For the lack of a better title I'll settle for that!! Today wifey went to Singapore for a business trip and will be back tomorrow! No big deal right! We'll it is to me. It's been ages since she last went on a trip and the last time she went was whe I started my blog...can't remember when but I know it was close to a year ago. Okay that got me curious...it was in May and my second post was "Cathastophe Averted"...my first was just a welcome message because I wasn't sure what i was doing here!!
Anyway, it just brings back memories of me putting the little one to bed and then using my old dial up line struggling to publish a little post about my day! It was my frist time alone with the little one then and I was worried how she'd be missing her Mommy and my fears weere justified. I was kinda pround that I managed to survive that episode and be a better dad because of it. It's not easy trying to put a two year old to bed especially when she is so used to having her mummy around. Anyway that episode was in the past. Today was supposed to be the same except that the little one is now 3 and we hope she might be a little more understanding. We told her that Mummy will be away in singapore yesterday to prepare her. Wifey called and said good night to her today too and she seemed okay with that except that ever so often she would ask "Where is mummy...in the room" Which started my spidey senses tingling...okay I don't have spidey senses but daddy senses don't sound as nice.
Well like I said everything seemed to be fine until I took her to bed. Tried to get her to calm down but she was restless as usual and wanted to play. Lately we've been trying to be a little firm with her and so me being me raised my voice a little and then all hell broke loose. DOH!! She just started wailing and just wouldn't stop. I tried my best to calm her down but everything I did was absolutely fruitless!!! I walked her, talked to her...tried everything but she wouldn't stop. So I took her outside to try to let her watch some of her cartoons and the maid woke up because of the ruckus. Fortunately she was able to calm her down and before you know it she fell asleep!! Boy these little things sure put a mighty dent in your precieved fatherly capabalities. So here I am feeling rather guilty for making the little one cry before bed when her mother is away and I can't sleep! Darn... fatherhood is not easy is it? You think you have the answers but you are always learning new things.