Hey there! It’s been a while and in that while, I’ve been soooooooooooooo busy. At work, I’ve had two massive projects go live in the last 10days and all my focus has been on that every.single.day. I’ve even been considering getting adult nappies the office hours…and I’m not even joking. Of course I’ve been extremely tired with late days at the office and juggling the household and I just want to know, like seriously – as an adult, ARE YOU EVER NOT TIRED??!!!!
Anyhoo, that being said – I am alive! Almost 100% recovered from an viral inner ear infection that I picked up about 5/6weeks ago and I’m off to Mauritius tomorrow. Yes, you read right – MAURITIUS 🙂 🙂 🙂 For work. But I’m fortunate to be going a day earlier and a few colleagues from the office are taking myself and the other South African guy around the island on Sunday! Yay for us.
In other news, my parents are officially moving back to Durban after being semi-permanently based in Jo’burg for the past year. It’s really been so amazing having them around. Popping in to say hi whenever, the kids have loved having them so close by picking them up from school and at soccer and cricket matches, and then of course, having the extra hands around and my mum just dropping a pot of food off every now and then just because. In fact, the last few weeks would have been almost impossible for me to cope had it not been for their help. We will still see them probably every few weeks or so, but it’s going to be a big adjustment not having them 10kms away.
My little sister moves in with us at the end of the month for a few months and we’re really looking forward to having her around, especially the kids. And her little sausage dog Bailey ❤
I feel like I need another separate blogpost for this – not that I haven’t blogged about it before, but I need to vent!! – Ethan came home yesterday having left 1 school shoe at school (it’s a Woolies one that’s totally black on the inside so impossible to label – any suggestions????) and a pair of pants. Guys, I bought the shoes LAST WEEK, I’m not even joking. When my sister fetched him from school yesterday, he was beside himself because he was scared that I was going to kill him. My sister asked my mum to call to calm him down (I was on my way to a team build and she didn’t want to bother me) and my mum in turn called me to tell me that he was hysterical when she spoke to him – crying non-stop – and you know Ethan is my emotional child in the best of times… can you imagine how he is when he’s done something wrong?!?! My response: he should be scared that I’m going to kill him because I AM!!!!!!!!!!!!! Any suggestions on how to make him learn?
At some stage, I was keeping a running lists of funny things the kids said under Ethan-isms and Riley-ism but you know, the kids grow up and suddenly you’re discussing how they got into your tummy if God didn’t cut your tummy open first to plant them inside (Riley at the tender age of 4) and there’s no more funny little quips but more deep conversations that need to be tabled with somebody else other than me, hehe. But my conversation with Ethan earlier this week if just too sweet not to share. So I gave him R30 to buy a wrap for lunch at school as we didn’t have any bread at home (I only realised this at 5:50am…do you now understand how busy I’ve been?!?!). In the car on the way to school, the following conversation went down;-
Ethan: Mum, how much money do you have left?
Me: From what?
Ethan: After this R30, how much money do you have left?
Me: Nothing, that was the last R30 I had in my purse so I now have no more money left.
Ethan: So where are you going to get more money from?
Ethan: Can’t you go to the bank?
Me: No. Remember I told you that the bank just keeps money for me, it can’t give me more than I’ve put in. So this R30 is the R30 that I took out of the bank to give you so now there’s nothing left in the bank.
Ethan: Can dad give you money?
Me: No he can’t.
Ethan: Mum, you can have this R30 back.
Me: But what are you going to eat for lunch ‘cos this R30 is for your wrap?
Ethan: It’s okay mum. I can fast today. You can rather take the R30 so that you can use it to buy food.
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Funny how the last R30 that I gave him then didn’t jog something in his mind when he left his brand new shoe at school yesterday…I mean, if I didn’t have money for food, where am I going to find money for school shoes, hehe.
Anyway, it’s the end of our first full work week in South Africa in forever! I hope that you guys have had a good one. Enjoy the weekend xxx