So yes, I am typing this on the ipad at home. I should be sleeping but my throat aches so much that I cant - waiting for the new pain meds to kick in. Yesterday afternoon I thought I had a bit of a cold, by last night I struggled to swallow and this morning I felt plain miserable. I hardly slept last night with an aching throat and left ear. This morning I popped into the office, made sure that the most urgent work will be done, had a quick meeting and made an appointment at the doctor. On my way there I stopped at Makro to buy the boys some Lego for their birthday ( at the moment they have 20% off on all Lego) . It turns out that I have a huge throat infection spreading to the ears due to a most probably seasonal allergy post nasal drip. I think my body just called it a day - the stress and pace of the last two months just got too much. He recommends 2 days rest. Alas, it will be hard to do at the moment. Tomorrow I have an important meeting early but am planning to come home afterwards and try to get better by sleeping it off.
Enough about me though - I want to share some moments I want to remember.
Yesterday afternoon after I picked up the Princess we stopped at our local Spar for a few things and as she stepped out of the car she spotted a R5 coin, which she immediately planned to spend at tuck shop. Then she saw the blind lady we often give a few rands to and decided to give her the R5. She told me it made her feel way better than the sweetie she would have bought. A moment I will never forget.
Sunday at the lunch table I told the kids how much I loved them. L looked at me and said " ek is lief vir jou" (I love you). It's the first time ever that he has said this to me. A few weeks ago he said it to Hunter, unprovoked, but I will never forget this moment. If one has waited so long for these words, they are so much sweeter.
Saturday morning I was busy showering C with kisses. This little Bear if mine adores his snuggles and kisses, but he looked at me and said "yeg!Gross" My first reaction was, this is too soon. Where has my little guy gone to? Not even 5 yet! And then I caught the twinkle in his eyes as he gave me a hug and a kiss, another moment I will never forget .
I can hardly believe that in just a few days my babies will be 5! Gosh, time flies. Cherish the moments.