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Wednesday, December 12, 2007

The Longest 30 Days


I have been away from home for almost 28 days. It's been a long journey and every minute I passed seem to dread a little bit longer. Just two more days, 48 more hours, 2880 minutes until I see my little boy again. I didn't think I would end up counting the days on my calendar but I did. Our family had planned for the trip back to Asia almost 4 months ago. I was to head back to Malaysia while my wife would take our son to Hong Kong. This has been a dream trip for us for almost two years. We were never in the moment until it became a possibility about 4 months ago. We gladly took the opportunity and planned for a christmas in Asia family trip. We left together and I spent a week in Hong Kong with my wife and son then I would spend a month in hometown in Malaysia. My wife and son will join me later in Malaysia after 30 days. I didn't think these 30 days would be hard to pass considering I haven't been home (Malaysia) for over twelve years. My assumption proved to be very wrong. We speak on the phone almost every day afterwards and it is simply not the same. I couldn't hold him or roll on the ground with him playing pretend football tackle. I couldn't team up with him and play tricks on mommy. The first week, my son was still in good spirit. He didn't seem to miss me too much. My wife told me that he didn't even mention me AT ALL! Naturally I was a bit dissappointed. My spirit picked up on the 8th day of us being apart. My son started asking where is Daddy? I miss him. I want to play tackle and grandpa don't know how. How come daddy is not back yet? My wife would response:

Mommy: Daddy is in Malaysia remember?
Son: O... yea..but why?
Mommy: Daddy is from Malaysia and he is spending sometime with his daddy
Son: Ok.
Mommy: Remember what daddy told you before he left?
Son: Yea, daddy said, if I miss him, I can do two things. One is to pick the phone and call him and two is to pray to God.
Mommy: That's right son. Do you want to call him now?
Son: No thanks, I want to watch spiderman with grandpa!
Mommy: But I thought you miss daddy!
Son: Hmmm...not really... I want to go watch spiderman with grandpa. YEA SPIDERMAN!

Well above was my wife's version of what happened and below is what my son told me.

Mommy: Daddy is in Malaysia remember?
Son: O yea but why?
Mommy: Daddy is from Malaysia and he is spending sometime with his daddy
Son: Ok but I miss him so much.
Mommy: Remember what daddy told you before he left?
Son: Yea, daddy said, if I miss him, I can do two things. One is to pick the phone and call him at anytime and two is to pray to God.
Mommy: That's right son.
Son: Mommy I want to call daddy now.
Mommy: Err..not now son it's expensive to call your daddy now. Wait till tonite after 9.00pm.
Son: Err...but err..but spiderman movie doesn't finish at least not until 9.30pm and you said i need to sleep at 9.30pm
Mommy: Your choice son, spiderman or daddy?
Son: Daddy loh.

I wonder who to believe after this considering I never gotten a call on the supposed day that my son and my wife claim this had happenned. Just 2 more days until I can put both on trial and find out the TRUTH! Let's see who CAN'T HANDLE the TRUTH!

11 comments:

Kay Brenner said...

I believe your son's version

Dr B said...

Spiderman VS Dad...hmmmm... very interesting dillema. Love the writing as always. Very heart felt and full of warmth.

Staci Rose said...

Eh...who cares? Your son loves you and misses you! ;)

Sweetpea said...

merry christmas and a happy new year!

Lena said...

such a cute post :)
but then do you think it matters who told the truth? ;) Important is that they both were thinking about you ;)
It is always difficult to be apart from people you love :) May you never be away from them for such long :)

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Catherine said...

Remember that you will always be bigger and have more influence in your son's life than Superman.

I hope that it will be a wonderful reunion with your wife and son in two days. :)

CommSie said...

The truth is somewhere in between~! =D

mr. nerd said...

Heh, heh, heh, Love this post. sounds like my family!!

Lotus Flower said...

Sons are Nature's gift to their fathers.

Be joyful you are a father.

Cheers!

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