Sunday, March 30, 2008

adjusting to housewife-dom

Not Imran, but me! Anyway, I have to say that so far I have been enjoying it. Basically my week consists of 2-hour yoga classes which I do religiously twice a week, one Tumbletots session with Imran, designing, drawing and managing the renovation work of our new house, grocery shopping, playing and swimming with Imran, taking him out for outings and putting him to sleep in the evenings. Life is good I must say.

Initially I wasn't sure if I was going to get bored of it, but I seriously think I won't! No doubt having a project of getting our new house ready keeps my brain working and injects a small dose of stress which is 'healthy' (does this makes sense?) and necessary. But I don't think I'm ready for work (yet, anyway) as I find myself rushing home after my yoga class just to feed the boy his lunch. As if the maid can't do this for him, I realise that I am somewhat obsessive with my baby, but I just can't help myself!

On his update, he has grown a lot in the last few weeks - physically, mentally and definitely verbally. He loves pretending to drive my car and when asked where he's going, he'll answer very casually 'shop'. He loves to pretend to cook too. So the typical conversation will go like this,

"Imran nak buat apa ni?"
" Mashak"
"Imran nak masak apa?"
"Bubur apa?"

So yes, you can pretty much have small conversations with him these days. And he definitely speaks more Malay too as I think it's much easier than English. He even says "Masheh" in stead of "Thank you", but it really doesn't matter whichever language first.

One thing for sure is that it's such a great joy watching him develop every day and I certainly don't want to be missing out!

Sunday, March 09, 2008

a new dawn indeed

It has been a weekend full of excitement from the general elections and also from catching up with our friends in Singapore. Although we were there attending a friend's wedding, our minds were always in touch with things going on at home - both in the form of updates on Imran who was left behind at home and also the results of the elections that kept coming in, in doses of surprises and excitement.

Tonight as I sit down to catch up on my blog, I am sad that the holiday is finally over. Dino starts his (notoriously long hours) new job tomorrow and I am slightly nervous of adjusting to our new routine and lifestyle, especially when Imran and I have been so spoilt having him around these last few months. Although he was busy with his MBA the whole of last year, it has been rather flexible hours with us meeting him at campus throughout the day and having breaks every few months. In fact it is hard for me to even imagine not having him around as he has always been around since Imran was born!

But all good things come to an end. And we have been lucky to even have a taste of it. Now it is time to get back to reality. At the same time, with the purchase of our new house also being confirmed, it seems that not only is it a new dawn for Malaysia, but it seems to also be one for us.

Here's to a more democratic Malaysia (it's about time!) and to a hopefully not too harsh reality for the three of us!