Sunday, September 7, 2014

Neuchâtel

This weekend, we left our oldest son in Stockholm with my parents and flew to Geneva with the youngest to spend one night there with my parents in law and then leave him with them to join a wonderful party in Neuchâtel. Non of our parents feel capable to handle both boys at the same time right now. I have them everyday, mostly by myself so I know how it is and only mother of boys can understand what we talk about.
Anyhow.
This little town, located between Zurich and Geneva has the most breath taking view over the silent and picture perfect Lac de Neachâtel. It looks like most swiss small cities or villages; which means that everything has this typical swiss german architecture which also can be seen in the bigger cities to one extend but not like it looks like in the rest of the more authentic parts. It's very peaceful and since the swiss inhabitants are know to be a little square/always follows the rules/pedantic - it has its benefits also! Most things are so well taken care of and they truly pay attention and money to all details around to make the environment pretty and welcoming.

More pictures soon! Now I'm trying mentally to prepare me for my first day of work tomorrow in three and a half year. What a change! Give me courage!

Talk soon!

(dress: Balmain & heels: Valentino)

16 comments:

  1. congratulations! I hope you enjoy it.

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  2. Looking gorgeous, Stina. Wishing you a great start to working life again tomorrow! Hope you had a wonderful weekend with your hubby.
    Hugs, Suzanne.
    P.S. Yep, totally understand how overwhelming it is to handle two lively, energetic boys simultaneously ;-)

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  3. What a very beautiful dress ! Bon courage pour le travail !

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  4. Superb dear Stina as well the dress than you hope not too tired to begin this new job after all these travels and parties.
    You are strong happily with what's happened lastly. To work will be a good thing.
    I wish you all the best.
    Uta

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  5. You are working in a clinic, are you a doctor? Good start!

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  6. I have theee little boys, aged almost two, four and sit. So i definetely know what you are talking about!! My mun sometimes takes care of the two oldest but nobody wants all three :D

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  7. I have both my grandsons for sleepovers. One is four and the other is twenty months and they are both very active but no trouble. We just devote our time to entertaining them. Going to the park, cooking, to the museum or the zoo or playing train sets. We have toys and a cot, and high chair etc all set up. It is a lot of work but we adore having them and they love to come. We both work full time too. Whats wrong with your parents?

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    1. I completely agree with you! It sounds very strange that they can only handle one boy?!

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  8. Beautiful place indeed, and you look lovely! I'm so glad everyone is doing better :-)
    I do the very same things with my boys sometimes, take one with me etc... the other stays with a family member or good friend with a child the same age. They get great individual attention that way too, as with the age difference they want do different things, have different interests.
    Best wishes for your first day of work :-)

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  9. It's very interesting to me how often mothers of boys try to convince the rest of us that they have so much more than we do to deal with every day. I guess only mothers to energetic, curious little girls can understand what I'm talking about.

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    1. You just wrote what I intended to write. / mother of two girls

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  10. I have a son (3) and a daughter (newborn). My son is really a handful and has always been, my little girl is so far so much easier than her brother was at the same age - but I expect that it could be just different personalities, and that it will likely change in the future. On a very general level, however, the girls I know are calmer than the boys. But there are too many exceptions to that rule for me to draw any conclusions of that observation. I sure hope to be able to leave both kids with grandparents in the future, but the important thing is finding a solution that works for everyone. Good luck with your starting to work again!

    MK

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  11. Varmt lycka till och hoppas allt gick bra idag! Jobbet kommer att gå strålande! Härligt att ni fick lite minisemester innan din jobbstart:) Kram

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  12. It is always hard for any mother when they do not have a lot of support on hand to help them. Do you have many girlfriends with children the same age as you to spend time with? Sometimes you sound a little sad and lonely and being a stay at home mum can be isolating. I like how you write honestly about the challenges of motherhood and don't sugar coat it. We all love our children but there are days when its just exhausting. I am happy for you that you had a lovely night out with your husband and friends. It recharges the batteries xxx Karan

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  13. It is always hard for any mother when they do not have a lot of support on hand to help them. Do you have many girlfriends with children the same age as you to spend time with? Sometimes you sound a little sad and lonely and being a stay at home mum can be isolating. I like how you write honestly about the challenges of motherhood and don't sugar coat it. We all love our children but there are days when its just exhausting. I am happy for you that you had a lovely night out with your husband and friends. It recharges the batteries xxx Karan

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