Though there is no picture, I need to record this down before it is forgotten. It started last week when Daddy was finally working in the day instead of night, and working hours were more normal as he got to join us for dinner and join Mal for his bedtime. Mummy had been the only person so far who can put Mal to sleep…even now when he does not need to be nursed to sleep, he needs Mummy to lie beside him, sing him a song while he toss and turn before drifting off to sleep.
Last week while Daddy was able to join us during his bedtime, he took up the tough challenge of putting Mal to sleep without Mummy’s help. Till this point, we both knew that Mal is capable of falling asleep on his own, just that sometimes he chose not to do it. Knowing this, we knew that it is possible for someone else instead of Mummy to put Mal to sleep.
Daddy did his normal routine, ie bath him, give him his milk and snack. This was followed by his bedtime stories, most of the time, Mal will need 3 books before he shows sign of tiredness and that is when he will start to sing him some songs…actually is… croak a few songs…cos Daddy can’t really sing…hehehe. Mal is the only person in the world that can appreciate his ‘singing’, that is what Daddy always says. He is improving though Mal will then slowly drift off to sleep. The 1st time Daddy succeed in putting Mal to sleep, that was on a Monday night….he was exhilarated! Is like as if he won a lottery!!! maybe even better…duno…cos Daddy never win one before. Daddy carry on this routine and was able to put Mal to sleep for consecutive nights! So it was not luck but Mal REALLY CAN FALL ASLEEP WITH DADDY…even when Mummy is not around! This is really Daddy’s triumph!!! HOORAY and 3 CHEERS for Daddy !!!