I had Ayu when I was 19. We were young but jodoh dah sampai ... Alhamdulillah, we're still so crazy in love. Sometimes people think we are lovebirds, macam boyfriend & girlfriend. Ne endak, bejalan bekepit-kepit, giggle giggle. I still like to keep the romance alive, even after 19 years together (next April we'll be celebrating our 20years together). We are each other's best friend and lover.
Ayu is a great daughter, the only time she's been 'bad' was the first 2 months of her life. Not bad in a bad way. She stayed up all night and cried. It was hard for me to rest properly, I was having a baby for the first time & it was exhausting and stressfull. Ayu is 16 this year. All I remember, she was a happy toddler and a very obedient little kid. When I had my second daughter (Seri), Ayu suddenly had to be independent, at 2 years of age. Never cranky, never demand for anything, very-very helpful and always an easy child to take care of. When we were living in KL, we would go out to town and rode the Intrakota. She was only 2 or 3 that time but she would walk round KL with us like adults. We'd leave the house around noon and would get back home around 9 pm and she never cried or throw tantrums. Our outings were always pleasant and fun. She would just fall asleep in the cab on the way back home.
When I had Arman, Ayu was sitting for her UPSR that year. Ayu was like a second mom to Arman, it came naturally to her. Sometimes she would 'dodoi' Arman to sleep, carrying him in her arms and cradling and rocking him to sleep. Sometimes when I came back from work after 5, I would find Ayu carrying sleeping Arman and her books scattered on the coffee table. I was so worried for her exams. They all stayed at their grandparents till I came back from work. My in laws had 2 maids but Ayu loved to help to take care of baby Arman. She's always happy to help her younger siblings, I am so lucky to have her as my daughter. When her UPSR result came out, I never thought she would score straight As. All I told her, "No Cs please. As long as there are no Cs, mama is happy." I was happy beyond words. Yes, I am a proud mother. A very proud mother to my 4 children.