Att göra en VAB-dag till något minnesvärt.

Igår när jag kom hem efter sista helgpasset på jobbet så möttes jag av en glad, men trött liten kille med lite blanka ögon. Jag förstod direkt att det var sjukdom på väg.
Och mycket riktigt, någon timme in i sömnen så vaknar T för första gången. Tredje uppvaket vid halv elva blev det värsta. Travis hade svårt med inandningen, och det bara pep och pyste när han försökte få luft. Han ville inte dricka något och var otröstlig samtidigt som han var helt sjukt trött och gäspade sig igenom tårarna. Till slut somnade han som en liten bebis i min famn, alldeles nära. ( Detta var alltså efter jag i lite smått panik ringt till mamma för att få diagnos. Alltid ringa mamma före 1177 hehe )
 
Denna vecka startade alltså med VAB. Travis vaknade pigg och alert men med halsont vid halv sju. Jag bestämde mig för att göra dagen till en speciell mor och son dag. Inte bara en sitta sjuk i soffan och kolla film-dag.
Vi började morgonen i sängen med paddan. Spelade spel och myste. Sen blev det kall, lenande glass till frukost framför Youtube. Efter det gick vi ut, vi skulle ner på stan. I vanliga fall brukar jag gå men Travis som ÄLSKAR bussar hade blivit lovad att vi skulle åka buss ner istället. Han log hela vägen, och när vi var framme och jag sa: Ska vi kliva av bussen nu Travis? så fick jag ett snabbt: Neeeej, åka, tillbaka.
Vi träffade moster Kickan och styrde kosan mot Lekplaneten. Min sjukling skulle få, för första gången, strosa fritt i en leksaksaffär och dessutom välja precis vad han ville där inne.
Ungen blev upp över öronen lyrisk vid första anblick av högarna av skoj. Han ville vara all over the place och styrde kosan direkt till en enorm traktor. Och så fortsatte det. Men han var duktig också. Han plockade inte ner mycket från hyllorna, han ställde tillbaka saker och han hade valt vad han ville ha de första fem minuterna.
Så vad tog han då? Jo en simpel spade och hink. Och som han har lekt med denna spade och hink!
 
Efter leksaksaffären så blev det lunch på Donken. Ungen ÄLSKAR att dippa strips och få dricka vad som helst bara det är ur mugg med sugrör. Efter lunch åkte vi upp på Lillänge och på bussen dit så somnade han in precis enligt dagis sovtider. Jag passade på att handla lite i lugn och ro där uppe. Ett nytt regnställ till Travis, två pyjamaser och lite strumpor till honom, en kruka till min mini-makeover i köket som jag började med i eftermiddags och lite tapettillbehör till resten av Travis rum.
 
Väl hemma sen så har vi storstädat köket ihop. Travis har mest stått och diskat med sin nya hink och spade medan jag har röjt runt med magen och fejat och donat i minsta vrå. Humöret fortfarande på topp men något låg energi och ingen matlust så fick det bli glass till middag också. Vi blir hemma i morgon också då han nu ikväll också vaknat upp känt sig störd pga halsen.
I morgon ska vi gå på upptäcksfärd förbi travet och hästarna och lekparken, genom skogen, förbi campingen bort till Odenhallen och hämta ut ett paket. Sen ska vi måla köksväggen tillsammans.
 
Den bästa VAB-dagen so far i både mitt och min sons liv.

Alla rätt varje gång på IPad-spelet!

Glassfrulle i soffan

Spännande på stan

God natt!

Bästa presenten tycker Mr T! 



Avskalat på ena köksbänken med ny kruka. 
 

Jay makes an apperance! Kötta ner er nu!

Kolla kolla kolla hit!Inte många känner Jay på riktigt och kanske inte har helt grepp om vem han är som person eller hans bakgrund. Därför har han i detta inlägg fått svara på en del frågor, så han kanske blir lite mer mänsklig för er läsare. Jag var som en huggorm när sista punkten var satt kan jag lova!

 

ABOUT PARENTING

When you are alone with Travis for a day, what do you do? Hmm.... it depends what kind of mood he is in. Most of the time all he wants to do is eat food and watch youtube on tv. old mcdonald had a pissing farm!

As an english man and a swedish woman, do you an Linnea have different opinions on how to raise kids? Not really. we welcome advise from people seeing as this is still a new experience for the both of us. Most of the time we agree.

What are your feelings about being a father of two? I think its still the most exciting thing anybody can do. Sure you have to give up going out every weekend and doing what ever you want but watching travis grow up, seeing him get more and more clever everyday and speaking new words in both english and swedish, you kind of dont want to go out.

What do you think is the hardest when it comes to raising a child? The lack of sleep.

3 weird things about Linneas parenting: I dont think she does anything weird. But she has started hording pushchairs in our spare room.

How do you feel about Linnéa talking Swedish to Travis? Are you bothered, eager to learn it as well or enjoying the funny sound of it? I think its great! when travis is older he can visit england and woo the ladys with his swedish and when hes in sweden he can talk english to the ladys. Thats all i did with linnea. I guess you could say that i had her at hello ;)

If you had to rename Travis, what name would you pick? Batman

What was your first thought and first reaction when you found out that Linnéa was pregnant (with Travis)? Both panic and excitement

Which are your 5 favourite names for a girl (your future daughter, if you´ll ever have one)? Layla, Molly, Milly, Willow

ABOUT SWEDEN

Which of our Swedish traditions do you find most strange? Cray fish partys.... one day of the year swedes get together and suck the brains from cray fish.

3 weird things you have eaten in sweden? That vile vile fermenting fish in a tin. Although i actually haven't tasted it as such. The smell was that disgusting i could practically taste it. Smoked reindeer heart. Sounds disgusting but its fucking delicious! Pear ice cream. I cant actually pin point as to why i think its weird.

3 weird things about sweden/swedish people? The first thing i would say about sweden is the weather. One minute it can be sunny and quite warm and then the next its minus 20 something. Drunk swedish people. Its like they dont have a middle drunk. They're either sober or absolutely shit faced. Those weird ski sticks that old people have when the go for a jog. Did they forget their skis?

What is the biggest challenge to be in a relationship with a Swedish girl, except all the food cravings during the pregnancy? I love my girlfriend more than anything but i still think sometimes it can be abit of a culture clash between us. English people are mostly softly spoken when they talk to eachother but sometimes when she talks to me it can sound quite agressive. Maybe its because its not her natural language.

Do you regret moving to Sweden? Absolutely not. If i would of stayed in england then we wouldn't have made it finacially.

Favorite swedish food? And swedish food you dont like? Swedish kebabs. Not technically swedish but you do kebabs well. That julkorv you have a christmas. bleeeergh!

How hard is it to learn the swedish language? faktiskt omöjligt!

What did you know about Sweden before you met Linnea? All the girls where beautiful with blonde hair and blue eyes and all the men wore expensive glasses.

What do you think is weird in Sweden? Fika. its like its a huge event. I once went hunting with a friend from work and after we were finished we went to a guys house who was also with us for a fika. His wife must of had fika ready prepared for incase anybody came to visit that day because i went outside for a smoke and when i came back there was hot nippon soppa, cream cakes, coffee, tea, toast and ham sandwhiches on the table. All that in 2 minutes!

ABOUT JAY

Favorite food? Typical man, steak and chips

Fav-movie and song? I love horror and supernatural movies. So the exorcist is right up there on the list. That film was made in 1973 and its like it hasn't aged a year. Favorite song is dire straits brothers in arms.

Did you go to university? No. I barely went to school let alone university

What exactly do you work with and how did you end up there? I am a slaughterman. So basically i kill your meat, skin it and do all the dirty stuff so you dont have to. Because thats the kind of guy i am. I've been doing it since i left school in 2000. My dad who is also a slaughterman said that if i didn't have a job by the time i left school i was going to work with him.

Where in England are you from? I am from leicester, Not London. Most people find out that im english and ask me if i am from london. Theres other citys in England.

How old are you? 28

Whats your favourite things to do when you have the day off? To lay on the sofa and not move

Do you have any brothers and/or sisters? I have 1 sister and 3 brothers. 2 of my brothers, kai and neil aren't around anymore.

Could you imagine living in Östersund/Sweden forever or do you have other dreams? Forever is such a big word

Do you have a nickname? Friends just used to call me by my last name when i was younger

ABOUT LINNEA/US

Tell us something embarrasing that Linnea does. Like, does she burp like a man or fart in her sleep? The girl simply has no shame about where she defficates. when we were working in norway we went to a party with some of the guys from work at somebodys house. about 30 people there and she just goes for a shit. if it was me i would be worried that somebody would come in the bathroom or something and catch me sitting on the throne but she doesn't care.

I wonder what your family and friends thought about you starting a relationship with a woman from Sweden when it was all new? Did they find the situation exciting and interesting or did they think that both of you were a little bit of weird? I think they thought because we both lived in different countries then it would be nothing more than a fling. But we kind of prooved you wrong there i guess huh?

Did you at all hesitate to get serious with Linnea after just knowing each other for a few months? No i knew i wanted her. But i wasn't sure that she wanted me.

When did you know that Linnea was the one for you? When we were in koh phangang. it was the third night of full moon festival. everyone was out partying and me and her stayed in bed listening to her chill out album on spotify because we were destroyed from the first 2 nights.

What made you fall for Linnea? Because she is the complete opposite of me. Im shy, she's completely not

Do you think there’s a difference being in a relationship with a Swedish woman compared to an English? And if so, what? No i dont think its really different at all. Other than english women are fucking drama queens and have to moan about everything. most of them anyway.

What do you think about Linnea having a blog? I think its great. Maybe the kids can read it when they get older.

What is the best thing about Linnea? She makes me laugh everyday without fail.

RANDOM QUESTIONS

What do you miss the most about England/your hometown? (Except friends & family) Being able to go down the pub and get drunk on 20 quid. (200sek)

What’s the best thing about Östersund? Its quiet and cosy. Ive lived in a big city and unless you want to go to a club or a pub everyday then there is not much to do. But here you can do lots of stuff.

 

 

Första garderoben - check!

Lillebrors garderob för den första, intensiva tiden i hans liv är klar. Halvt rutad som man är nu så vet jag att storlek 50/56 är de plagg som används minst. De små liven växer helt enkelt alldeles för fort. Detta är också de storlekar som har bäst andrahansvärde så att säga. Alltså att de ser i princip oanvända ut när de säljs men trots det till småååå priser eftersom ingen köper second-hand barnkläder till dyra priser oavsett kvalitet.
 
Så, genom att en vän för två månader sedan fått sitt tredje barn och tiden springer iväg så passar såklart inte den yttepyttestorleken 50/56 längre så jag tog tillfället i akt och köpte allt ( och fick en påse gratis på köpet ! ) för låååångt under nypris. 
Superfina kläder helt i min smak, vissa med prislappen kvar fortfarande och allt som ett sommarbarn behöver. Pyjamaser, bodys, mössor och brallor.
 
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