I have survived my first overseas trip without Thaddeus, and no tears!
The husb and I made a quick getaway to Bangkok over the weekend to pray and get some supplies. It was a really quick one (2.5 days!) as I didn’t want to be so hard on myself for the first trip, not knowing how I can deal my separation anxiety. I was in denial mode days before the trip – not wanting to pack my luggage and procrastinating to do my “handover” list for my folks. I even had thoughts of giving up on the trip the night before cos my baby looked so cute asleep. But no, the husb was not going to let his miles go to waste and it’s a long overdue trip!
So yea, early next morning, I gave my baby a tight hug before I left him at home with my parents while my brother sent us to the airport. Guess it was easier on me not having to say my goodbyes at the departure gate.
The husb and I took our breakfast and walked around the duty-free shops while reminiscing about our past trips. It’s been 3 years since our last Bangkok trip!
So while we were up in the air..
my dear son was on schedule, taking his nap.
And when we reached Bangkok,
my little boss tagged along with his grandpa, the big boss, to the office on a Saturday for the lunar 7th month praying.
Second day. While we were shopping for toiletries and milk powder,
my son was giving his grandparents morale support by accompanying them do the laundry and household chores.
Grandpa’s message: “So many clothing to wash. Good thing got Thaddeus’ morale support.”
While we were having our Thai massage,
our son was given a bath in the toilet because his poop was so smelly the grandparents had to clean him up thoroughly immediately!
Grandpa’s message: “He pooped and meimei is using the other bath tub. Emergency, so we have to bathe him in the toilet. You know the odour is extremely choking. 好臭啊！”
A pity Bangkok was not very wifi-friendly. Or else, I could have received all these updates as and when we were in malls. We could not access their network that was named “Free Public WIFI”. I have no idea what is their definition of public since I am unable to use it for free. Thankfully, my separation anxiety lost to the fatigue I had cos I was so tired out the first day to feel any longing for my son. In fact, think I was quite glad I could sleep through the night!
We found only ONE(!!!) building near to our hotel that provides free wifi with registration and only had time to use it on the second night of our trip! Hence I only got to see all these picture updates from my folks on the second night.
With wifi, I called home using Facetime (at last!) so that I could see Thaddeus too. I was thrilled to see my baby again but he was busy trying to watch TV rather than the iPhone screen. Oh wells, can’t blame him for my genes! ;p
We got more updates about him doing great at home and did not deviate much from his schedule. Guess that reassures me a little for our 2-week trip in the next quarter!
The next day, my brother went home to bring my mum and Thaddeus along when he came to fetch us!