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Friday, 29 July 2011


This Thando (Th pronounced T), Maria my housekeepers granddaughter. Thando lives with her grandmother while her mother is studying in Johannesburg. When grandmother comes to work Thando comes to. 

Thando has been coming with her grandmother since she was about 6 months old, she is almost 2 years old now.

Thando in her favourite spot to watch the world outside.

When I get home in the afternoons Thando and the three dogs are waiting at the gate. Thando follows me into the house clapping her little hands, for she knows that nKhulu, (isiZulu for grandfather) has brought her something nice to eat. 

Little children have no idea of race, to her I'm just another familiar adult in her life.


Desiree said...

Wonderful observation, Phillip! And so very true...would that it would always remain so!

What a little cutie Thando is...looks as though she'll be keeping her Grandmother on her toes :) It's so sweet that you bring her little surprises.

Jo said...

Hi Phil, she is the sweetest little girl and looks quite a home in your house. I love the description of her waiting at the gate with the dogs for you to come home. What a lovely welcome. Wrap up warmly this weekend. Love and blessings, Jo

Kay L. Davies said...

Waiting at the gate with the dogs, clapping her hands at the sight of you. I think she loves you, and not just the nice edibles you bring home. What a wonderful welcome that must be, too. She's adorable.

—Kay, Alberta, Canada

Gorges Smythe said...

The young of most species are adorable. It's the adults that are a pain. Guess that goes for humans, too!