DIARY NOTES – In 1990, 23 years ago today this is what I wrote in the diary.
Hughan is saying quite a lot of words now, he tells me when he wants me to change his nappy.
He says “up” all the time. He says “o” if something is hot. He has said “baba” for a baby a few times now.
I find when I am working on a word and I pause and expect a response, he tries hard to repeat the word I have just said.
Today when Hughan woke up I expected him to say “up” and he did not respond, so I refused to oblige. It took a while and a few tears, but once he said it I showed him how clever he was, and then I picked him up.
I find when this happens he tried harder afterwards to communicate with his voice when there is something he wants.
Hughan’s face lightens up when I stayed to Hughan “daddy’s home”. He rushes off to the door, opens it, and has a beam from ear to ear when he sees Willem.
Willem is the greatest in Hughan’s eyes.
Hughan also loves getting Willem’s shoes out of the cupboard every morning. He never makes a mistake, he always produces a pair the same.
They also brushed their teeth together.
Hughan is trying to dance to music now. I play ‘Mango Groove’, which has a good beat to it. Hughan loves to feel the vibration from the music in the speaker which I put down to his level.
Willem and I are still planning to go to Seychelles. A very good friend of mine is coming from Zimbabwe to look after the boys while we are away. It will mean that life will just carry on as per usual. We will be away from the 6th to the 14th November, and I am due in Cape Town on the 19th to see you again. “yah!!!”
My housemaid will also be at the house to help my friend for any reason while we are away. Willem needs a break from work and I think the break will all do us all good.
We hope all is well in Cape Town and we are looking forward to seeing you again.
Cheers for now
This is a picture of Hughan with Vanessa in Cape Town.