The most important thing we did was to visit my grandma, my mom's mom, and a grandaunt, my late dad's late uncle's wife. I think it was especially special for my sister and her kids as it is harder for them make such a trip.
The next important thing was taking the kids to the zoo and we adults got to enjoy some of the local food, including some special siew-mai which I brought back on a three hour journey back for Gadget-daddy. :)
We stayed in an aunt's house this time. She has 5 children and we got some help from her girls to care for our kids occasionally, like watch them so we could finish our meal or take our shower. By the time it was the last morning before we left Taiping, all of them were too tired to want to join us. And that's just after one and a half days! hahaha... (my aunt actually reported back to us that her kids exclaimed how come our kids never want to sleep and how come they have so much energy. Yeah, we also wish they were not so extreme sometimes. Hahaha...)
It was the last morning before heading back to KL. My mom and aunt went in a car to run an errand and to buy some famous treacle stuffed biscuits, xiang-ping/ heong-peng. My sister and I, the driver, with 4 kids went down town to get our brunch and we were to meet at my grandaunt's house. Sis carried her 1 year old with her to get food. Me in the car with 3 kids chatting while waiting for my sis.
Then Micah announced, "Mommy I need to poop."
"Now?! Can you wait a little while?"
"No. I have no time already."
Panic! I called my mom to come meet us quick at this particular spot I had parked my car.
The thought running through my head was to go straight to my grand aunt's house, 5 minutes away, and get my aunt to pick up my sis. I did not want her to panic coming out of the market to find herself stranded with a load of food and a baby in her arms.
"Mommy, I need to poop!"
Then I spotted a small green potty under the back seat.
"Here Micah, you'll have to use this, ok?"
The potty was definitely not big enough for the whole behind, as it is a baby-size one, meant more for a pee on the long journey.
So he did his business in the car, into a baby-sized potty (with a bit of pee escaping the potty, oops!) and got cleaned up with tissue from the car. Then I threw in a few more used tissue I found in a make-shift garbage bag and put the whole potty into that bag. (Later cleaned that up at my grandaunt's house. Almost puke at the stench.) My sister appeared after the whole drama was clean and tied-up.
I called my mom again and told her the emergency was over. We met at my grandaunt's house.
The journey home was pretty smooth. The three kids at the back slept most of the way, My mom and my sis took a nap each, but Max in the car seat in front with me stayed up and kept me company all the way, despite my trying to persuade him to nap.
With such precious cargo in the car under my charge, I made sure I was alert all the time.