I wrote yesterday’s post in the most horrible circumstances. We had arranged to meet up with Dutch friends with kids the same age as ours (under 3 and under 1). The location would be some kind of camping farm, or whatever. When we arrived yesterday evening, I brought the kids to bed, and this turnedContinue reading “Same boat, etc.”
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When you become a parent, you will go through a transition, and this is not a transition by choice. It’s a transition that just happens more or less naturally. Once you have kids, hanging out with the people without kids suddenly becomes a different thing. Your childless friends don’t understand you, and while you stillContinue reading “The transition”
Two sick kids beaming out vomit in every direction. That’s more or less what our last 24 hours looked like. Or well, more for Heike than for me – this time. After the week of projectile vomiting around Christmas, I’ve had my vomit baptism multiple times over. This time, work saved me. Yesterday I cameContinue reading “Bottomless pit”
This post was half triggered by a couple of posts I read yesterday about imposter syndrome. It’s also triggered by the events of this particular day… I’ve been a father to a beautiful son for almost three years, and he was joined by an awesome little sister almost a year ago. These two little tadpolesContinue reading “Imposter parenting”
Do we really look that weak?
“No, you better go back, take your car, and drive there instead,” the lady told us. “Walking there is too much, especially with kids.” We were a bit perplexed by this advice from the lady that occupied the entrance register of Krka NP. We were all geared up, toddler in the backpack, baby in theContinue reading “Do we really look that weak?”
Curb the perfectionism
I never saw myself as a perfectionist. I always thought I was perfectly fine with mediocre, but if there’s one thing that almost three years of parenthood has taught me, it’s that I am a perfectionist. And not just that. I’m hardcore perfectionist. And the feeling seems to only become stronger – or present withContinue reading “Curb the perfectionism”
A solid nine
After one and a half week away from home and sleeping in Airbnb’s and hotels, I finally arrived back home. I love traveling, I love seeing new places, but I also love sleeping in my own bed. Perhaps that’s why I love my campervan so much. At least I bring my own bed with meContinue reading “A solid nine”
The fourth wave – the highest of all
I had almost forgotten about the third wave, and the two before it. We were all feeling great, to be honest. This fourth wave, it sort of snuck upon us. We didn’t see it coming, and boom, suddenly it was there, with a force that outweighed all previous waves. Although there certainly are some parallelsContinue reading “The fourth wave – the highest of all”
Who are you!?
It’s been one week since the birth of my daughter. At first, it seemed like our two-year old son really liked having a sister. He was super cute with her, and really careful in touching her. A real caring brother. Nothing makes a father more proud than seeing a young toddler being so caring towardsContinue reading “Who are you!?”
Today it is Ascension Day – a day that we of course all well know for, well, whatever. I wasn’t raised Christian, so to be honest I couldn’t care less what it is known for. It is a public holiday (at least in Germany and The Netherlands), which means I get to spend the dayContinue reading “Daddy issues”