My mom took both my girls to Indonesia. They left yesterday. No, I’m not one of those irresponsible parents who just left their kids with grandparents. All of my family are living in Indonesia. I feel fortunate because at least my mom is able to come and visit once a year, but I do have lots of more family back home and they all miss us and haven’t seen the new baby yet.
All of us are planning on going back to Indonesia next month. The plan was for my mom to come back with us, but there’s a slight change of plan and she have to go back home 3 weeks sooner. So all family and relative have been begging for me and my husband to let the girls go first with my mom. We were hesitant. First of all, we’re going to miss them like crazy! And the thought of separate from my two kids is seems to bizarre and unnatural to me.
My mom is a very persistent person that and with some threat we finally give up and let the girls went with her first. What? She threaten to disowned me, cut me out of her will and this is the main one, will never cook for me ever again! I have to give up!
We decided to keep this as a surprise for all family in Indonesia. So none of them know that the girls are coming with my mom. How I wish I can be part of that surprise. I’m all happy and excited just to think about their reaction. It’s very hard to lie to my family. Last night right before my mom board the plane my dad call us and still begging for us to let the girls go. I make silly excuses as why they can’t go. Bad sendie!
I figure it’s save for me to write this because: A. It’s 3 am in the morning back home, I don’t think my family will read this. B. My family never really read my blog.. 🙂 C. ah who am I kidding I’m too excited!
I have to be honest though.. last night was rough. Saying good bye – even only for 3 weeks – seeing them disappear inside the airport gate, remembering Tyra and Kalia kisses…. Them walking into an empty house last night was extremely hard. Normally Tyra will greet me by the door waiting for me just as soon as she hear the garage door open and she will give me a hug and as I enter the house, I will find my Kalia in the living room squealing with delight as she saw me.
I didn’t cry last night at the airport – very hard! – but I secretly cry in the car on the way home and I cry in my room missing them already. I didn’t sleep till 1 am this morning and woke up at 5 am wishing to find Kalia next to me. I know I’m crazy! My husband feel it too. He couldn’t fall asleep either and keep on checking the airline status. I just call him and he said the house is so empty without our two girls that it’s driving him crazy! He told me he play Disney Channel just to have some familiar sound. You know Tyra and her Disney Channel!
Friends will coming by tonight to get our mind of our girls, thank God for friends! But I know this will be the longest 3 weeks ever!!!!
On a good note. My mom call from LA and so far the girls are having a blast and behaving. Tyra got her own little camera and been snapping pictures of everything. She call me again from the plane right after boarding to Hong Kong. Tyra loves the airplane and little sister enjoying herself is the little basinet the airline provided for her. So.. so far so good. They are still up in the air as I type this and still have about 8 hours of flying time. GOOD LUCK MOTHER! 🙂