Most of the time, I had no choice but to carry this 18kg cutiepatootie because he wants "Mama only!". It looks like I could carry him like I am a really strong mama (insert huge arm muscle emoticon here) but in reality, my back aches and my arms hurt everytime I put him down. You may say it's a sign of aging but really, carrying this ultra heavyweight boy isn't a breezy walk in the park like it seems to be.
In exactly a month from now, this certified Mama's Boy turns 4 years old. In my absolute delight, I am currently his favouritest human being on earth and I pray that I will continue to be the apple of his tantalizing eyes till he grows much older. I am cherishing every moment I spend with him even if he bullies and orders me a lot the moment I come home from work.
"Mama, I want to pee!
"Mama, are you done eating? I want to play with you!", he'd grumble as I try to eat my dinner as fast as I could.
"Mama only!", he'd protest when his dad or his big sister tries to carry him after I have complained to them that my back is already aching from carrying him.
"Good night, Mama! Sweet dreams! I love you so much! Tomorrow don't go to work, okay? Gian stay home, Mama stay home! Okay? Okay ma?", he'd say almost every single night.
"Mama, where are yooouuuuuu?", he'd shout from the living room as soon as he realized I am out of sight.
I tell you, mothers who complain they have lost their privacy completely after having a toddler aren't exaggerating. This boy follows me everywhere... in the kitchen, inside our room and yes, even in the shower! He'd knock and peep in the restroom door and ask, "Are you done?" while I do my best to shower or finish doing business as quick as I could.
I think I am going to miss having a toddler terribly. Despite being so cheeky and naughty at times, this boy have multiplied the size of my heart to infinity. I love how he says, "I love you, Mama! So much!" before he dozes off to sleep or anytime he feels like proclaiming his giant love for me. He'd also plead, "Mama, hold my hands. Don't let go okay?" while walking, be it in the mall or in the park.
Oh my heart! It's overflowing from all the purest love a toddler could offer.