rain
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:24 am (UTC)
that's your sweet little boy..
give thanks! :)
ellcrius
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:28 am (UTC)
oh sweetness! :)
l1sh
Sep. 3rd, 2008 06:56 am (UTC)
Your helper is quite ... emotional! She must be very attached to Aidan.

Aidan very sensible you know. At such a young age, he's already figured that a great day of fun does not equal permanance!
angeliatay
Sep. 3rd, 2008 07:01 am (UTC)
Yes, Nenita has been with us since aidan was 18 months..She's a great helper and Aidan loves her too.

It was tough for the boy initially but we kept telling him that no matter what, both his parents still love him a lot, even though we aren't together. i think he understands and accepted that now.
alisonrae
Sep. 3rd, 2008 07:22 am (UTC)
Eh he has Wall*E. Is that the interactive one? Can put together with Alison's Eve and see what happens!
angeliatay
Sep. 3rd, 2008 07:29 am (UTC)
oh man, you are making me really curious to find out what will happen when we put eve and wall-e together hehe..

but i think aidan's wall-e is quite basic..all he does is turn into a cube..

just googled for interactive wall-e and Eve! I WANT!!!! Any idea if they sell it here?

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misawong
Sep. 3rd, 2008 07:49 am (UTC)
That's so sweet of Aidan! And I'm so sure that your heart melted!
pishako
Sep. 3rd, 2008 07:53 am (UTC)
he's an amazing boy.

I'm glad that you have such a strong pillar in him.
jesmineang
Sep. 3rd, 2008 08:16 am (UTC)
I can imagine some days without the boy... will definitely miss him lots.

wwenzz
Sep. 3rd, 2008 08:17 am (UTC)
Aidan aidan.. he's sucha sweet boy. I'm happy that both of you are coping well. Jia you Angie! You're a strong woman!
jazzyanz
Sep. 3rd, 2008 08:52 am (UTC)
Aidan is so sensible to understand and cope with his daddy mummy not living together. Well I hope both of you could get back together. hugz
claudiacheng
Sep. 3rd, 2008 09:00 am (UTC)
I asked C that forbidden question too when K and I were close to going our own ways. She said the same thing as Aidan and told me to bring Matt along too. It does makes a difference when you've always been his caregiver.

angeliatay
Sep. 3rd, 2008 03:25 pm (UTC)
i'm truly glad that things worked out btwn you and K! i think the fear of losing our kids will always be there..one can't really understand unless they are a parent themselves..
bits_n_bites
Sep. 3rd, 2008 09:04 am (UTC)
Aidan is a sweet Mummy boy and I am sure he will bring you lots of heart-warming moments.

Do stay strong and positive. ***hugz***
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