Tuesday, October 31, 2006

can't hurry shopping

Today I realised that you can't do anything in PNG whilst in a hurry.

I went grocery shopping and was stopped many times by strangers wanting to hold Madison. It's a weird thing. I guess white babies are much more rare in Papua New Guinea and perhaps they don't feel comfortable asking a less approachable person! Perhaps I should smile less :-)

It was quite funny today as two young girls (they were students from the local TAFE) who actually wanted to take him for a while and bring him back later. I think I drew the line with them holding him in the supermarket aisle! But it was funny as they held him for AGES. One of the girls even commented that she wanted a 'white man' so she could have a cute baby.

I was keen to finish the grocery shopping, but there wasn't any hurry...


  1. I love your updates Kym!! That picture of Kelly holding Madi is just beautiful, so reflective and gentle. Love it. My goodness, I can't believe he is 5 months old already! Can't wait to see you all in December! Yes, one way or another I will make sure I visit once you are back in Australia!!

  2. Oh my, it does go fast doesn't it. 5 Months. I can't believe it. Poor you! all that packing, and it is not like you can just pack it all in a truck and have it drop everything off around the corner! Must be exciting to come back, but sad to leave what you have become accustomed to over there. Oh, I must send you details of Rochelles e-mail. I spoke to her the other day and said I would pass on the info, but she does not check her mail very often, so I did not race. Maybe I should have though, as it has been a few weeks now! I will get on to it!

    Love seeing your pics, and hearing what life is life in PNG.

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