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Wednesday Adventures With Lev

Vid and I have accurately figured out that Lev is a kid made to run around outdoors. It’s where he is happiest, it’s where he can get into all sorts of mischief and usually get away with it, and it’s where he’s actually most open to listening.

Especially lately, when it’s clear that we’re neck deep into that 2-3 year old tough stage, it would seem that it’s best if we just stay outside as much as possible, doing a bunch on different things, let him get dirty, run around, get more dirty, and run around some more. He’s got bundles upon bundles or energy and I truly, honest to God ask myself, when it’s 9 PM at night and I’m virtually standing asleep and he’s still singing and bouncing in his bed: “How, howwwwwwwww???”.

Anyways, as I’ve written before, Wednesday mornings are for our little adventures and we ventured out to the park yesterday morning to get those wiggles out and load up on sunshine. I’m so amazed by how much he just loves running around, bouncing off slides, climbing up ladders and doing all sorts of other stunts. And I’m even more amazed by how he’s ready to listen and how easily we can “make deals” when we’re out and about. At home it’s a different story altogether and I truly feel at my wits end sometimes trying to figure out how to calm certain situations.

I’m kind of superstitious and believe in signs and all that so I kind of think Montpellier was meant to be in my life. Heidelberg is where I went to tennis camp, I lived in Barcelona, I played tennis in Kos, the Olympics were in Rio… See what I mean? No? OK, I’m just crazy then haha!

When cars fly, things break, there’s running and racing and bumps and bruises, and the dog willingly goes into “his corner” to hide, and there’s spilled water on the floor a minimum 3 times a day because , well, I don’t even know why… Etc. etc. you get the point, right? I know it’s a phase and I know that patience is needed now more than ever (as is wine :-)), but still, pretty hard at times, don’t you agree fellow moms of “wild” kids?

One thing is for sure, life with Lev is most certainly an adventure in every aspect and I feel like he teaches me something new every day. It’s true what they say, our kids teach us just as much as we teach them, if not even more.

OK, that’s it for today, we’ve got the carnival at Lara’s school and there a little ninja turtle that still needs a little convincing on the costume.

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Z Vidom sva dokončno ugotovila, da je tale naš Lev narejen za življenje zunaj. Po mojem bi se v divjini odlično znasel. Zunaj je nasrečnejši, saj lahko teče in nori kot ga je volja in ponavadi ga nihče pri tem ne ovira kaj preveč. In zanimivo, ko smo zunaj na prostem je še najbolj dovzeten za poslušanje. Tako, da zadnje dni, ko je očitno, da smo globoko v  tej “zanimivi” in iskreno povedano, včasih kar naporni,  fazi 2-3 letnika, najboljša rešitev za norčije to, da smo veliko zunaj. Ne vem kako premore toliko energije, saj je po celodnevnem tekanju, igranju, in ne vem čem še vse kot nov, medtem, ko jaz praktično že stoje spim.

Skratka, kot sem že omenila, sredina jutra so za najine dogodivsčine medtem, ko čakava, da Lara zaključi z dopoldanskim poukom. Včeraj sva se tako odpravila v park v mestu, kjer že nekaj časa nisva bila in ker je mamici doma zmanjkalo mleka in si je na poti želela privoščiti en fajn “latte”. Obojestransko sva se odločila, da se fino utrudiva in bo tako popoldanski počitek bolj prijeten. No vsaj Levov, moje sredino popoldne je ponavadi preživeto na Larini gimnastiki. Dopoldne je bilo čudovito, sonček je sijal, mali je norel in karkoli je bilo treba sva se zmenila kot “ta velika”.

Doma je jasno čisto drugačna zgodba in moram priznati, da se mi pogosto zdi, da bom preprosto znorela, ker ne vem več kako bi ukrotila tega mojega hudička. Avti letijo po zraku, pes se prostovoljno umakne v svoj kot, da ima mir, najmanj 3x dnevno kozarec z vodo konča na tleh, itd. itd. Saj smo na istem ane? Vsaj na podobnem?

Zavedam se, da je vse to samo faza in da sedaj bolj kot kdajkoli rabim dobro mero potrpežljivosti (in vina haha), pa vendar bi se včasih najraje zaprla ven na balkon pa naj se sami porihtajo tisti, ki so ostali noter. No, lejte kako sem uvidevna, raje dam sebe na balkon hihihi.

No, eno je jasno, življenje z Levom je ena divja dogodivščina in vsak dan znova potrdi, da sva mu odlično izbrala ime. Pa tudi vsak dan me kaj novega nauči o sebi, o meni, o starševstvu… Res je kar pravijo, otroci nas naučijo ravno toliko kot mi njih, če ne se več!

 

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