Where I am from in the Netherlands, the carnival is big so as kids we always dressed up and had a blast in February. (And as young adults we dressed up and had the perfect excuse to party for 5 days in a row). Luckily for me and for my childhood memories, in Spain the schools also celebrate carnival and this week the bichin has celebrations at daycare.
When coming to Spain from the North of Europe, one of the biggest cultural differences is the way lunch is done. Where in the Netherlands (and many neighboring countries) lunch is usually a quick sandwich which takes half an hour max, in Spain it is a warm meal, usually with different plates and often takes at least 45min to an hour. (And on Sunday you can easily make that 1,5-2hours!)
What a week, I am so ready for the weekend! Let´s hope the bichin will also understand the concept “weekend” because my oh my, he has been waking up at insane times this week. One day it was 4am, the next one 5.30am and today it was 6.15am… Well, at least we´re increasing right, so maybe tomorrow it will be back to a more sane 7am? (A mom can dream right)
Next up in “I Don´t Know How She Does It” we have Naya from Lactivist in Louboutins. This ambitious mama is currently in the process of becoming a lactation consultant requiring her to study at night and doing an apprentice during the day while taking care of her kids and running her blog. Check out how this awesome mom gets it all done.
Dear nurse of my son,
Although I really think you’re a good pediatric nurse and truly value how nice you are to my son, I was wondering if you could maybe be half as nice to the moms that come with their babies to your practice? I know you’re very pro breastfeeding and probably you should be pro in your position since the pediatrics association recommends breastfeeding for at least two years. I get that, I mean wouldn’t it be amazing if all mamas could be breastfeeding their child for two years? But you being critical and judgmental on if and how long we moms breastfeed isn’t really helping anyone.