A few first unfiltered shots…enjoy!
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A few first unfiltered shots…enjoy!
Do you know these families who have a certain area around their home for the first years after a child was born?
"Aurora needs her nap time in her bed."
"Lucas is not sleeping anywhere else."
Or worse, the parents who need the whole children equipment from bottle warmer to rocking chair, the ones who are not able to improvise and stick to their patterns.
We are not like that, neither our child nor we.
We love to travel and the easiest for me ist to travel by car.
You throw all you need inside and off we go.
We spent already lots of time in the car so it's a bit like a second home.
If you don't expect it you'll find a diaper (often when you indeed need it) or jacket which we thought lost.
Yes, it's a bit messy and I admit that we are at the end of October and we still have the beach umbrella in the back and Tuscan sand on the floor, that's us and I love it!
The best of these messy details is that they don't matter, what matters is that we have a big radius around home already and that we know we can go in whatever direction and we are happy.
A travelling toddler who sleeps everywhere is worth the mess.
His seat is based on cookie crumbs and our family is based everywhere.
He sleeps apparently everywhere when he is tired. What he needs is the reassurance that we are around and that he is safe with us.
Everything else doesn't matter, it can be loud or quiet, sunny or dark, crowded or peaceful, when he is tired he grabs our hand or hugs us tight and off to the land of toddlerdreams.
But what about sleeping times and nap times?
We don't have them.
And before someone starts to argue how important steadiness is…we love that we don't have them!
He is 18 months old, he sleeps when he's tired, he eats when he's hungry and we give him the freedom to grow without a strict schedule as much as we can.
Latest with 6 years when he starts school this life is over as he cannot go to school when he likes or stays in bed longer in the morning when he's supposed to be in his class.
What are 6 years compared to a lifetime?
We should cherish these first six years where our kids are mainly free little birds.
The kindergarten (Kita) for kids under three started for us in September and he's doing it great.
He has a nap time there and he's actually napping and he eats when they all eat.
Children are able to adapt quickly and they know which rules apply where so why should we limit his freedom at home?
We are now on our way to my parents and he sleeps in his car seat next to me while I'm writing and my husband drives, this is our on the road life, one glance at it.
Most people tend to make life more complicated than it is. What is really important, especially with children?
Now! Now is all we should focus on. Our children could be our teacher because they know how it works by heart.
BE HERE NOW (look at your child and soak in the love).
At the end of the day WE are important, the core of our beings.
Our travelling toddler is happy, and so are we ♥️ that's the essence of life, isn't it?
We are since two weeks in Italy and simply enjoy this first real family vacation and the dolce far niente (the sweetness of doing nothing) or dolce vita (sweet life) 😊
Here are a few impressions:
Tyrol – we are in Italy
I and the doors – I love to take pictures of doors – this one is in Verona
Verona Centro Storico
Arena di Verona First steps into the sea
San Vincenzo Marina
So much to discover in Volterra
Alabaster near Volterra
Our honeymoon is booked…
One of the last steps of the wedding preparation is done.
I finally booked our honeymoon – yeah – Ibiza, we will come for two weeks!!!
I honestly can’t wait for the relaxation part to start soon. Sure the wedding itself will be the most exciting part but I feel more and more tired of planning.
To have holidays in near sight gives me a good feeling as we can relax completely as Mr.&Mrs. then.
Why Ibiza and not the typical spots like Maldives, Seychelles or Caribbean Sea?
Who wants more than 10 hours flight time if we have so nice places just around the corner? We don’t want to start the honeymoon with a jet lag.
Ibiza for sure is well known as a party island but what we did is checking quiet places not near to the tourist region and we found something hopefully nice with the sea in walking distance and empty beaches around us. If we need action we still can drive into these areas. Most important for us was a quiet place, palm trees to sit below with a book, beaches where you don’t have to lay down between strangers, a small hotel with breakfast outside instead of standing in a row for the buffet and so on.
I will for sure let you know if we made the right choice but I have no doubts.
The smaller island on the picture is Formentera, we may take a boat trip for one day to check it as well.
Enjoy the sunny week as best as you can.