Last day of holiday

August 31, 2005 at 11:36 pm

Since it’s the last day of our holiday, in the morning, we just lazed about in the hotel.

Zara got bolder with the waves, trying to walk closer to the water, and not afraid even when a higher wave wet her thighs. I was holding her hands all the time, ready to lift her up if the wave looked too menacing.

It’s a public holiday today, and therefore there were more guests, making the pool area very noisy. The hotel has a very nice garden, with very old and big trees and away from the crowd. A few big hammocks were available, and I always like lying on one. I took one with Zara and immediately she laid her head on my chest, and started sucking a thumb, a contented look on her face (and mine).

We checked out at 12pm, and started our long journey back home. More singing, and entertaining Zara on that long drive.

When we arrived, she was actually quite happy to be home. She was suddenly bursting with energy, and was crawling here and there, making lots of noises, and when we put her in her walker because we had to unpack, she was just walking very fast, and knocking on every thing.

When I tried to nurse her before tucking her to bed, she was becoming quite naughty. She bit on my nipple, and shouted AIK! I think she wanted to play more, and didn’t want to settle down yet. I tried a few more times, and she did the same thing followed by more AIKs ! I was very upset, as though she was rejecting me.

I have to wrap my arms tightly around her, cuddle her, and tell her it’s getting late, and she should stop being naughty. She was making her scolding sound all the time AIK! AIK!

Eventually, she calmed down, and laid her head on my shoulder. I nursed her again, and this time she didn’t bite. While stroking her head, I told her never to bite again. Not sure if she understood or heard me, but she drifted off to sleep after a while.

It was a good holiday, and with a kid, it will never be the same carefree, rough it out type again. Even after a long journey, her needs have to be met first before we could rest or unpack.

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