I went to China for a longer stay and truly got to know the city by the people themselves.
They came for the visit of my God daughters baptism and the following day it was a lovely lunch to attend. Let me just say that 30 minutes into the lunch I had to leave because Alexis just went bananas and refused to sit still and behave well. My mother always tells me to adapt the environment to the children for everyones pleasure, and even though I mostly succeed with that, this Sunday I failed big time by thinking my lively little boy would enjoy oysters and Swedish meatballs and discussions about life in China today. Lesson learned. It's just stressful for everyone and extremely messy. But we grow from our mistakes.