Tuesday, 15 September 2009

Hobnobbing with the larnies

We are in Johannesburg for two weeks, visiting some good friends of ours who we very seldom see these days.
It is surreal being here. The last time we were here, things were very different for us. We still had more than enough money in our wallets, in those days. We also never had Jesse-Lee yet...
Which may or may not be related.
I'm just saying.
And, man - you never know just how un-baby-safe other people's homes are until you get to stay in their homes and your toddler thinks it's an adventure park. I am going to be EXHAUSTED after these two weeks!!! I am like her shadow, walking around behind her saying "No, Jesse, don't touch!" every three seconds. Poor child! She's going to think "Nojess" is her full name, after this!
But, wow, it is SO GOOD to spend time with one of my very best friends again, after all this time. I have missed her SO much. Tomorrow all our galpals are getting together and taking all our kids to Monte Casino's bird park. Should be fun!
We'll chat some more later. I think my girl is waking from her nap! Here we go again. I'm on duty to protect my friend's treasures from a little monster's fingers!


Ms. J said...

I actually keep a bag full of those electrical outlet covers in my luggage, just for places like this, to keep Lil Pumpkin safe. We also have a cheapo, temperoary baby gate we toss in the car and drag out if we feel the need at someone's house.

I know what you mean, though. Some people's house are like KnickKnack Central! But hey, it's their house, and you just try your bestto balance your kid not getting injured and their posessions remaining intact, hee hee!

Kelly said...

Yes, it's a full time job protecting people's stuff and your baby!