Sometimes I’ll get lame and write about my daughter in my column for The Malaysian Insider. So sue me!
Evil spirits have invaded my baby!
By Zan Azlee
APRIL 22 — I’ve been feeling guilty these past few days because I’ve been haunted by the fact that my one-month-old daughter Athena Azlee had her first outing at a shopping mall. So I decided to take time off from work and whisk her off on a real trip. And how real can you get than Colmar Tropicale, the fake French village in Bukit Tinggi.
Now a lot of people tend to think that a baby so young shouldn’t be brought anywhere new because she might just get “disturbed.” I have a friend who also had a baby the same week I had mine. He was telling me stories about his son crying like mad in the middle of the night on a regular basis.
“I don’t know what kind of evil spirit is bothering him at night,” he told me during breakfast one morning.
“Evil spirit?” I responded.
“Something is bothering him at night. He only keeps quiet when I hold him and shout out ‘Whatever you are, stop bothering my son! Subhanallah!’”
“Right, buddy! All babies cry at night. And most babies keep quiet when you carry them too.”