Lunching with Rio

Monday 4th July 2016

One of my two Dubai besties is in the early stages of pregnancy. We meet today for lunch at 1pm before her meeting in our favourite spot, The Pavilion. She shares her seared salmon with Kingsley and he sits quietly for half of our lunch date enjoying her company, the salmon and (most critically) the home videos on my busted iPad mini.

No longer do I find myself apologizing for the use of an iPad to tighten control over this boy. He is wild and active, curious and athletic during all waking hours, and our favourite activity these days is shooting videos and playing them back to him…while he sits quietly to eat. And bonus: I get to have a decent conversation with my best pal! Which do-gooder dare argue with that?