Friday, August 14, 2015
Visiting Aunt Dasia (Photostory)
Just a reminder, Kendra and Darius are brother and sister. They are niece and nephew to Camille Langford, on their mother's side. Well Dasia is their aunt on their father's side.
Kendra is visiting Dasia. She wants Dasia to get to know Cameron better. The more future babysitters she can secure the better. Dasia made a few more changes to her home. She still has a ways to go. (I removed the stairs to give them more room.) The wicker shelf on the right hand side is a recent thrift store find of my mom's.
Cameron has just been fed, and Kendra is trying to get him to burp.
"Have you started feeding him a little cereal, yet?" (Dasia)
"I give him a little at night to help him sleep longer." (Kendra)
"So how are you adjusting to motherhood?" (Dasia)
"I'm doing well. You know how long Nate and I were trying to get pregnant, so I couldn't be happier." (Kendra)
"I only ask because I had a really bad case of postpartum depression when I had Carmelia. There were days when I didn't even want to see her, let alone take care of her." (Dasia)
"I can't even imagine. They talked about that in my birthing classes, to prepare us, just in case. Did you take drugs, or how did you deal with it?" (Kendra)
"I went a few times a week to talk to someone and managed to slowly come out of it. Thank goodness I didn't experience anything like that with Kaleb." (Dasia)
"Here, would you like to hold Cameron to remind you of those great baby moments with Kaleb?" (Kendra)
"I'm not too big on holding little babies. I prefer them when they are up and walking." (Dasia)
"Oh come on, auntie. Cameron wants his great aunt to show him some love." (Kendra)
"Hand him over." (Dasia)
"So what is my nephew up to these days? Is he still dating Nikki? Isn't it about time they tie the knot? What in the world are they waiting for?" (Dasia)
"My name is Bennett and I'm not in it. Last I saw him, he was doing great. He drops by to play with Cameron sometimes. I really can't tell you what's going on with him and Nikki. She comes to visit me, but they don't usually visit me together." (Kendra)
"I think I will invite them to dinner and see if I can't get a vibe as to what is going on." (Dasia)
Just then Dasia hears the door open downstairs.
"Honey, is that you?" (Dasia)
"It's me, Mom!" (Kaleb)
"Come on up and say hi to cousin Kendra." (Dasia)
"What's up, cuz?" (Kaleb)
"Not much." (Kendra)
"Look at you, looking all grown up." (Kendra)
"There you go clowning again. Just because you have a baby now, don't make you grown." (Kaleb)
"It kind of does." (Kendra)
They both start laughing.
"You just make sure you don't bring any babies here." (Dasia)
"Oh Mom. Stop." (Kaleb)
"What are you doing here? I thought you had a full day of classes." (Dasia)
"My psych class was canceled, so I thought I would stop by and get something to eat." (Kaleb)
"Your dad and I pay an awful lot of money to that school for your meals. You need to start eating them." (Dasia)
"That food can't touch your food." (Kaleb)
"Flattery is not going to get you very far." (Dasia)
"Maybe not, but it will at least get me a good lunch." (Kaleb)
"Nice to see you again, cuz. Tell your brother I'm trying to catch up with him." (Kaleb)
"I will, the next time I see him. Take care." (Kendra)
And with that, Kaleb heads back downstairs to raid the refrigerator.
Terrance is patiently waiting for Racquel. The Howards are getting a later start to the beach than they planned. The car is packed. Baby Shay is in her seat and Terrance's patience is growing thin.
Finally Racquel emerges from the condo.
"Well it's about time!" (Terrance)
"How much stuff do you need?" (Terrance)
"Sometimes I think you forget that we have a baby, and that babies require lots of stuff." (Racquel)
"Come on. We're running late and I don't want to get caught in the early afternoon traffic." (Terrance)
"Hey pumpkin. Do you hear your daddy complaining? Good thing we're going on vacation. Maybe he can learn to relax." (Racquel)
"There is nothing relaxing about sitting in rush hour traffic." (Terrance)
And with that, they are off to the beach.
Dasia showing off her first pair of colored jeans. She loved the lime outfit so much, she wanted a pair of jeans and a full sized (not cropped) turtleneck to go with them. I still have to make the turtleneck. Colored jeans will be hitting the store, soon. There will be lime green, red, light blue, and tan, to start.