Time for a little update from the Hernández-Franssen house. To say that the last weeks have been rough would have been the understatement of the century. Apart from all the chaos that came from buying a new house, moving and renting out our old place, the bichin started daycare in September basically meaning that he has been getting all the germs and every possible form of flu you can think off.
There you are, as a first-time-daycare-mom dropping off your little “baby” for someone else to take care of him for the rest of the day. Yes, you have been postponing this moment for a year so maybe he´s not so baby anymore, but still he´s your baby how on earth is a stranger going to take care of him?
Now that the bichin turned 1 in July we thought it was time to find a daycare as well for the times that we are working. Grandparents are obviously nice but something with interaction with other kids, playing together, and, especially, not getting incredibly spoiled were decisive factors for us. Yes, I know that grandparents spoil their grandkids per definition, that is kind of part of their job description, but if my dear bichini spends 3 or 4 afternoons a week at his Spanish grandparents the whole spoiling thing could be a little less in my mind.
There you are, after a year of hard work and the chaos that this motherhood gig brings, finally the holidays are there. Two weeks of relaxing, beaches, nice food, reading and sunbathing. Call me naïve, but that is still somewhat how I started this trip. Yes, obviously I knew it would be different this time going on holidays with a kid (less relaxing probably) but still, I did not really count on a working holiday.
This weekend the bichin turned one year old, which we celebrated by spending the day at the beach in Valencia before going on holidays (to paradise on earth just an hour flight away). It sounds cliché but I can´t believe how fast this year has gone by and how much has changed! Looking at the pics from the first weeks, it´s hard to imagine he was so tiny! And it´s amazing how much he has evolved in this year and the last weeks (or maybe couple of months) he is much less “baby” and more like a small boy (Hello, toddler!). It was not only his birthday, but also my 1st anniversary as a mom.