Sweet tooth… dentists!

At what age do children start dipping into the sugar bowl for that sweetness?

Rhys has started already at only 25 months! Is this an indication of him having a sweet tooth? Is it cause for worry? He seems a bit young to be starting this early in his young life. And he is a boy!

I don’t know many guys who have a sweet tooth… actually can’t really think of one right now. The occassional slice of black forest cake for them yes or chocolate sprinkled doughnut, but guys…. at least that I know… do not really love the sweet stuff like some of us babes do. The thought of chocolate…. I’ve actually lost my train of thought. Chocolate, God bless the woman (has to be  a woman) who invented it! Oh and white chocolate, is not chocolate, its just a sweet without cocoa.

My father used to pamper me so hard, I was his princess and one of things he used to love to buy for me was chocolate. Not one or two bars but a whole box of chocolate almost everyday. With my sweet tooth, I would never complain, just enjoy to the fill with my friends in the neighbourhood. We had a kind of gang that I used to lead with a boy called Makopa… the good old days. But that’s a story for another time.

Anyway, as a result of the chocolate indulgence, I used to have to see the dentist alot. Too much for me to the point that I considered it enough for my lifetime. So I decided to take good care of my teeth, which are one of my best assets and haven’t had a reason to go see a dentist in over 10 years.

Unfortunately, a growing wisdom tooth with some gum interference caused that good record to end. Going to see the dentist was horrid horrid HORRID! As much as the dentist was really nice and we were having good conversation, the bad memories I always had were right on point. At the end of it all, he tells me I had been a good patient because I didn’t cry! Right!

I wouldn’t like Rhys to have to go through those dentist ‘issues’, so will have to try to keep this sugar licking in check. Don’t want to have a ‘sweet’ addict.

Unless the sweet is me… 

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By Sybella Posted in Life

This and That

The other day, was heading home in a taxi at about 22.00hrs (10pm for the lay man like Tandra… hahaha) and usually I am listening to the ipod while reading a book so hardly take notice of the other passengers in the taxi…

But this evening, I decided to look up and low and behold, all I see are men men and more men. I was the only female in there!

Some years back, we had a problem with thieves getting into taxis in the park and then stopping it and robbing the pasengers dry, left only in their underwear. I thought of that when I was in the taxi at that point. That is like a horror story for me.

Misery is being robbed blind in a taxi on your way home…. Beyond misery is being robbed and left in only your underwear. And now I can see people asking, is there a problem with her underwear? Hmmm….

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Rhys is amazing. The young man is already technologically gifted. When he stays alone with Kaka, and is watching Teletubbies, he sometimes gets to the DVD player and switches it off. Now his Kaka don’t know how to operate that machine so it either stays off or he waits until another family member appears to his rescue.

So the other day he switched it off and then looks at Kaka who assures him that he is so on his own. The young man first made some of his usual protests that comes with being a 2 year old and then he calmed down and thought…. got the remote and promptly switched it back on. I guess remembering what is usually done in such circumstances.

That’s my boy… NASA hear we come!

By Sybella Posted in Life

No One…

I just want you close
Where you can stay forever
You can be sure
That it will only get better

You and me together
Through the days and nights
I don’t worry ‘cuz
Everything’s going to be alright
People keep talking they can say what they like
But all i know is everything’s going to be alright

No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I’m feeling
No one, no one, no one
Can get in the way of what I feel for you, you, you
Can get in the way of what I feel for you

                                                                          No One, Alicia Keys

Those words are for my boy and my father. I listened to that song a lot when travelling and it seriously consoled me. 

By Sybella Posted in Life