I had the best intentions of writing 5 posts last week for this week because I knew I wouldn’t probably have much time to write while we are visiting my mom but it never happened! So my poor blog has sat here, dead for the past week! How very sad!
My parents have just taken all the kids for a walk so I am using the time to get my internet/writing fix!
The week has flown by! We have been here 5 days already but it doesn’t feel like it at all. We have been so busy that by 19h30 we all fall into bed and are asleep before our heads hit the pillow. My 3 aunts were also up for the first 3 days which was so lovely. They live in Durban so neither my mom nor I see them often at all so it was really great to spend time with them.
And have we eaten! While my aunts were here my mom made proper meals for every meal time. So we ate and we ate!!! I am going to have to do a little detox when I get home (if they let my fat ass on the plane that is). But it has been great.
Holidays can be bittersweet though! David wasn’t able to join us this week and we miss him. As awesome as it has been, I still felt a gap where he should have been and I am now missing him lots.
I know I have said this a million times but it is not easy having family so far and when you visit you are reminded of what you are leaving behind. There is a pull to go home but also a pull to stay! I am not sure how David is going to drag us home in January after we have been here almost a month!
Kiara, particularly, thrives where my mother is. She transforms into a totally different child. At home she is never 3 steps from where I am and constantly checks on me, asks where we are going, goes with me everywhere but here I never see her. She doesn’t ask me anything – she just carries on with her own thing.
Of course, the added bonus is that it is beautiful here! Every day the sky is bluer than the day before. It has been chilly in the mornings but it warms up and is just stunning.