So everyone congratulates you when they find out you’re pregnant, well it’s either that or they give you the evil eye for doing some socially unacceptable thing (let’s not even go there). Then they smile, give you advice and tell you how being pregnant is absolutely wonderful and beautiful. NEWSFLASH: It’s not! Well, at least not for all of us!
There’s a whole lot of sickness flying around (as if we need more trauma in this country after all the crime that has happened within the passed two weeks!). The worst thing that can hit your toddler is a fever. Fever’s suck! As my daughter is sick, I can only recommend to you what helped her; please do not use my advice as a replacement for a doctor’s consult (I know you won’t, but I’ve got to say that!)
Childcare.. an oh so necessary thing if you are a work from home mom, or just generally a working mom. Childcare may be cheap for some in South Africa but for others, an extra R2000 a month is a really deep cut for their monthly expenses. My family consists of four people, the creches in our area charge roughly about R3000 a kid, we are also a small startup business, do you think R6000 a month is fair on us for quality child care? I don’t think so and I know many other parents out there would agree!
Kids?!?! I mean, really, have you ever been in a situation where your kid was about to do something dangerous and you stopped them? Stopping them was awesome, you saved them from something potentially life threatening until they decided that they ABSOLUTELY WANT to attempt that dangerous thing and no matter how many times you say NO, they are still set on doing it? If you’ve met my daughter, you would know that she could try the patience of a Saint, not forgetting my son who now instead of 3 is showing me the attitude of a 13 year old!
So, my life being as hectic as it is, raised a few eyebrows with my immediate family and my husband decided that it was time to send me to the spa. Great right? Yep, I was so excited. Firstly, because all the strain that I was taking was actually noticed and secondly, because I had never ever been to a spa in all my life. I was super excited. I was also worried, super worried. Who would look after my daughter for the 3 hours that I would be getting pampered at the spa? Would she even stay with anyone? My son was no trouble. He would stay with my husband or my parents happily. Ralee however, always looked for me.