Came back home at almost 10p.m last night after a lenghty meeting. Itu pun after I asked permission from my GM to go back before the meeting ended (thanks boss). At the rate we were going, they might have ended at midnight (I'll check this out later). The meeting was supposedly start at 4.30p.m but as usual, it started later. Yesterday it was almost 5.15p.m (office hours ends at 5.30p.m here). Started with the usual yada-yada (non-related things) and proceeded to the real agenda almost at 6p.m. Never mind if they do not want to go back early to their family, but I do.
Picked the kids later than promised. As expected, both came out dengan muncung panjang sedepa. Not long after getting herself in the car, Kakak burst into tears and later sobs (dia memang drama queen sikit but yesterday was real, I myself was hurt with my own doing but what else can I do). She choosed to sit close to me (instead of sitting at the other end and looked outside like she normally does) while Iman sat on my lap quietly (instead of standing up on the seat and did funny acts like he normally does) Sampai rumah I postpone what I need to do for myself like mandi or kemas beg nursery and spent the time melayan diorang tengok TV and main-main. Lepas tengok mood diorang dah improve, barulah pegi mandi and sembahyang Isya'. For bed, I let her picked where she wanted to sleep. And it was Tebby on her left, me on her right and Iman on my right.
If given a solid, steady financial well-being, I'd choose the kids over my career. Really. At the moment, we still can't afford to live like we do now should I quit working. Probably we can, with some adjustments but with another baby coming and Iman is going to start his play-school next year, that shall have to wait.