Last night I had a tired, upset toddler.
We Skyped with my husband’s parents, who are in South Africa. My toddler was so excited to see his “Ma and Pa” on the screen… He was showing them Woody (Woody never leaves my son’s hands!) and showing them how he can recite the alphabet…. We skyped for a long time and when it was time to say bye, the tears started.. My toddler wanted to play with Ma & Pa and couldn’t get why his Pa couldn’t chase him… I tried telling him that they were in South Africa, which prompted the reply “I want to go to South Africa”…
He was very tired, but it pulled at my heart strings how upset he got cos he couldn’t see his grandparents. They just recently visited for a month and my son had a blast with them (they’re ‘young’ grandparents… they chased him around our house and played with him for hours… It made me sad because there’s a lot of milestones and things they miss out on…They do visit every year, but I wish we were able to see them more often – especially now with our second baby, again, there will be so many milestones they miss out on.
Posted by chelseak, 10th July 2013