We were back in Ipoh for the weekend to celebrate Mothers' Day and also my birthday.
The greatest bummer of it all was I started to get a bit flu-ish on the ride up itself. Reached Ipoh and passed my son to my eager handed parents. My mum had planned for a home cooked lunch for us but hubby and me wanted some alone time.
And Sat lunch was about the only time we would have on our own to visit all the required places and eat/drink all the required Ipoh stuff.
So, we downed our cuppa of old town white coffee, another cuppa of gingko barley and beancurd, chee cheong fun (flat rice noodles) with mushroom sauce, delicious siu yuk (BBQ pork). That was the required food...
And the required place to visit - old town TOY shop! We didn't want to go there initially but decided a trip to Ipoh will not be complete it. So, in the end, we went and bought boyboy a wind-up train and a cube puzzle. Wanted to get him a pool float as well but decided no swimming for him till he is one! Coz he gets flu-ish very easily and at one, we can 'drown' him in Cod Liver Oil!!!
My flu took a turn for the worse on Sunday...came down with a fever and cough. But nothing stopped me from having a LAVISH time at my Mothers' Day dinner in Yum Yum nyonya restaurant! Sorry no photos of the dinner coz I was too busy taking care of boyboy.
Bought my mummy her requested gift - Milka Chocolate. But when I gave it to her, she exclaimed her thanks and went back to playing with boyboy. I reckon a grandson was the best gift I could have given her.....chocolate no-competition!!!
Even my dad in the midst of playing with him said "Ahhh...what joy!"
It is great indeed that my son is such a joy to the family. I pray that he will continue to be so...
Left Ipoh early Sunday afternoon coz we had to rush down for Mothers' Day dinner with my MIL. Went to Windmill in Subang. The standard there has dropped considerably! Had a quick dinner since I was feeling really terrible by then.
One thing I note - Mothers' Day is still a day for our mums and not for ourself. Coz out of respect perhaps as long as they are still around, they are still the greatest mums. Mothers' Day celebrating ourself can only be done when our kids are big enough to want to show appreciation. Until then it is a mother's sacrfice and self contentment alone that makes each day a mother's day! I got to admit I still consider it great joy without need for any appreciation that I get to be a mother!
So, in a way, I got my fantasy of Mothers' Day answered - my 3 generation celebration and also the peace that comes from being a mother by just a matter of being one....
Peace and Love to all parents...
Fathers' Day is coming up. What is a father's fantasy??
My mothers' Day dinner in Ipoh with
my mum's mum,
both of them with my boy!