Duncan and I definitely don't have millions of friends, and we probably never will, but the friends we do have are very special. We are blessed to have friends that we can just be ourselves with, share history with and journey together through the ups and downs.
Donné has been wanting to go on Cape Town's Wheel of Excellence for a while now, and seen as this was its last weekend of operation it was literally now or never. It is certainly not the London Eye, but it was a great experience on a beautiful day – we got to see a new perspective on the amazing city we live in. Grace, as expected, loved it and when it was all done wanted….wait for it….can you guess?…..MORE.
Grace on the potty at the back door
Donné did an assessment today which meant I got to spend the morning
looking after Grace. I was tired after going to bed at 2am (sorting
out tax and admin thingies) and definitely a bit grumpy this morning.
I have worked really hard so far this year, with really great results
to show for it – more things shipping, and happy clients – and it has
really required a lot of effort.
People often say children can be easily distracted and move onto new things quickly. Well it might be true for some children but in the case of Grace I can honestly say that it does not hold true. I took Grace to the library on Monday to return her books and take out new ones, but as soon as we had handed in her books, she wanted them back. I tried showing her new books that I thought she may be interested in, but each time she shook her head and signed to me that she was waiting for HER books. She kept on going back to the counter where we had handed them in and signing to the lady behind the counter that she was waiting. Eventually out of compromise we got one of HER books back and that seemed to satisfy her, well, until we got home that is…
Grace gave me a good laugh on the way to swimming lessons today. While
at a traffic light I turned around to see how she was doing and she
has a penne on one of her fingers and she is jabbering and acting like
it is a finger puppet. First giggle. Next time I turn around she has
one on each hand and we have a whole penne finger puppet show on the
go. Big laugh. Photo was unfortunately a bit late.
Grace was moaning and unhappy in the bath, signing “potty” the whole
time and not sitting down which is making it difficult for Donné to
wash her. So I turn to her and say, “Grace, just wee in the bath, it’s
okay to wee in the bath.” She crouches down, makes a pushing noise,
smiles and then asks for a stamp (which is one of her rewards for
doing something in the potty). 🙂