Monday, 14th April 2014
My wife wanted to go walk in a nearby field instead of her usual skipping. Gio and I went with her. Gio was excited to keep crossing the drainage that ran across the road.
Later, when being dressed, Gio found the brush with which I have brushed his hair maybe three or four times in his life. He actually put the brush to his hair.
Tuesday, 15th April – Cartoons
While watching a nursery rhymes video, there was the sound of a sheep bleating in Baa Baa black sheep. Gio imitated the sound. I told my wife and she said he usually does that.
Gio seems to have tired of the nursery rhymes. When I put it for him, he complained. I put one that we had not played for a while. He watched in silence.
The nanny was feeding Gio while (she was) watching TV. Gio was whining a lot. I asked why he was whining. She said she didn’t know, maybe he wanted to get off his feeding chair. I did not believe her. Gio was making no effort to get off the chair.
“Put for him his video,” I said.
The whining stopped when the nanny turned off the TV programme, even before his video started playing. Gio sat silently in his chair and watched the video.
My wife was not in the house when Gio’s bedtime came. The nanny changed and dressed him and I put him to bed and he cried a bit. Then he started making pooping sounds. He slept. I spoke to my wife and told her I thought Gio had pooped. Should I change him? She said, yes, he likely won’t wake up. I should just change him on the carpet. So I lifted Gio, put him on the changing cloth on the carpet. He had indeed pooped. He was drifting in and out of sleep, but generally slept through it.
Wednesday, 16th April
Chilling like a boss
Thursday, 17th April
My wife suggested we cary Gio’s car outside for him to ride it there. I said he would not be interested. Turned out he was interested.
Good Friday, 18th April – Broken Cup
My wife, Gio and I went to visit a friend. Gio, as usual, was happy to walk up and down. There was mostly someone following him about to avoid/prevent trouble. At one point, my feet were cold. I voiced this. Four of us adults concerned ourselves with covering my feet with a shawl.
We heard a crash. Gio had walked to the kitchen, opened a cupboard and dropped a cup to the floor. So much for adult supervision. I think this is Gio’s first ever breakage.
Saturday, 19th April – Cop Station
We were on our way to visit a relative. A policeman flagged us down along Waiyaki Way. He asked for my driving licence. He asked me to step on the brake. Your brake lights are not working. He directed us into the police station. Dear Lord, I prayed, please get us out of this mess. My car key was taken. I got booked. 5,000 cash bail he said. The three of us stood around.
We made a call to a magistrate friend of ours. She made a call or two. The cop in the office called my name. The boss has asked me to help you, he said, giving me back my licence and tha car key.
Phew! Thank you Lord. We immediately went and replaced the brake lights at a cost of about 200/- including labour.
Sunday, 20th April
I carried Gio in his carrier so that he could fall asleep. I then put him in his cot. I thought the carrier would make him uncomfortable, so I decided to pull it off. This was not a smooth process, but stayed asleep, rather to my surprise.
Our Marriage Enrichment Group was meeting at our house today. When the first couple arrived with their daughter who is about six months older than Gio, Gio seemed rather excited to see her. He made sounds and was pointing at the video that was playing.
They two of them kept walking up and down and the child gate was put to good use.