Sheesh

Have you ever had days when it feels like your blood is boiling and your whole body is on fire? Not the good kind… And not because of the heat…

Work is causing that feeling for me at the moment. At one point, a client was speaking to me and I think I had an out of body experience. And all i wanted to do was walk away! So much stuff was thrown at me at once and our industry is a sensitive one, need to deal with clients using kid gloves so it just got to me.  Thinking of Rhys’ smile and remembering his laugh helped with bringing me back to earth, but still…

Thank goodness today is Thursday, need some good loud rock music to get me back to normal… but some chocolate can do for now.  

Making friends

Yesterday was my birthday and went out to celebrate at Mamba Point and Rhys was with us. Hadn’t actually been there before, we had a really good time…

Wait, i hear someone asking, “How old are you?”, wouldn’t you like to know! Anyway, I am now 26 and the most amazing thing is that I am content. I actually realized that yesterday; grateful to God for my family, friends, a good job and got an un-expected promotion earlier this year (business cards are changing to show manager…. oooooh, it seems so unreal!) but most especially my wonderful boy. The thing is, on my birthday, I tend to analyze my life so far, what I have achieved but most especially what is lacking, which usually takes precedence, didn’t really figure in my thoughts because it doesn’t really matter that much. I have way too much to be thankful to God for. My Bible reading for yesterday was my favourite Psalm, Chapter 139. Really encompasses everything.

Ok, back to where I started… have started wondering from the point like some people…

Now while at Mamba Point, Rhys made a friend. A couple came in after our group with their son, Victor who is 15 months. Surprisingly, throughout dinner, Rhys sat very well behaved and didn’t get into any mischief. After a while, guess he was getting bored so he decided to walk around.  While adventuring, he saw Victor and their eyes met! They first ‘eyed’ each other like two cowboys waiting for the other to make a move. Then after a while, become bussom buddies, following each other around, sharing bread sticks and the like. It was sweet, even Victor’s parents were amused. So my boy has started making international friends, Victor be half English and half Italian, oba what be the big difference coz he basically be white.

He also learnt something knew yestersay, toasting! As in with glasses and the whole cheers thing. And he kept on doing the clinking of glasses (although he had a plastic cup), it was sweet.

All in all, it was a really good day.

The year that was…

With the begining of a new year, there is a tendency to look back on the past 365 days and basically reflect on all that happened. In my case, I will more or less reflect on the highlights of my boy’s life and growth. These are a few:

One day I got home so tired and just threw my body in the nearest sofa in the living room as soon as I got in. Rhys comes running, “Mommy, Mommy…” and then a torrent of baby talk and some words one can understand starts to pour his little heart out about his day. So we started having our usual evening kabozi. After a short while, he suddenly picked up my shoes and disappeared to the corridor and to our bedroom with them. Started calling him back, asking him what he was doing but he continued on so we let him be to see what he was going to do. A couple of seconds later, he came back with my house sandals and put them at my feet for me to wear. We were so surprised. I was touched, my boy cares about his mama.

The day he first called me Mommy, I felt so proud. It still actually amazes me almost everytime he says it. And when he really wants my attention, he will sit on my lap and put his hands on both sides of my face, directly looking at me then start,

“Mommy, Mommy, Mommy… tis dirty on the floor.” translation, there is an ant or insect on the floor.

“Mommy, Mommy, Mommy… tis fafa. Mommy fafa.” translation, I would like a wafer.

Rhys is a such a joy, I can’t imagine life without him.

Another of the highlights is his ever changing smile because of the increase of his teeth number. He got his first teeth really early, at 4 months (so you can imagine how much “fun” it made breast feeding). Well a friend of his, Malik, who is 4 months older than him had like only 4 teeth when he was 1 and Rhys already had like 8 at about the same time when he was 8 months old. Right now, he has 18 teeth! Yes, my boy is very special.   

New interest

The new show on the block for Mr. Rhys is now Elmo’s World.

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Now for those of you unfunky peeps who didn’t watch the cool shows when we were kids, Elmo is the red monster in the Sesame Street.  

Elmo’s World is actually good and educative and Rhys is riveted when watching. He actually also mimics the actions of what the kids on the show are doing, especially when accompanied by song. So at the moment, ‘Lala and Po’ i.e. Teletubbies has taken a back seat and we are so grateful.

Now its, “Mommy, Elmo (comes out sounding like omo at times)”, looking at me with his beautiful brown eyes that you can hardly resist saying yes to him. But when I am in a serious mode, those eyes won’t move me, especially when I am watching something like…. ooh, Johnny Bravo! He’s the man.

2008

Happy New Year!

It starts on a bit of a sad note in relation to our neighbours Kenya but we are praying that all that confilct will come to an end soon. Although it might certainly not be a win win situation! Compromise I guess.

I am off to spend 3 uninterupted days with Rhys… playing, running all over the place, taking serene walks in beautiful places… I know, I know… don’t hate Tandra and Mr. B2B.