This is the portion of Nasi Lemak that I supposed to finish it off this morning while having my breakfast at Pak Hailam Kopitiam with my baby son. However, the portion of Nasi Lemak just left like that. Yeah... like that...
Why? It is not something bad had happened to Ash. It is with regards something that nearly occured to us. Both. Hurmm... I don't know actually how to put this into words. But to wrap it up, I'm having a trust issues with this one particular lady who suddenly appear and came across our table.
Drove to TESCO, settled down at Pak Hailam Kopitiam with our orders. Foods beind delivered and we are just about to start our meal. At that point of time it was 9.40 am. Shops still in the midst of opening and less people.
Suddenly there came this lady in black skirts and pink blouse with pink shawl. Trying to be friendly to Ash without even saying hi to me with our neighbourhood country slangs. She looks like Malaysian though from her slangs, I knew she's not a Malaysian. I'm sorry but I'm not being biased here. That is what actually had happened.
My heart was telling me something is not right somewhere. My motherly instinct telling me the same.
Ash, as many knows... those who always hang out with him and me, is the type of clinging baby or toddler that would'nt want anyone else to carry him. But... something awkward and unusual had happened today. He wanted this lady to carry him, he cling to this lady. Oh, before that, this lady just offer to carry him without me offering and without asking me any permissions.
I stood up, and she was saying... "It's ok, I just bring him into the shop and you could continue with your meal". Inside my heart... Never!!! Over my dead body. Thus, I replied... "It's ok"... without finishing my meal and snatched my baby from her in a way of body language telling her to buck off.
I took my baby to the car and drove off to the nearby petrol station to "chak" out some money from the atm and had a little chit chat with my friend who is the owner of the petrol station. I told her about the incident. And she told me that, last 2 days there was an incident that 2 1/2 years old girl reported missing at the same area. Gulp, my adrenaline went fast. She said police is monitoring and handling the case closely right now.
As a Mummy, I always had this trust issues towards stranger and I do not simply gives stramgers to hold my baby son except those I knew. People would say it's too much of me to be thinking in that way. But... I don't give a damn on what people are saying. Over protective? Yes! I am! So what? It's better to safe rather than to be sorry.
That lady who approached us this morning is really "something" and truly I do not trust her at all. Before things get worse, it's better for me to make a move. Pheww... indeed it is a traumatic experience for me as a Mummy as I've read many cases in the social media that similar to this incident. That's why, whenever we went out to somewhere, Ash will always be very near to me and I would not simply let him free or loose to much far apart from me...
Parents... gentle reminder to my ownself and to all... be close to your child and don't let stranger come near them and trying to be close to them...
*Ash is not the type of person that "friendly" to stranger... he will cry and cling tightly to me... strange isn't it? When my friend wants to carry him, he reluctant to do so... so? Do you think what I've been thinking? Ain't that lady trying to "pukau" him or what so not of those mystics magics? Allahu... Thank Allah for nothing had happened... Syukran, Allah