Elyssa did have very enjoyable times playing with her cousins. But overall, she was actually quite cranky that few days. She cried/screamed during the journey from KL to Ipoh. On the first night, she woke up screaming until everyone in chalet left and right of ours could hear her and my MIL came knocking. She screamed during almost all the journeys out to Ipoh/Kampar. She screamed when I tried to make her sleep. She screamed when she wanted to play but was sleepy etc etc. The crankiness alone was enough to drive me half nuts sometimes. Couple that with all the of comments of what I wasn't doing rite throughout the trip, I was pretty stressed out.
She wasn't too pleased to be in the swimming pool at the beginning. Probably cos the water was colder compared to her bathtub water. She relaxed after a while though. And when I carried her while "gliding" through the water as if she was swimming, she really chuckled. Pity I forgot to bring my camera to the pool that day. Come to think of it, I didn't take a single photo when I was there.
I really hope that this crankiness is just a phase that Elyssa is going through. She's also having separation anxiety, as if I will totally abandon her when I walk away. Like bedtime just now - both hubby and I were on the bed with her. When I walked away to brush my teeth, she started crying. In the bathroom, I could hear her screaming as if someone has just whacked her. When I came out a few minutes later (with not very clean teeth due to the hurried brushing!) and sat down on the bed with her, she was back to her normal self. Started babbling away happily as if nothing was wrong. A while later, I went to my cupboard 2 steps away to get my shorts. When she saw me leaving the bed, she immediately started crying again and wanted to lunge out from the bed. I grabbed my shorts, went back to bed, and again she started smiling and babbling away. When it was time to switch off the lights, hubby quickly volunteered to walk to the light switch to avoid any further cries!
She has been drooling a lot lately, so I hope all this behaviour can be attributed to teething...