Hahaha... maybe that's no big deal for some of you mummies, but it was for me. To tell you the truth, I have only brought one kid out on my own before, and that's to the neighbourhood grocery store. Even that made me nervous :-).
Both kids were down with a very stubborn fever since 4 March (plus flu and cough), and upon checking with the pead (8 March 2010), it turned out to be a mild ear infection for HQ, and possibly a revisit of pneumonia for QQ. The pead suspected the same virus, but both kids reacted differently to it. So last Saturday (13 March 2010) was a follow-up check, and I brought them both to the hospital ON MY OWN (ishh... must repeat this again :-)).
Upon reaching, first thing I did was to buy 2 huge doughnuts from Starbucks to keep them seated. They ate and watched telly while waiting for our turns. I forgot to note that sugar means hyperactive kids!
Long story cut short... HQ's condition had cleared. QQ had to take another 2-day-course of Prednisolone, and continue with Ventoline and Seretide for another month. After the consultation, I let them both help themselves with the toys and books at the doctor's waiting area while I went to pay the bills and collect the meds.
Upon returning to fetch them, QQ lost one shoe. One pigtail undone and hair in a mess. The place was in a mess too, thanks to them. Although they're really noisy, I was relieved to find them seated next to each other playing some kind of dinosaur war games. After retrieving QQ's shoe and retied her hair, I invited both to leave for home. Both told me they wanted to stay awhile longer. I chatted with the nurse for awhile and invited them to leave again. Both protested.
Mama: Ok then, I'll go home myself then. You can stay here and play all you want.
Mama: Oh, no... I'm not coming here again to fetch you.
HQ looked at me wide eyed, while QQ the smart-aleck suggested:
Mama: Do you know the way?
A pair of parents there looked at me in disbelief but HQ is smart enough to sense that I'm not joking. He quickly started to pack the toys back into their respective containers and whispered to QQ to do likewise. I was laughing inside... LOL!
And so we made our way home, uneventful, but it was fun to have both kids to myself. Overall they were angels, holding hands and looking after each other, while being mindful that mama is close-by.
Too bad no pictures to note the significant achievement (for me it was!), as I was busy
trying to grow another pair of eyes behind my head keeping my eyes glued on the kids.
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