How I know my son is an island baby!
How I know my son is an island baby! We are lucky enough to be raising Arthur in the Seychelles. Since he was born here this life is all he knows, but we know just how lucky he is!! I think if we had to move back to the UK tomorrow, there would be some fairly big differences in Arthur compared to other kids his age! So I thought I’d put together a little list on how I know my son is an island baby!
- Amongst his first words are: Bat, beach, boat, fish, as well as his own special version of the word swimming. If this doesn’t make him an island baby I don’t know what does!?
- He is a little fish. We’ve taken him swimming since he was 6 weeks old, at least once a week but usually more! He is so confident and happy in the water. Apart from when we took him to the UK to visit the grandparents he has only ever swam outside!
- He walks around all day in just a nappy…..frankly anything more is too hot!! Hell, if I could get away with walking around like that all day I would too!!
- The closest he’s ever got to being cold was British summer time!
- His hair is sun kissed and he has a perpetual tan despite my best efforts with the sun cream. In fact his tan is better than mine!
- He’s never been to any special baby class, there aren’t any!
- His best friend is our neighbours cat!
- Rain is a novelty to him and he’s very excited by it!
- He hardly ever gets bitten by Mosquitos, when he does it doesn’t bother him at all!! Everyone we know (including us) when they come to the Seychelles for the first time gets munched on by Mosquitos and the bites itch too!!
- He’s happiest when he’s outside, preferably at the beach!! Playing in the sand is the best! We took him to the beach for the first time when he was 1 week old!!
- Toys aren’t really that interesting to him….give him some stones, sticks or water to play with and he’s made up!!!
- Arthur thinks his grandparents live in my iPad! Thanks to the wonder that is Skype!!