maandag 30 april 2012

Plaatjespost & Picture post: A day in the life of E. part I

We have arrived in the Netherlands where it's unbelievably cold. Thankfully the package of gorgeous girl's winter clothes sent by wisdom hat wearer and go-to resource on all things vampire F. has arrived safely, so we've managed to layer several sets over E.'s body, who had the shock of her life when she was carried out of the airport. A look of pure disgust was shot at the grey sky emitting icy drizzle accompanied by some fierce teeth chattering. The sky was not impressed and threw in some gale bursts for good measure. (Actually, according to local weather specialists it's quite mild for the time of the year.) Slowly we are adjusting, mainly by wearing thick skiing socks, fleece jackets and staying indoors. (Yes, all at the same time.) So I thought I'd take this opportunity to show you a bit of E.'s daily life.

E. wakes up around 6.30, eats a bowl of oatmeal for breakfast and heads off to daycare in time to receive a bowl of cereal as her second breakfast. I pick her up again at 1pm and after she has put on her shoes, we dawdle home past fountains and ginger flowers on our way to the next snack: fruit. In this case oranges, but possibilities are endless, including bananas ("NANA!"), grapes, rambutan, dragon fruit and mango. Papaya however has been firmly rejected following an epic fit of vomiting on the ferry back from Bintan.

This is when the real busyness kicks in. E. has a myriad of things to do, errands to run and household tasks to make sure all is well in the Tamtam world: ride the shopping carts, cut figures out of play-doh, reposition cuddly toys throughout the house and cover them with muslim sheets and pet them to death, phone some friends, reno the kitchen, play the piano and inspect the content of the tissue box. The day is concluded with a well deserved hot bath and the consummation of a proper bottle of milk, because E. knows her position in the family: "Baby!"

Next week part II: E.'s leisure pursuits. Follow her while she hangs with friends, sunbathes at the pool and explores the treasure trove that is Royce's kids gym.

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