|no fear when it came to horses|
,One evening, we ask Rain our daughter, to go and borrow some sugar from our neighbour, who is the welfare officer of Joubertina, our closest town. After a while she returned in a state of excitement and asked us if we could please come and look at the cutest little boy next door. Tossie, our neighbour, had told Rain that she needed to find a tempory foster home for him, as his mother was not in a good space and asked if Tossie could find a home for him for 3 months..
|After a busy morning|
|Did not like his hands dirty|
Our lives obviously had to adjust enormously, as we had totally forgotten what is was like to have a toddler around again. Our farmhouse, for starters, was definitely not toddler-friendly and breakables had to get put away, as well as the lovely open shelving in the kitchen had to get closed up! Occasional sleeping-in and Sunday afternoon siesta's became a thing of the past and night times became something to look forward to, as he literally begged you at 7pm sharp, for his "botty" and he would go down without a peep till 6am the next morning. His speech also developed in leaps and bounds, his first clear word being "Star", one of our dogs names. In the morning, after he had just woken up, you would be greeted with a cute little exclamation of " hi!" and a broad grin... and so our day with Luaan would start, with a big smile and all the enthusiam he could muster.
|Loved collecting horse poo|