es wird! / it’s getting there!

(English version follows below)

Dieser heutige Sonntag stellt sozusagen einen Meilenstein in unserem Elterndasein dar. Nicht nur konnten Karsten und ich heute beide morgens im Bett liegen bleiben während die Kinder nebenan im Kinderzimmer alleine gespielt haben (das wir trotzdem um kurz nach sechs geweckt wurden ignorieren wir mal). Nein, wir waren auch zum Frühstück bei Bekannten eingeladen und saßen tatsächlich 1,5 Stunden (!!!!) mit ihnen am Frühstückstisch und haben uns unterhalten, während alle Kinder friedlich miteinander gespielt haben. Der Hobbit mit seinem Kumpel, den er von der Tagesmutter kennt, und die Große mit seinem großen Bruder, der nur ein Jahr älter ist als sie. Das war das erste Mal seit Geburt der Kinder, dass wir so lange ungestört beim Frühstück sitzen konnten.

Nur einmal, da musste der andere Vater kurz aufstehen und schimpfen, weil sein kleiner Sohn im Nebenzimmer mit Holzkugeln versuchte, die Fensterscheiben einzuschmeißen, während unser Sohn daneben stand und sich die Ohren zuhielt.

Es wird, würde ich sagen!

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This Sunday may enter history as a milestone in our life as parents. We were not only able to stay in bed this morning while the kids were happily playing together in their room (let’s ignore the fact that we were still woken up shortly after six, shall we?). No, we were also invited for breakfast at the family of the hobbit’s playmate and we managed to sit down and eat and talk undisturbed for – wait for it – 1,5 hours!! While all the kids (ours and the ones of our friends which are almost the same age as ours) were playing peacefully and in a talk-friendly distance to the breakfast table. It was the first time since the birth of our children that we were able to have such a long breakfast and to actually have a conversation without being disturbed in between.

Just once, the other father had to check on the younger kids and told his son off, who was throwing wooden balls against the window, checking if they could break, while ours was standing next to him, blocking his ears.

It’s getting there, I tell you!

 

 

About erdhummel

Familial entropy - that's an insight into our current life which has been fundamentally changed last summer when our daughter was born. Having studied in Cottbus, Germany, and worked/studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, we momentarily live in a small town in Switzerland where Karsten is trying to save the environment and Freddie is trying to save our sanity. Since there is not much time for elaborate, long emails while doing that, we thought a blog might be a good option to smuggle ourselves into the lifes of our friends.
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