Monday, March 31, 2008

Goodbye Old, Welcome New

Yesterday, we sent Kakak off at the airport. We were supposed to have breakfast before going to the airport (her flight's at 1:15pm). But on the way to the shop, we had to turn back home to take the flight confirmation print-out. The 'big head prawn' me forgot to take it but I have the details in my handphone. Apparently they'd need the print-out for check-in but if we don't have it, we can print it from Air Asia's sales office at the terminal.

After going home to get the document, we don't have time for breakfast anymore. So we headed straight for LCCT. When we were approaching the Nilai Memorial Park, there was a 1km jam. A lot of cars just parked by the road side. I think there aren't enough parking space inside. Luckily it cleared after the entrance to the Memorial Park. It's always like that, when you're rushing for time, there's bound to be bad traffic. Grrrr...

When we're at the airport, CE got so cranky (don't know for what reason). He insisted on pushing the trolley and he doesn't want us to help him. But he can't do it himself as you'll need to push the handle down to move it. Moreover we were rushing for time, so Kakak and I pushed the trolley with him holding the handle and crying his lungs out. At some point of time, he was being dragged while hanging on to the handle coz he refused to walk. :-| And when I tried to carry him, he struggled and sat on the floor. He has never misbehaved like that. I wondered if he really knew that Kakak was going away and never coming back. That or he's really crazy over trolleys. Even at the check-in counter, he was still wailing coz he couldn't move the trolley. And it was quite embarrassing as people were staring at us.

After checking-in, we went to Asian Kitchen for a drink. Bought sausage buns for Kakak and XY. Those buns are really expensive (RM4.90 each, which we could get for RM1.60, max, at bakery shops). We took some photos there (with Kakak's camera) and CE was still cranky. Didn't manage to take a smiling photo of him. And he didn't want anyone else to carry him except me. Kakak must be quite heart-broken coz she adores him a whole lot. When we were at the International Departure gate, we hugged and bid our farewells. Looking at her crying, I had teary eyes too. XY cried when we were waiting for Kakak to go through Immigration (we could still see her from the gate). But when we told her we'll get her a new Kakak, she's alright again.

We were maidless for about 24 hours as the new one arrived this afternoon. My BIL's maid also came together. The taxi driver left them both at my place. When both of them were inside the house, CE went and hugged one of them and let her carry him. I was very pleased to see that coz he had an instant liking to his new Kakak. Unfortunately, he didn't want her to feed him. He still prefers me over anyone else. It'll take some time for them to get used to each other. Then she'd be able to handle him better.

As for XY, she's very friendly with Kakak. She has just come back from kindy and when I asked to bathe, she quickly asked Kakak to bathe her. When I went upstairs to check on them, she was playing with the rubber ducks. No wonder she's so eager to ask Kakak to bathe her. It's been quite awhile that she gets to play with toys in the bathroom. With a new Kakak, she thinks she gets to do things her way.

What's my first impression of Kakak? Well, she's quite pleasant looking. She says "ya" to everything, although sometimes she doesn't understand completely. I must remember to give very specific instructions as she's new with us. I mustn't assume she knows what I want. She's worked in Malaysia before, so she's not so 'suaku' (ignorant). She can cook and she even knows how to switch on the kitchen hood without me teaching or telling her. There are a lot of things to teach her and hopefully she'll get used to our way of living soon. I really hope I'm lucky enough to get a good maid for the second time. Wish me luck!

18 comments:

Ling That's Me said...

wish you all the luck! :)

jazzmint said...

wahh...all the best with new maid.

Dora said...

Yeah hope the new maid makes ur life easy!

Mummy to QiQi said...

Ginie, I m in the midst of selecting maids also. Some said better not get those with Msia working experience as they might know someone and run away easily. Can give some advice to me?

Hey, just know that you are HP's SIL la....and now u both are neighbours??

Baby Smooches said...

Aww... the attachment might cause them both to make it harder to let go.. Well, hope the new maid would do a better job than the previous one.

Yatie said...

good luck to you, hope she is good and you lucky enough. emm my kids doesn't show any sadness when we sending their kakak home... never ask anything....

wen said...

hope u are lucky this time

huisia said...

good luck to you.

JO-N said...

All the best. Mine will be going back this September if her daughter still says no on her continuing another year.

sting said...

the new maid sounds good so far..all the best ya..

Health Freak Mommy said...

You'll be able to see her true colors after the 3rd week and hopefully she'll continue to be good. ALl the best to you & to me too on our new maids!

bp said...

Best wishes. Sounds like the kids are off to a nice start with the new Kakak! Hope everything works out nicely for you and your family =).

Came across your blog, be visiting you again!

jacss said...

wah...such emotional departure ahh!!
i'm sending you my 'best'est good luck wish on the new kakak !!

i kind of dislike/hate the 'getting use' process all over again....arghh, when can we get rid of the need to hire them???!!!

slavemom said...

Ling, Jazz, Dora, Sharon, Yatie, Wen, Hui Sia & Siew Ting, thx for the best wishes.

Chin Nee, yeah.. we're just opposite each other. :)

Joanne, hope she'll continue so that u don't hv to worry abt training a new one.

Shireen, all the best to us!

bp, thx for dropping by.

Jac, when ah? When the kids r all grown up?

Mummy In Vain said...

we shall wait and hear any good comments fr u abt this new kakak later on....good luck. i believe if we treat people nice, sure she'll treat us nice too.

BabyBooned said...

good things come to good people :) i pray things'll go well for u guys!

suesue said...

Kids is always like this Out of Side Out Of Mind. When my maid left I also a bit worried my son will look for her but then the next day he didnt mentioned about Kakak before. Hopefully your new maid will be OK to you.

slavemom said...

Jacelyn, she's quite ok so far. Hopefully this is her true colours.

Thx BabyBooned!

Sue, my boy's the same too. But XY will still talk abt the prev Kakak.