Tuesday, 20 February 2007
Pre-CNY Mommy Brain
It started out with an SMS:
24, L size for Rm 13, wan?
It was strange that my brother would ask me about buying diapers. He never looks at such stuff. I also forgot to ask which brand, but I just thought he was being unusually helpful. So when I called back, I said, "Hey, get me one pack. By the way, where are you?"
"Petaling street. Mom is buying flowers. So is that mandarin orange OK? How many do you want?"
"Oh, err.. two boxes then..."
Mandarin Oranges!! Guess with babies one can't help but to be thinking diapers all the time.
In the midst of running on the usual schedule of playgroups and naps, park visits and getting ready for bed, the cloud brooding over my head was about packing ang pows, getting some cookies, drinks and mandarin oranges. Of course there was this story about CNY that I had to prepare and put down on flash cards for the story at playgroup...and the boys and I have been having running noses that would not go away for the last 2 weeks. Giving them their medication was another thing I had to remember to do. Actually, after two weeks of medication, meaning to have bought and finished two batches of medicine, I think I should just let their body run on its own to build up the immune system.
My mum and mum-in-law were wonderful: compared prices and stocked up on sea food, chicken, arrow roots and lotus roots, eggs and noodles; planned menu for such and such a day of the CNY celebration and shared their bounty with each other. Sigh...what am I to do without these two gems.
I am blessed with 2 moms who can think beyond diapers, bibs and toilet training. Amen.
Happy Chinese New Year.