Banele | Attachment (secure/insecure), Drive, Expectation, Fathers, Parental protection, Presence/absence, Siblings, Silence
Banele’s siblings (besides Zanele) are leaving for church. He has crawled to the kitchen door from which they are leaving. They wave to him and leave. Dad calls him and Zanele back towards the living-room. Dad plays with Banele, encouraging him to follow and catch dad’s wallet, which he is placing a bit out of reach for Banele.
After a while, dad askes Zanele to fill Banele’s bottle with water. As she does this he passes out instructions to her. She returns with the bottle and as Banele starts to cry, dad begins feeding him as he sits on dad’s lap. Zanele looks on from a distance.
People you will meet:
Sihle Older Half-Sister
Siyabonga Youngest Half-Brother
Skhumbuzo Oldest Half-Brother
Thando Oldest Sister
Zanele Youngest Sister