So, here’s a bit of update.
On my house-help issue, a new girl (she came highly recommended) started last week… so far so good. A little bush but can be brushed up. I love the fact that she speaks Igbo to my kids and seems very kind, especially with the way she talks to them. After day 1, they had already warmed up to her. The old girl is still around because I wanted my kids to get used to this new lady first. So she will be leaving at the end of the month, which is also when her school term ends.
I also laid off the older nanny I had, nice lady but she had outlived her usefulness. I got her because my youngest was at home but now he goes to playgroup. Basically, she just comes to my house to eat and sleep and was beginning to feel like a madam in my house. Imagine her telling my husband that he should talk to me because I am spoiling the children. Two weeks ago I scolded her about something and she was like “eh aunty let me tell you my own oh, I want to be closing earlier oh, my husband is complaining”. This is someone who doesn’t even come on weekends, closes by 4pm twice a week, and the moment you scold her she has a scowl on the whole day -which affects how she treats the kids. Anyway I pray this new girl lives up to my expectations.
Moving on, I have a little dilemma: my younger son will be 2 in April and I don’t know what to do about his big brother (he is 3 and a half). How can I explain to him that it’s his brothers birthday without him wanting his own cake and present too?
Talking about my younger son he is so funny, he is very quiet and pensive for his age; he can talk but we hardly hear him talk. On the 9th, I heard him sing “twinkle, twinkle little star” for the first time. I was so excited!
I entered for a Celtel contest where the star prize was a trip to Seychelles. I didn’t win but I am going to South Africa next month with dh (God willing). An organisation he works with is paying for his trip so I am tagging along. It’s just for one week so that will be our honeymoon (after 5 years)! I am really looking forward to it, because we just started having some peace after almost one month of serious matrimonial squabbles.
HAVE A BLESSED WEEK EVERYONE!