We’re home. We got back from Berlin (safely!) and turned around and went to my Dad’s cottage for two weeks. Now we’re getting used to being back at home with a few small but significant changes:
Malli is out of diapers and finished with breast feeding. I’m thrilled about the diapers and sadly content — contentedly sad? — about the breast feeding.
K. shaved his beard and revealed his face for the first time to anyone he’s met since 1989. The kids kept stroking his cheeks and Malli repeated “it’s the same dad, it’s the same dad” a few times to reassure himself.
Akka has a new confidence in the water and, although she’s not swimming yet, she’s becoming more and more adventurous. We opened a pile of mail and found some forms to fill out for kindergarten starting next month.
And, the cottage has a new kitchen which means that now that I’m home I see renovation opportunities at every turn…