We made it!

This morning we conquered our first peak in a long time. We really love hiking in the mountains and via ferratas, but especially the latter has become impossible since the birth of our son Rafa. We have always taken Rafa out on mountain hikes, and on his first 2000m hike, he was probably two monthsContinue reading “We made it!”

Running out

Day 8/9 of covid. Slowly there’s light at the end of the tunnel. My throat ache is softening, and although I still cough, it seems to hurt less. I am tired at levels I don’t recognize, but I understand this may last for a while. Although Rafa and Lara no longer have clear symptoms, theyContinue reading “Running out”

We watched birds

We planned for another weekend getaway in the close surroundings. However, fate decided otherwise. Yesterday, our baby daughter developed a nasty fever that comes and goes. The poor thing goes from being almost normal to a little drunk idiot within a matter of minutes. Crazy what fever does to a brain. Of course it hadContinue reading “We watched birds”

Same boat, etc.

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.”

Bottomless pit

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”

Imposter parenting

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”

Well… It is supposed to be family time after all

Christmas 2021. We’ve chosen not to take the long-ass drive back to the locked-down Netherlands. Some people in the family circle choose not to get vaccinated, and several also refuse to get tested before meeting up. This, for me, is more than enough reason not to meet up for several days. There also has beenContinue reading “Well… It is supposed to be family time after all”

A day full of action (it’s all relative, eh?)

At 6.30 am, he decided he had slept long enough. I share the roof bed of our Ford Nugget with my two year-old boy, while my wife and the baby occupy the fold-out bed below. There’s more space there, and you don’t really want to climb up and down a roof bed with a tinyContinue reading “A day full of action (it’s all relative, eh?)”