Sunday, August 24, 2014

Bittersweet II

My cousin asked me if I could babysit (for the first time) both of her kids yesterday evening, for half an hour.

My uncle brought me the kids (the boy is 2, the girl is 4) and they were extra cute. They were excited to come to  my appartment.

It was lovely.  We continued the work with this book that I bought for the girls last month:
(I bought many children's books in the last decade, but this one is my top favourite. All the children just love the book).

We were very busy putting stickers to Grenland when my husband came home. He was surprised to see the kids since he didn't expect them. He asked the kids: "Where do you have your mummy?"

The little girl has a great sense of humour and she joked: "We don't have our mummy here since we didn't bring her with us. We have here only mummy Klara."   

Bittersweet. Again.

I love those two children.

And I love my cousin for letting me be a part of her children's lives.

Bittersweet I

This is a post that I had in mind for over a month, since the day when I invited two princesses for a sleepover at my home:

Both princesses came. I had them for 20 hours. And it was just wonderful. We played outside. Read books. Discovered the world through stickers & colouring. Having a treasure hunt (together with my best friend's children). Eating pancakes with Nutella. 

(but - it was already after midnight, that the both girls were so filled with adrenaline that just couldn't sleep - and I was exhausted... this was the only time I regreted the idea).

It was lovely. Wonderful. But also bittersweet. Because I could experience all the fun things I could do with my own children.   And I never will.

Though, the end was sad. The girls were picked up separately. The first came my sister-in-law to pick up her daughter. Obviously my sister-in-law expected that her child would run to her arms and be happy to go home. But, my niece started to beg that she wanted to stay longer with me, that she would ask my cousin  to drive her home half an hour later.

The sister-in-law  didn't handle it very well, she started to argue with her child and it ended so that the niece started to cry.  And this was exactly what my sister-in-law waited for. So she gave my niece a punishment: she is never ever allowed to stay with me together with her beloved cousin again.

My niece was sad, she started to cry even harder.

I was sad. 

But, there really isn't much I can do.

It is hard to love nieces and to have posessive sister-in-law.

Luckily I still have my cousin and her two children.

Sunday, August 10, 2014

Looking forward to autumn

I am enjoying a beautiful summer. I am outside a lot: 
 - cycling
- working on my vegetable garden
- swimming in the sea 
- swimming in the alpine lake 
- walking in the forrest
- picking up blueberries
- picking up porcinis 

Being sad because of my childlessness? No, no time for that :) 

My top favourite hobby of this week? Planning our next holidays, on the other side of the world. As you can see, there are plenty of books to read.