Aaron and I spend quite a bit of time chit chatting in bed some mornings. Usually, the time is spent answering the hundreds of questions he seems to have about the world.
This morning was a little different. Out of the blue, he says to me "Mama, I remember what our room in Palembang is like. And I remember your desk outside with your computer on it. I think I'd like to go back to Palembang."
He wants to go back?! After all the fun he's been having every day here?? I thought he had forgotten about the place. Richard left Palembang a few days ago and is spending some time in Malaysia with his dad before coming here. Somebody else has already moved into our house. And he's talking about going back.
I've explained to him many times that we're living in Brisbane now but I knew all along that he didn't really get the idea of changing home base. Poor little guy, he thought we were just here for one of our holidays and that eventually he'll go home.
He seemed genuinely disturbed for awhile as I explained to him again that maybe one day, a looooong time from now, we'll go back to visit Palembang. But of course, he's three years old, easily distracted and has his most important person with him - ME.
We had another great day in Brisbane today with a relaxing afternoon listening to a band in a park. He's now off for a bicycle ride with his grandfather by the river. These days, I don't exactly miss Palembang but I still have so many fresh happy memories about the place. I think maybe it is the same for Aaron - which is touching.