People always say kids can be so cruel but kids can be so very sensitive too. Like Wenchy’s Victoria on Saturday.
It was Wenchy’s birthday and we were celebrating at Mama Tembos. A lot of fun. At one stage I was standing outside with Tommie and her kids. I stood next to this wooden African woman.
Victoria looked at this and said that the woman looks like me…? Kinda perplexed at this, I said she doesn’t really … she’s taller than me. That’s true she says. She’s also thinner than me, I say. She walks up to me, pats me on my back and says with compassion:
“That’s okay. That really doesn’t matter”
Mama Tembo is pretty unique in that it is all African. Drinking out of a glass bottle is not unheard of.
When you get your meal, you also get this bowl. Knifes and forks, sauces and a toilet roll.
Liam, Wenchy’s son, walks up to me all excited. “Did you see we get free toilet paper!” “Yes, I said … that’s cool hey” (joining him in his childlike joy). Tiny silence and then in a soft voice “I think it’s for afterwards”
Got to love kids!