Archive for Sue Pietersen

Thursday 28/06/90 – blowing

23 years ago this is what I wrote in the diary…Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience….

Hughan had a great time with Willem blowing out the flames on his lighter. He has started blowing well.

We visited friends in the afternoon.

Wednesday 27/06/90 – Cars

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23 years ago this is what I wrote in the diary…Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience….

Hughan and I went to play school again today. The play school have been given some little cars for the children. Hughan enjoyed playing with them

We went to the farm in the afternoon.

Tuesday 26/06/90 – Hughan pushes the coffee table

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23 years ago this is what I wrote in the diary…Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience….

Hughan helps push the coffee table into place and automatically sets off for his little chair, which is in the bedroom.

I find his best time of the day is straight after breakfast, he has the best attention then.

Today we played with puzzles and matching colours.

Vil’s sports day. Hughan went in the young brothers race.

Monday 25/06/90 – back to Mafeking

23 years ago this is what I wrote in the diary…Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience….

We spent most of the day on the road, taking Willem’s Mum (Granny Dawn) back to Mafeking.

Saturday 23/06/09 – Baby Cousin

23 years ago this is what I wrote in the diary…Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience….

Over the weekend we went through to Mafeking to see Willem’s family. His sister has just had a baby and a little boy that they have called Sean.

Hughan loved the baby, his cousin. Granny was also there from Zimbabwe, so Vil was very excited to see her again.

Granny has a hearing problem so she feels very close to Hughan. We brought her back to Gaborone with us for the weekend.

Friday 22/06/90 – Wanting to go to playschool

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23 years ago this is what I wrote in the diary…Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience….

Play school again. Hughan makes such lovely noises in the car on our way to school. Every morning he points to his schoolbag and pulls at the handle and talks away.

I know exactly what he wants, he wants to go to school.

His Play School Teacher mentioned today how he is venturing off by himself.

Thursday 21/06/90 – Coffee Table

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23 years ago this is what I wrote in the diary…Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience….

I have started moving the coffee table, that is in the centre of the lounge, near the one large window in the lounge.

Hughan gets his little chair from the bedroom and puts it at the table. I sit on the carpet and face the light (window).

Our main topic today was the Lego.  We made a house, a car and played with the Lego playground set. Hughan is vocalising well.

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Wednesday 20/06/90 – Play school

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23 years ago this is what I wrote in the diary…Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience….

Hughan and I went to play school. Hughan joins in well with the children and today was the first time that Hughan has been letting my hand go and doing things for himself.

He is also becoming more aware of the children talking, watching their faces etc..

We went to the farm in the afternoon.

Tuesday 19/06/90 – Crumpled paper

23 years ago this is what I wrote in the diary…Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience….

Willem’s still working at home. Willem gave Hughan a piece of crumpled paper and held it near his face and told Hughan to put the rubbish in the dustbin.

Hughan walked off with the paper and went into the kitchen and through the paper away in the dustbin.

As you can imagine we were all very pleased with him. He thought this was great. He did this several times.

Monday 18/06/90 – a bomb in Gaborone

23 years ago this is what I wrote in the diary…Helping parents with hearing impaired children through our experience….

A bomb went off in the night at Kalahari Ford (the Ford motor dealership in Gaborone), where Willem works. Destroying a car completely and blowing the roof off the showroom, shattering windows – also windows on the buildings across the road.

Willem had to dismiss staff and come home to work, while the building was being rebuilt.  Unbelievable damage was done, with police and all sorts asking questions and trying to work out who might have the incentive to do such a thing.