i’m an uncle!!!
last tuesday, at exactly 5pm, liam fourie was born! i’m so happy!
this might come as a surprise to my family and friends, as i’m notoriously scrooge-like when it comes to babies. i just really am not interested and i can’t pretend to be. i look at a baby and i see… a baby. like a seed. and i don’t get excited about seeds.
in fact, if i’m honest, for the most part i find babies really annoying. all that crying and neediness…
thats not to say i don’t want one of my own! i definitely do, and can’t wait to, but other people’s babies…
but it was all different when little liam was conceived. from the first moment i heard that johanita was pregnant i was just so excited. i didn’t know what had come over me! i didn’t expect to be so excited at all. i’d thought about it and was looking forward to it, but when i heard the news i just suddenly felt so happy! 😀
now he’s arrived and i just can’t wait to meet the little guy! i’ll be going to south africa for a while in early january and then i’ll finally get to see him and talk to him and see how’s he’s doing.
my affinity for him is especially weird if one considers that i’m not even his real uncle! quintin (the father – wow, its weird to be calling quintin a father!) is my friend, we’re not related.
but it feels as if we’re brothers. we’ve known each other since he was 4 and i was 5. in fact, it was just before my 5th birthday when we met. i still remember it, i was walking outside and i heard a crash. i went to see what had happened and saw that he’d crashed his bike. we got talking and it wasn’t long before we were both crashing our bikes, up and down the street. into pavements, in gutters, into cars, down ditches. we must’ve thought we were stuntmen or something? i don’t know, it was just fun to crash into things 🙂
and now he’s a dad! i’m so proud of him.