During the summer I wrote about our potty training journey so far which was actually going surprisingly well. I wouldn´t say we had potty training down in a few days, but the basics were definitely there in the first week. But, that´s when the fun started…. Obviously, being more or less potty trained at home was relatively easy but when we started travelling for the summer holidays and staying at different places (= different potties) we sometimes felt we went straight back to square one.
We´re back at home! After a month in the Netherlands and a week in Menorca, it´s really good to be back at our own place. Spending so much time with friends and family was the best, but coming back to your own little house and not living out of a suitcase is actually quite nice. However, what I did realize is that actually, I didn´t miss much stuff. And I am mostly talking clothes. When I did the packing for this long trip, I had to really minimize the stuff I was bringing for myself because packing for a toddler for so long is quite a challenge. Especially if you realize we went from fall weather in the Netherlands (e.g. long pants, jackets, long PJs etc.) to beach weather in Menorca (e.g. beach towels, swimming gear, some buckets to play with, summer PJs) so I had to bring it all. However, I never really missed my clothes and was fine with a few basics that I wore a lot (to be fair, I did borrow a few items from my sisters + mom, but still i had the smallest choice of clothes ever), so my mission for this week is to downsize my closet a bit since obviously I don´t need it all.
Another week flew by (seriously crazy how fast time is going!) and this bump update is from the Netherlands. On Monday I flew here with the bichin and C flew on Tuesday (but to Amsterdam with the Spanish national team). We will be here for the next weeks and I am currently working from home (so lucky i can do that with my job) while the little guy is enjoying time with family. It´s great to be home but the weather SUCKS. Like, give me a good reminder of why we moved to Spain kind of suck! So we kinda went down almost 20degrees and it´s grey and rainy…awesome! But the little men is enjoying being outside with his rain boots anyway and I am stuck behind my desk anyway so just hoping we can get some sunshine in the weekend.
So this post has been on my to-do list for quite some time but somehow all the time something came up and I have basically been a bit of a mess these past days so now is finally the time to give you an update on how it has been going so far for us. As preparation, I read quite some posts of other fellow bloggers and I also read the book Potty Train in a Weekend because you know, I like things to go fast and efficiently so if we could do this in just a weekend, I am in. (The book was ok, very straightforward I would say and most info is also mentioned in blog posts) Here´s how it went for us and what we did.
So, if you´re usually the one that is always up for a wine with your friends, doesn´t go to hockey training without having a cold beer on the terrace afterwards and generally are fan of a nice drink with dinner or on a terrace in the sun, keeping a beginning pregnancy a secret for said drinking buddies might be quite complicated (I realize I might sound like an alcoholic now, believe me, I am not. I just live in Spain and love me a good wine).