15th August 2016 – Bus Ride

I told Gio “Let’s go take a bus”

“Then we will sing ‘The wheels of the bus go round and round’?” he asked.

He seemed excited at the thought of taking a bus. He has only taken a bus maybe four times in his life.

As we walked to the bus stop, he asked question like “Where is the bus? Is the bus waiting?”

Image source: This interesting post

Image source: This interesting post

Inside the bus (a van actually), the wind was blowing onto our faces.

“The wind is blowing”said Gio.

The tout closed the window that was letting in the wind.

“He has covered it,” observed Gio.

The bus went over a bump, then another.

“The people in the bus go up and down”said Gio.

When we got out, I asked him “Did you like the bus?”

“Yes. I like the bus. The bus is so much fun.”


July 2015

01st July 2015
We went and bought a bike for Gio from an expat who was leaving the country.

20150701_211052b02nd July
My wife came home with a helmet to go with the bike.

The nanny changed Gio into his sleeping clothes and took him to sleep.
Afte a while, Gio started really crying. I wondered if the nanny had done something to him.
He went on for a while, so I went into their room and found him standing on his bed and crying. Maybe he was kneeling.
I consoled him and told him to sleep.
He settled down. I stayed a few minutes and left. No more crying.

9th July

Gio likes numbers written for him and things drawn for him.

Some of the art done for Gio now that he likes numbers and shapes:


11th July

Celebrating Mama’s birthday. (There were more guests than shown in the picture).


12th July


14th July
Gio’s pronunciation of numbers has changed:
‘Tor’ has become ‘four.’
‘Tat’ has become ‘five.’
‘Nenen’ has become ‘seven’ (or something close(r)).

18th July
Gio knows colours: Red, orange, yellow, green, blue, pink


20th July
The boy is bilingual.
Nanny: Usiweke hiyo kwa mdomo. Ni chafu.
(Don’t put that in yopur mouth. It’s dirty)

Gio: Dirty

28th July



Hello readers!

I hope you are well.

This blog is a little over a year behind. It will take some time for me to catch up with current events. 

In order to keep you updated and still slowly clear the backlog, I have decided to post current updates, and at the same time post the updates from past months. That way, not everything you read will be old, and I can post at any time without waiting for to first clear the backlog.


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