Of Nappy Dashes and beach naps

April 25, 2011

Dear Max

We are home from our weekend in Cape Town and you had a great time of treats, naps, new places and faces.

Our Twitter moms get-together was fab – a blind date of sorts at Nitida wine farm that was without awkwardness, silent spaces or disappointment, and I finally met the posse of Amanda, Tania, Heather, Sally, Janine and Candice, and reunited with that that slag fab woman Tertia

Then it was a mad dash -literally – to UCT for the 56m Nappy Dash. I wish I could say that you loved it, wanted to get out my arms and onto the field for a beautiful totter alongside other happy toddlers and babies, but then I would be lying (plus my Twitter feeds said otherwise). You were clingy, miserable, only wanted to be with Dad, and once you were reluctantly out his arms, you pretty much wailed until the finish line. I have often cried on finish lines for very different reasons, and I do hope that if you want to one day, by choice (and not your mother’s insistence), you can get to cross finish lines with tears of joy, or bigger smiles on your face.

Pre-race carboload

On your marks... (number at the back because you ripped it off your front)

Set and gone...

After action, satisfaction (and refuelling with Flings - your race number back in the front for official-photo purposes)

The next day was our Two Oceans race, and at 4.30am we bundled you up to take you to Justine who would babysit you for the day. Thank Gd for good friends… You cried when we left, and I feared you wouldn’t settle, but I got a Whatsapp a few minutes later to say that you were settled and almost asleep. Thanks Max – this has probably ensured us further babysitting from Justine and fam in future. Nice! When I finished the race, in what felt like 24 hours later, I got messages from Justine and Peter along with pictures, assuring me you were fine. In fact, so fine that you pretty much woke up to a strange place and people contently, you didn’t whine or cry the whole day, you ate a lot, frolicked on the beach, loved playing with Jess and MIa, and had fallen asleep on the beach for a few hours.

Beach play (they even got a hat on you - I can never get one on you!)

Beach babe... (excuse the poor quality of pics - they were taken from a Blackberry. *snigger*)

Once again, it was a pleasure to be with you on a trip, seeing old places through your fresh eyes, and being able to giggle with and learn from you. Looking forward to many more…


Sunset from Camps Bay

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  • samcy

    Sounds like you had an awesome time away.


    April 28, 2011 at 12:19 pm Reply
  • acidicice

    It was lovely to meet you, even if it was really quickly. I’m glad Max had a good time in CT. Maybe I’ll take Babyice for the nappy dash next year!

    April 29, 2011 at 12:59 pm Reply
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