Netflix…. The enemy of many mom´s productivity and to-do list. We were kinda late guests to the Netflix party but since we arrived I am hooked. Apart from starting some old-time favorites from scratch (Gossip Girl, don´t judge!), I recently re-discovered an obsession I have always had with a tv show, Nanny on Tour with Jo Frost.
Terrible twos, threenagers, and many other terms that basically describe the little terrorists our cute, innocent babies turn into as a toddler. The bichin is 19 months now and we are starting to notice that the terrible two are approaching: tantrums and drama are starting to get a bit too normal. Luckily, his daycare organizes “Parent school” every trimester and last week the topic was the famous toddler tantrum. Perfect timing! There was a pedagogue / child development specialist to explain tantrums, where they came from and how to deal with them, and what she explained on the different types of tantrums was definitely a game changer for me.
A couple of weeks ago I shared how we finally managed to get the bichin to sleep by himself. And seriously, it has been a bliss. During bad nights he still wakes up a couple of times (especially when he has a cold or something, this can turn into a lot of times) but he goes to bed without any complaint or a single tear. Hallelujah!
Since we both have different native languages and we wanted to incorporate English in our household (sorry Spain, but we´re just not very impressed with the quality of English here so we figured it would be better to just speak English at home instead of those classes), we already decided before the bichin was born that we wanted to be a trilingual household.
As far as sleep goes, we didn´t win the baby lottery. The bichin was born with his eyes wide open and this kind of set the scene for how he tackled life. Eyes wide open and sleep was for losers. So yep, no unicorn baby in this house who spend the majority of his newborn days sleeping. Therefore, the advice of “sleep when the baby sleeps” I got from so many people was a little frustrating, what if you have a baby that doesn´t freaking sleep?