I have had a few false starts on posts this week, being an au-pair is though work and I have just been too tired to sit down and write anything closely interesting to read. So I figure I will give you a short run-down on the events.
I left you on Monday with a set of missing keys. On Tuesday I was a tad bit tired and it was a little bit harder to get out of bed, so I cheated a little bit and bought coffee on my way to the train. Here I need to point out (all in the name of consuming) that the coffee was purchased with my coffee card that already had money on it. Since I can’t really get that money back, I might as well spend it, right? I did however bring a yoghurt that I could eat on the train, so I’m sticking to some of my shoulds.
After playing a bit with miss Kiddo and eating lunch, I made my way to my missing key hunt, going past the places I had visited the night before asking if they found them, I got my key back at the second place! Very nice indeed, now I keep an extra eye on those keys, not in the mood to lose them again! Since the little darling fell asleep as I was walking, I just kept walking. In total it ended up being about a two-hour walk, plenty of fresh air and exercise for me, which was exactly what I needed. I also managed to say hi to a couple of old colleagues as I dragged them out of the office for a part of the walk.
After lunch, I did some very advanced Lego building!Wednesday looked pretty much the same, now I started to get tired so no morning picture of coffee! It’s a very nice feeling when you haven’t been working for a couple of months, to not be perky enough to take pictures!
I was being a very proper Swedish au-pair this day, and made real swedish meatballs from scratch (mommy’s recipe of course). We were all so hungry that I took me a while to remember to take a picture, so half eaten lunch – here it comes;
I had no need to go key chasing however a walk was still in its place. Since the little lady didn’t seem to want to sleep that much we went to the park, where I let her run free.She did get tired after a while, and even though she didn’t want to sit in her trolley at first, she did fall asleep and another long walk with fresh air for me. It’s not until afterwards that I realized that I should have started Endomondo these two days, just to see how far I actually walked.
Thursday was a slow kid-watching day, as the girl’s dad was less inclined to work, so we were mostly just hanging about and then he had plans, so no walk and left-over lunch. Friday wasn’t overly exciting either, there was a walk, and there was Endomondo so I have the stats for at least one day;
All in all, it was a good week, with some potential new connections for the future. Me getting out of bed and the apartment everyday, which was one of my goals. I know now that I will never make a career out of babysitting children, you do not know until you tried though!