Monday, 27 October 2008

Maryam has a little bed.... (Macam Mary had a little lamb)

This is another of the Maryam chronicles...

Usually all my kids sleep in their cot when they are small and they have no problem whatsoever switching to sleeping in their own bed when another little baby appears.

But with Maryam it has been a different scenario altogether.

Being the jet-setter she is, and the fact that she travels with me ever so often, most of the time, she will sleep with me - more then ever an arm-pit attachment cum accessory. Being the breast-feeding monster of all times, she sleeps with me in London (4 times), New Zealand, Melbourne, Mecca, Terengganu.......all over the world.....I suppose sometimes it may be due to the fact that i get very tired after a long day (and also the older you get, the more rest you need..), it is much easier to just let her snuggle up in your arms and have her sleep with her breath on your face.

I am talking about Maryam sleeping on my arm...not just her being satisfied sleeping in the same bed as me.....even daddy gets pushed aside...."I love my ummi" ....."tak sayang ayah" ( I don't love daddy). Oh well...very flattering..until your tummy starts to grow big.........and your back aches from facing one side all night long. The moment i turn around she will scream "Ummi Turn awound"......

One night a few weeks ago, i asked her " Why don't you sleep in Aisha's room?" (the attached room to mine, where Maryam's cot is, and my other daughter Aisha sleeps).

"Sebab Maryam takde bed," she explains.

"But you have your cot..."

"Itu untuk baby botak" (that is for the bald baby) - referring to the little one in my tummy.

So, she went on to demand for a "bed pink - with bantal(pillows) pink and selimut (blanket) pink".

OKAY>>>>>>>i am desperate......

For days she was bugging me to get her "bed pink".

Even when she was hanging on to my pants not allowing me to go to work, all i needed to do was say "I have to go to work to get money". Then she would reply "Money to buy my pink bed?".....and she will say "okay you can go now."


And so, on one day, i did that visit to IKEA and bought her a bed...not pink....but white with colourful hearts and shocking pink bedsheet.

She could not wait. We set up the bed in Aisha's room. Woops! daddy forgot a part so he had to go get the bed slats (you know how it can be with IKEA stuff). So we placed the mattress in the bed frame (not on the slats)..and she spent about an hour playing in the bed (?).


Finally when the slats came, she looked at the bed and smiled.....Ini Bed Pink Maryam. She posed for pictures ( the ones you see here) and happily showed it off to every one....and then she said "Ummi jom tidur." (Ummi, lets go to sleep).

I tucked her in, turn off the lights.....kissed her goodnight and went back to my room ....AND SHE FOLLOWED ME.

Maryam sleep with ummi tonight........


Oh well..........

6 comments:

rozie said...

kak ina, how old is maryam? let me guess, she will be sleeping with you tonight, tomorrow, day after and forever. emm, m gonna face the problem as you are soon ;)

n.i. said...

hehehehe... comel!!!

anom abdullah said...

do not worry ina, my kids slept with me until they are old enough,,,,,,,,,, even my oldest boy who will turn 12 in january still tries his best to (sleep in my room at least) when ayah is outstation. well kids will be kids i guess

inaali said...

maryam is 2 and a half......no urgency for her to get out of the bed..except that another baby is on the way in february.....and maryam is getting bigger and bigger.....

Good news is that she has started sleeping in her bed - dah 3 nights......yey!!!!!

marinay said...

I bought the same bed for my son! And also terlupa nak beli the slats : ) Jahat laa IKEA, they should have reminded customers about it...saja laa tu nak suruh kita datang lagi (and buy more things)...hehehe..

My son Fahrin is 3 and a half. Managed to put his bed next to mine. I have to sleep with him (on his tiny bed) read story books dulu then when he is asleep, I quietly crawled out back to my big bed : )

Most mornings, Fahrin will climbed up to my bed for snuggles. Ok laa for a start..

Next mission is to move him and his bed to another room....that's another headached altogether...

Kitty Pryde said...

hahahha. pandai maryam.

i foresee my Sofiah doing the same thing to us.

penings la nanti.

kak ina!! tudung dual colors so nice. and pretty. and seducing. budget burst.

and it's not even the 1st week of december. yikes.