October 1, 2023

Good day from stunning Mauritius!

We’re right here for the week for some a lot wanted relaxation and rest.

We’re within the south of the island in Le Morne, which is beautiful. The climate is the proper mixture of solar, wind and light-weight rain; the water is crystal clear and the parrot fish is scrumptious – even my 3-year outdated is consuming it!

I really feel such as you don’t understand how drained you’re till you go vacation. The primary few days had been sluggish, consuming and catching up on sleep. Now we really feel rejuvenated and capable of embrace the actions of the island. We’ve been to the animal safari and swimming with the dolphins.

This vacation has been transformational for my youngsters in a number of methods, maybe that’s what touring does?

My youngsters are attempting completely different meals

Being on vacation means my youngsters don’t have entry to the identical sort of meals they get at house, aside from rice and pasta. After all they’re nonetheless consuming the rice and the pasta (with butter, clearly), however the boredom from that has been actual and to our shock they’ve been consuming issues like: bacon (!), fish, barbecue rooster wings (my son insists chewing on the bones!), kiwi, and keenness fruit.

My daughter is taking over the function of massive sister

Though solely 2 years aside, on this journey my daughter has embodied the function of massive sister to her 3-year outdated brother. She shouldn’t be combating him, is giving him what he needs, sharing every little thing, serving to him change garments and even serving to him within the lavatory.

They’re enjoying collectively higher

Since they actually solely have one another on this vacation, it’s been so great to see them play collectively. Constructing magnet castles, enjoying within the pool, on the seaside and of their self made umbrella tents on our mattress.

My son has overcome his concern of water

My son began swimming in November 2020. Nonetheless, he has by no means loved the water and at all times cried in it. We’ve got needed to pull him out of swimming lessons twice. In Mauritius, we’ve had a mission to assist him overcome his concern of water, and a pair of days of crying later, he’s now insisting on going to the pool (woot! woot!). He’s going underwater, and he even went into the ocean! That is big for him and for us.

My son is nearly potty educated

We determined that this journey we’d not let Aaron put on nappy, besides on the aircraft. We’ve got had a number of accidents however all in all, I’m proud to say he’s nearly fully potty educated.

Meltdowns whereas consuming

The primary problem we confronted this journey is consuming at eating places, with out a meltdown. Ria, my 5-year outdated daughter, has been a dream.

My son Aaron, who’s 3, needs to observe us (me) whereas getting our meals; take the meals himself (and you’ll think about how that goes), after which when he sits down he needs to chop his meals himself (with a knife) – and should you resist any of the above asks, you’ll have to take him out of the restaurant so his screaming doesn’t disrupt everybody else.

I have to add that that is primarily at time for dinner. He’s drained by then so I suppose we can’t blame him. Breakfast has been simpler.

For the final 2 nights now we have resorted to taking tablets to dinner, sadly.

How do you get your toddlers to hear at a restaurant?

Depart a remark

No naps

My son often naps for 1-2 hours within the day. This vacation, no naps. In different phrases, no downtime from a terror of a toddler. We’ll miss this time, I’m advised, so we’re embracing the chaos of it.

Questions, questions and extra questions

You gotta love your youngsters for being curious, however it may be exhausting.

  • Why can we put cucumber on our eyes however not bacon?

  • Why do the drinks include a straw and a stirrer?

  • Why don’t I’ve webs like Spider-Man?

  • Why doesn’t the buggy have seatbelts?

  • Why can’t now we have gummies for breakfast?

  • Why are some apples inexperienced and a few crimson?

  • Why are there 3 mummy lions with 1 daddy lion? (On the safari park)

  • Do sharks have a nostril?

  • How can StoryBots breathe below water?

  • Why are there no stars within the form of a bear?

The listing goes on. And on. And on.

All in all, now we have had a tremendous break. A number of relaxation, a number of meals, a number of candy goals, episodes of 1923 and, I’ve learn 58 pages of a guide! A book! Bear in mind these issues? haha

To these celebrating Eid holidays, Eid Mubarak and I hope you all have an exquisite break.

And I hope the remainder of you’re getting some downtime in Spring.

All my love,

Abha x