Morning Blogging friends, I have a ton of work to get through today, but just had to share this with you…
Amongst our community – or maybe it’s just our naughty friends – if a couple is pregnant, and they are late for a function or whatever, we always joke that the man was busy “making the nose”, “finishing the hair” & “creating the ears” etc on the baby (in Afrikaans “aan die hare gewerk, aan die tone gewerk, die ore aangesit”)
I must mention to you, that among the two boys, they got a healthy balance of both BooBoo’s and my looks. B2 got my curly hair amongst others, TA got his dad’s rather straight hair
So yesterday, while I was busy in the bathroom (I have no rest in my household, I have to lock doors, close windows, and put up a “Do not disturb” sign to get some peace and quiet). B2 walks in while I’m still busy.
B2: Ma, why didn’t you make my hair right?
Me: (confused) But when I cut it last you said it was fine?
B2: I don’t mean that. Why didn’t you make me right?
Me: What do you mean, you are perfect (of course he is!)
B2: You still didn’t do it properly!
Me: I don’t understand (rather dof I later thought)
B2: If you had kept at it for longer, maybe I would have got straight hair.
The penny drops (points to above “het ore aangesit”) Shit. Dunno if I must laugh or not
Me: *desperately hoping I’m wrong* What do you mean, Baba?
B2: Ma, you’re not dom. If you had done it for longer…….
Now I can’t contain myself any more
Me: Hey, I’m your Mother!!!
B2: Maybe an hour would have done the trick. And I could have gotten smaller ears as well
B2: (just carries on asif it’s a one-sided conversation) When I make one, I’m gonna stay on it for 5 hours. Make sure I get it right…..
Of course, BooBoo and TA thought it was hilarious. I don’t find it funny at all (anymore). SexEd must be banned until they are 30.
I think I am ready to trade my kids in now. Any takers?
Have a fantastic day, hope to catch up later