Degil tak nak dengar cakap orang tua-tua... Mum, mother-in-law, and my aunt have been telling us to get a swing/ hammock for Sofia tapi degil tak nak... Terpengaruh dengan orang cakap konon selalu dibuaikan masa kecil, dah besar nanti selalu terbuai-buai perasaan. Heh.
It has been more than a week of inefficiency in doing household chores and office works, that I finally gave in. Asal letak je nangis, asal letak je nangis... I didn't do the laundry, didn't cook, didn't update my blog, didn't update IRenang's page... Got a bit stressed out that I told mum I wanted to resign from IRenang. Resign from your own family business? Haha.
So mum went out to buy lauk (ye tak masak) and came home with a pink baby hammock. Secretly objecting but at the same time I was curious whether it will work.
For the first few minutes she just stared at us, most probably thinking what the heck is this. Then mum started singing and rocking her back and forth. Back and forth, bobbing up and down; eyes slowly closing (yes, yes, good...), then suddenly she opened her eyes. Mata butang. Eyes fixed on us. Dasar budak tak nak tidur, said mum. Hahahah!
Never give up. After few more minutes; I made sure she watched my face all the time, as if I'm giving assurance it's okay to sleep here. Finally. Tidur.
Still have to rock her at times. But at least I have one arm to spare and could save my back and mum's shoulder (I had backache and mum's shoulder hurts for carrying her too long).
Oh. Mum got creative by attaching a long shawl to it. I could now swing her while doing my job on the table.
Sorry, babe. Mama gotta work.