Daddy is away from home again and I am trying to list out the things that can still make the next 2 weeks joyful even in his absence.
- When Daddy is not around, we do not need to stay up late to wait for him to come back from work. That will mean earlier night and more rest for us.
- When Daddy is not around, I am Mal’s only playmate at home so he is entitled to my undivided attention as I can’t rely on Daddy to play with him when he comes back from work. This will leave me almost no time to do my own things unless he is asleep. In a way, that is better for me as not having to juggle a few things at a time naturally makes me less stress up.
- When Daddy is not around, since I am Mal’s only playmate, it can get boring playing with him alone at home everyday. So we will arrange to meet up with his little friends more often so that they can all play together. This will not just keep the kids happy but also give the mummies a break from playing with the kids.
- When Daddy is not around, there will be less cooking. If we eat at home, meals are kept very simple as I only need to prepare for the 2 of us. I do not need to cook extra food for Daddy to bring to work. (Daddy packs lunch or dinner to work everyday) It means that we can also easily opt to go out for our meals and not worry about whether there is food for Daddy the next day when he goes work. Less cooking naturally means less work thus mean more time for us.
The above reasons sound so logical.
However, for a woman and a child, the chance for the above reasons to crumple to non existence is almost 100% whenever there is a clash between rationale and emotion. Just this morning, Mal suddenly broke into tears while he was having his breakfast, and it is only the 2nd day…
‘I feel so sad….’
‘Daddy fly far far away…’
‘Can ask Daddy to fly back now ?…’
and later on, as he was entertaining himself with a foldable chair, he asked me to record this down and send it to Daddy.