I wish I had the time and energy for more words tonight, but I’m really beat and need to head to bed. Here’s what I will say:
Visiting a foreign country with Ezra is so, so different than going childless. Obviously.
The highlights are:
+ You learn to sleep in again because your kid is doing it, and man is it awesome.
+ You never skip meals.
+ You learn to explore all the playgrounds and you learn that kids have somewhat of a universal language regarding sharing and the like.
+ You spend as much time outside as you can.
+ On that note, while you love eating at restaurants, take away is your best friend as service abroad is much slower. Plus, who doesn’t love eating in a park with an accordion playing nearby?
+ You cherish and value your friends abroad even more than normal as they welcome you into their home and let your child take over their house / toys / musical instruments.
+ I am a bit embarrassed about how little sight seeing is happening over here.
+ Forced daily naps. Wait, should that be a highlight? I’m thinking yes.
+ There is no hiding that you are an American when your child is yelling constantly about trains, cars, buses etc. We have become the loud Americans. For shame.
+ Never enough time. Just like life back at home, there just isn’t enough time in the day when a toddler is involved.
Below are today’s photos. They include: An amazing food market, a wonderful playground with a fantastic water feature that Ezra adored, and dinner at Kevin and Ina’s (and Olivia’s) where we had reindeer pizza (not lying!) and the kids played all kinds of musical instruments. Enjoy!