The Initial Phase


I’ve been meaning to write this post, any post in fact, for the past couple of days. However something always comes up, indefinitely postponing this post till I have some moments of quiet and peace. And it seems that the late hours of the day is the only time I find such time, and by then I’m always exhausted. It seems my body and mind are still recuperating from the exertions of the past couple of weeks, and I’m still not totally ‘me’ yet. I need more hours of sleep and less time running around.

But the plus side of this all is C’s reaction to everything. My normally cheerful baby is now ten-times more happy – she ‘sings’, she is in her element with her grandparents – especially her nannu who is her most favourite person at the moment, she’s meeting younger folk, and she has more space and room to run around and explore. She’s had a play-date at Ramla where C and her friend Karolin spent  the better half of the day running around on the sand, sharing food and toys and getting dirty, she’s had a birthday party which she spent playing in a ball-pit, absolutely refusing to come out of, and only doing so by letting out screams and cries which shocked other children and parents, and she met Jean with whom she stayed playing with star-blocks and books, and then insisted on sharing his cup and milk-bottle. With another friend Mirei she shared her crayons and pencils so that they could ‘daw’ together, until she then refused to acknowledge her anymore and snatched them away, proceeding then to run off shouting and yelling, ruining a peaceful Sunday afternoon tea at Xlendi for many. My friends’ children are becoming her friends and it’s a lovely thing watching them interact.

So we might have a hectic fortnight coming up, we might be mentally and physically drained and the thoughts on our minds are becoming more and more muddled up and confusing, but putting an exhausted C to bed at the end of the day, removing her strawberry-stained clothes from her tired body and have her cuddle up to you for her bedtime bottle, beats all that and pushes the rest to the side.

Here are some shots from the past couple of days –

I finally rid myself of the awful roots I had going on. Five hours on that chair, and I emerged a new woman!

I finally rid myself of the awful roots I had going on. Five hours on that chair, and I emerged a new woman!

We enjoyed a morning at Ramla!

We enjoyed a morning at Ramla!

C and K had their first play-date together. They weren't playing together ALL the time, but they did share a few toys by the end of it all.

C and K had their first play-date together. They weren’t playing together ALL the time, but they did share a few toys by the end of it all.

At her happiest - running around freely with no apparent supervision!

At her happiest – running around freely with no apparent supervision!

Enjoying (and destroying) Nanna's flowers...

Enjoying (and destroying) Nanna’s flowers…

She spent two hours playing with the balls last Saturday. The rest was spent crying and throwing tantrums when we tried to take her out.

She spent two hours playing with the balls last Saturday. The rest was spent crying and throwing tantrums when we tried to take her out.

Don't look back. Just move forward x

Don’t look back. Just move forward x

 

 

 

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