Monday, May 7, 2012

Mama's Weekend Visit

I haven't been able to write the past couple of days.  Things have been so busy at work and as soon as I get home  I need to attend to "mommy chores" which leaves me just enough time to catch on sleep.

But I have so many thoughts I wanted to share, good thing I always bring my journal with me and whenever something comes up I would write them down before it slips my mind.   

One particular story I wanted to share was the weekend that my mother and youngest brother came over to visit us.  They arrived on a Saturday and the kids were excited that they woke up early just so they could tag along when my husband and I fetched Mama and Miko at the airport.  We were a bit late so they were already waiting outside the arrival area, and as soon as Andre saw mama he was really happy he opened the window and was shouting  for them to get inside the car!

We first had breakfast and planned out how we would spend the day.  First on the list was to go shop for groceries, then in the afternoon after getting a few hours of sleep, we headed for the mall and mama bought t-shirts for my brothers, the kids each had a toy and a polo shirt for Ross.  By the end of the day, my stomach was full after having eaten at 2 different restaurants, feet started to hurt from walking around the mall, arms feeling numb from carrying the shopping bags, but so much happier at being able to spend time with the people I love.

The next day  we brought Miko to Crocolandia to see crocodiles and some other animals. He also wanted to visit some other places but since they were supposed to leave in the afternoon, I asked him to come back and visit before school starts in June.

Our ride going to the airport was different from when Mama and Miko just arrived.  The kids were awfully quite and both were clinging to Mama, Andre even said he wanted to go with them to see Papa.  But Mama kept telling them they would be going home to see papa as soon as summer school ends.  I also felt sad seeing them leave so soon, but I understand that Mama could not afford to be away from home for too long since she was the one running the house and making sure papa and my brothers were well fed and taken cared of.  When it was time to leave, I felt I was going to cry so I ended u just hugging Mama, I guess that pretty much told her how grateful I was that she came over to visit us.

Thank you Mama for a wonderful weekend.  Thanks for filling up our cabinets with groceries and our ref with all the goodies that would last for at least 2 weeks.  I pretty much saved up on groceries.  

But most of all, thank you for taking time out to visit me and the kids, sorry we basically robbed you off as what you said your wallet was much thinner when you left, but seeing the kids and spending time with them made you much happier. 

 I know how much you don't like to travel so it means so much to me that you came over even for a day, it also made me and the kids  happier more than you'll ever know.

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