Certain bits of music/songs makes Thomas cry – inconsolably. When he hears/sings our National Anthem, he starts choking up at the second verse and his face crumples up and disintegrates. I have this CD of Lize Beekman’s Lullabyes – he used to love it as a baby but if he hears it now – same disintegrating face. Chris Chameleon’s CD Kyk Hoe Lyk Ons Nou – the first track about the Afrikaans language also sends him off – I love the track but can only listen to it if he’s not around. Some of Damien Rice’s music too. Bagpipes, let’s not even go there! Eva Cassidy – a favourite from babyhood is also a taboo now.
Now I know that I’m the same as well. I cannot sing the National Anthem without choking up and it doesn’t matter if I’m drinking beer or tea while watching a match – always huge lump in throat! And certain bits of music also makes me very emotional and weepy but is it ‘normal’ for a toddler to have this reaction? Or is it hereditary and he’s just like his Mom whose bladder sits under her eyes most days?
My old soul in Newlands forest. This was the first time he walked by himself in the forest – no pram and no kiddy carrier.