Thursday, April 25, 2013

Separation Anxiety

I been back in Singapore for about 5 days now.

I was away in London for 7 days and suffered from separation anxiety (from Little N) from Day 3 onwards.

I arrived in London on Monday morning, freshened up in the hotel and went straight in to work. Back to back meetings on Monday and Tuesday left me pretty exhausted and I did not have time to miss my little girl.

But on Wednesday, I went off to an offsite training and started really missing her.

Quite badly.

Thank God for photos on iPhone.

I was really glad to be home on Sunday.

The trip was a good one though and I did enjoy my training session a lot. I went for an offsite training at a training centre for the UK's Royal Marines. It was a corporate training session conducted by real military men. The training focused mainly on leadership, team work and planning. It included a couple of physical sessions (think army obstacle course and PT sessions), a formal dinner with generals and "fighting" session (paintball) planned by real army captains. I enjoyed the training time thoroughly, even though it was rather tiring and I missed home and Little N badly.

More importantly though - I was glad this trip gave me an opportunity to understand how Little N would do without me. She coped really well being away from mummy for 1 week.. and though I missed her a lot, I was in a way glad that she was adaptable and could cope so well staying at my mother's place for the week.

This is probably the one and only photo I'd ever put of myself on this blog.. 
but it's probably also the one and only photo I'd ever take wearing an army uniform..


Stephanie said...

You have a admirable overseas assignment and job. I bet the first thing you do when arrived home is to give Little N a big kiss ;-) Have a great weekend!

Blur Ting said...

This is so cool! Once in a lifetime opportunity!

I can totally understand cos while I like traveling, I tend to miss the kids after being away for several days.

But kids are resilient and they'll cope somehow. In fact, they tend to behave better when mommy's not around.

Wen-ai said...

Wah, when I saw the picture, I thought you have joined the army! Looking good in the pic!

Malar said...

It must be very great trip! Army training? Wow!
Your daughter is really cutie pie same as you!

Diane said...

So happy you are back with her. I hope you did have some fun when you were away.
She is so adorable.

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Hey Stephanie, I did indeed! Thanks!

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Ting - you are right about the opportunity. I spent the 3 days in camp thinking "Gosh, I'd never get to do this again!"

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Thanks Wen-ai.. haha!

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Malar - thanks! Wow.. it's nice to be called cute! You are very kind

Open Kitchen Concept said...

Diane - thank you. I did have a lot of fun but I was happy to be back..