Thursday, September 6, 2012
A little bit about the trip
We took both boys...they were on their best behavior - some of the time!
I found it challenging to keep my three year old in a happy mood. When he is bored - he is whiny or fake crying/yelling. If you resort to discipline, it turns into a full out screaming temper tantrum. So we tried to keep him distracted and avoid getting to the point where everyone is in a bad mood. Not easy, and not always possible. We used bribes and bought quite a few toys - many of them from the thrift stores.
The little one eats everything we do, more or less (he refuses most pureed food). He still loves to be in the wrap. So he was ok...until the flight home. Sorry folks!
Favorite meal was at BioMio in the meat packing district. Or maybe sticks and sushi? The food was amazing! We researched where we wanted to eat before we left. We knew it was going to be expensive, so we cooked at the apartment we stayed at a few times to offset the cost of dining out.
Favorite activity was thrift store shopping (of course) and people watching. Copenhagen is the city of sensible shoes. I saw maybe two women in heels. I suppose that is because everyone bikes everywhere...or maybe because skinnies and sneakers is such great look!
Favorite memory, my son reaching the top of the round tower to proudly announce: 'Mom, I just farted'...every tourist who spoke english started to laugh.
I couldn't shake this feeling while I was there of how lucky I was. If I ever return to the city, the sites will be imprinted with special memories of when my children where just babies...I tear up when I picture us as empty-nesters, making a return trip...knowing that I could no longer cradle my youngest in my arms and carry him around with me all day.
ps. I have one more post in me, about people watching...and I may even show you my new pair of sneakers!