Tuesday, January 8, 2008

Happy New Year!!

Hehe...8 days too late, I know. But still, I wanna wish everybody a Happy New Year...may 2008 bring peace and happiness to us all...Amin..

And before I forget, Happy Birthday to Ika and Teeny. Gosh, you guys make me feel so old!!! Seems baru ajer Ika balik from US dengan American slang-nya and looking oh-so-cute-nyer and seems baru jer Mak Teh seronok-seronok babysit Akak and Abang everytime I follow my parents to KL...ahhh..those were the days...Now,dua-dua da nak kawen daaaaaa....

To superwomanwannabe and Mr, happy anniversary! I also remember waiting in the khemah for the groom to arrive and not at all surprised that he turned up a couple of hours late!

Loads happened sejak 2 menjak ni, as you can imagine. Starting with the girls and their new schools. As I "reported" before, the eldest three got into SK Presint 16(2) in the mornings. Then, petang sekolah ugama kat Sg Merab - about 8 minutes from home. Kalau tanya, they'd say they don't really enjoy the sekolah ugama coz they know nuts about Jawi and everything is in Jawi!! But sekolah pagi apparently is easy peasy for Kak Long and Kak Ngah! Action jer diorang tu!

Sarah is another story...we discovered she's "slow" in making friends. As a result, she has not had any playmates during break since school started and this morning we had a scare! Sarah didn't want to go to school!! She woke up crying and simply refused to get dressed. Abah called Mummy up and so Mummy had the horrible job of forcing the school uniform unto her and drag her downstairs. All the while she cried but its the "silent" cry - you know, the type where tears flow but you don't say anything - so, at some point it got to me and I started crying too!!! Oh mannnnn....this cannot be happening on only the 4th day of school! But I really can imagine how miserable she must be to be without any friends...

We got Epi (the cousin who's helping us out whilst he looks for permanent job) to send them to school and Epi reported back that Sarah continued crying until they reached school, so he had to accompany her into the class but luckily after a while, a girl came up to her and asked her to stop crying and wiped her tears. I almost cried again when I heard this story...anak sapa laaaa yang baik hati tu...her mom must be doing a really good job with her! Anyway, Sarah calmed down after that and Epi quickly left. I called Epi to ask him to look into Sarah during her break but he said he's already asked the pak guard and was told no one is allowed inside the school compund after school has started.

So, I spent this morning waiting anxiously for morning school to be over. I hurried there during my lunch break and found Sarah still in tears!! Laaaa...I asked if she had still not managed to make friends with anyone but she said she has but could not explain why she was still upset! Ohh mannnn...anyhow, things got better after lunch and she was almost cheerful when they left for sekolah ugama just now...lets hope she's doing and feeling better and this morning was just a one-off episode...

As a mummy, I cannot help but worry although Abah and everyone else said that this is just a phase...that every thing is new so naturally Sarah feels a little unsettled. Apparently all she needs is time...but my heart ache every time I think that she is miserable for now...how laaaaa?

Soraya...is having a gala time at her kindie. I enrolled her at this place called Laman Cerdik. In the mornings she'll learn usual ABC stuff and for 2 hours in the afternoon she'll learn ugama stuff. So far, alhamdulillah, she's loving every minute of it and can't seem to stop talking about it! Oklah tu...

On another subject...our stuff from Geneva arrived during the weekend so the house is a royal mess!! There are just sooooo many boxes!! I gave up trying to make sense of things and simply unpack boxes as I found them. Boy, seeing those things brought back memories, i tell you! Make me miss Geneva alll over again...Unpacking my kitchen gadgets made me think of all the makan-makan we had at our apartment...of the cakes and mee bodo that everybody seems to enjoy...sigghhhh...

Tapi frust juga...some things were found broken, mainly the plates I bought in Karlovy Vary but alhamdulillah bits and pieces of Villeroy plates, the grandfather clock and Bohemian crystals are intact. Hehe...but Ita, confirm its my new tea set yang tertinggal tu! Arrrgggghhhhhhhh.....

Oklah..this is all for now. Will post pictures of the girls in their school uniform as soon as I find the camera amongst the boxes! Pray that we have not actually lost it!
Kak Yah..hope Singapore is treating you well...we miss you, darling! Next time, allocate longer time for us laaaa....

6 comments:

yatiseman said...

Muz, sayangnya pecah, bila lg na gi karlovy vary tu... boleh claimkan kat shipper brg yg rosak n pecahkan...
sedihnya Sarah... hopefully she will get friends ASAP... I can't wait to see them in uniforms... sure comelnya... miss all of you laaa... esp the kids bila tegok video ice skating tu...

Anonymous said...

only sis didnt get a bday mention and ur various nieces does? hmm issues!

Harteeny said...

Haha, Maksu! MakTeh, my birthday is not until next Monday. I don't get a birthday bash. takbest. I want like the Dec born last time!

Say hi to Sarah from me. Shian dia...

Anonymous said...

jai,
it is just a phase...truly. but as a mother myself i do know how it must have felt. had the same problem with both my boys masa the first 2 wks of school lepas balik from usa. even hilmi tak nak masuk kelas dia and both abah dia and i practically tarik dia masuk kelas. you have got to be strong for them, dont show your weakness to them. they need you for support! sometimes we do wonder what's going on in their minds. but give it time....

about packing...i'm sure its overwhelming to be unloading all those boxes. but trust me, do it one day at a time. with work, kids and house chores....letihhhh just to think about it. again...this one pun, give it time....well, at least 3 mths tops...then, you HAVE to do that house-warming.

good luck!

...kak tam

ina rIbena said...

mumsieeee. akak dah balik daaah. sunyi :(

Harteeny said...

Baby Zack yang sangat baik dan diam tu. Hehe. kemsalam kat dia and kakNana 2.

Memang tak cukup. in fact, banyak abiskan shopping. Year End Sale kan. YES! tapi takpe, Sehati Berdansa Makteh! Jangan lupa praktis, i nak tengok kebolehan u menari. Mak memang dah terer, tinggal nak tunjuk je. kuang3x.