Not the J Babies' mama, but my mama-in-law!
My MIL has left for a mission trip today, yes bright and early this morning, for a good 10 days, and I feel bitter-sweet about it.
Sweet because that means my Tokyo holiday is coming up real soon next week. We're leaving on the day that she's coming home, so we're going to miss meeting her totally. It's actually a logistical nightmare, though I have no idea why I think it's also quite exciting at the same time. I'm seriously mad, I tell you. She'll be arriving home on a late night flight next Sunday, and we're leaving on an evening flight to Tokyo. That means I'd have to bring my kids to my mum's place, leave for the airport for my flight, then my dad would go pick up my MIL from the airport when she reaches, and bring her + kids home. I so thank God for my parents in times like these!!!!
The bitter part is of course the part I really dread - DOING HOUSEHOLD CHORES FOR A WHOLE 10 DAYS, OMG.
Yes, I know I'm totally pampered, and those of you hearing this for the first time must be thumping down your fist on the table so hard. Yes, my MIL takes care of all the household chores and I need not do anything. Not that I haven't tried volunteering - It's just that I cannot match up to my MIL's high standard of cleanliness and thoroughness. So for all of our sanity's sake, it was decided right from the beginning that she would take care of the household chores. She enjoys doing them (she said so herself!) and does everything extremely well anyway. And I am of course secretly overjoyed.
Now that she's going to be overseas for 10 days, apart from staying over at my mum's place for a few days so that she can take care of them while I go to work, I will have to be home with the kids for a few days here and there. Cooking for them, cleaning up the house, washing the clothes and enduring their hyperactive behaviours might be a little too much for me to take. I don't hope for much - I just pray to survive. =P
Already, weekends with my kids sometimes drain me totally. I need supernatural strength to go through the next 10 days, seriously! How do you people with no help do it?!!!
I miss my mama-in-law already, shucks!