A day with Lena
I'm bad with words, always have been. I admire people who can just write whatever's on their mind. I'm always searching for the right words, so maybe starting a blog isn't the most obvious thing to do. But it has been on my mind for a while now. I just feel that I want to share more online than just the pictures I post on Instagram. At first I had the plan to introduce myself in my first post, about the way we raise our girls, my work as a Montessori teacher and where I came from and where and how we live now and what I like. But there was too much I wanted to put in that one post, I just didn't know where to start. That's why I just begin this blog with a day from last weekend, when I took Lena to the Zoo.
Lena really likes having a little sister. Wherever she goes, she wants Doris (or Dorie, how Lena calls her) to come too. So when I told her we were going to the Zoo with just the two of us, she got a little upset, "But then I'll miss Dorie and she'll be all alone" she said. But when I explained to her that Doris was still a bit too little for the Zoo and spending the day with daddy, she was okay with it.
Ever since Doris was born eight months ago, Lena and I haven't spend much time with just the two of us. We had breakfast or coffee a few times, went to the library once and went grocery shopping a few times, but never a whole day. The other days when I'm with her, her little sister is there too. And even though I try to give both girls as much attention as they need, they always have to share my attention between the two of them. But not today, today it was just her and me.
It really was a perfect day. Lena was chatting away from the moment we stept outside till the moment we came back home. And the weather was perfect too, It was one of those great sunny autumn days that brings out all the beautiful colors of the leaves on the trees and on the ground and make the world look pretty.