Skipping back to a few weeks ago, my family and I went for an impromptu picnic in my favorite place, rhododendron park in Brønderslev. If you don’t know yet, Brønderslev was the first city I discovered when I moved to Denmark way back in 2009. I used to spend lots of time in the park reading and doing my homework under the tall trees. In other occasions, I would go for a walk or even take a nap. Ever since I moved together with Axel, I like going back to the park and remind myself of the good old moments. My favorite moment is during spring when the rhododendron flowers are in full bloom.
For the last couple of months, life here at home has been relatively easy. It can be difficult to define what easy means especially with a small baby, but the fact that I have both Axel and my mom at the moment to help whenever I need their help makes my life easy in the sense that I was able to write my project without delaying my group. I did a few other things without worrying or stressing about Leo, as he is always in safe and right hands.
My mom is traveling in two weeks. The thought of being home alone without her scares and leaves me feeling nervous. Before you judge me and or perhaps think I am spoiled, I come from a background where helping each other after birth from a family member is normal, especially from the mother. Employing a nanny or house help is also another alternative since maternity leave lasts only for three months in Kenya. My little family and I will not have extra support, and I cannot stop worrying if everything will be manageable.
I am not into indoor activities, and since I have an extended summer vacation, and I plan to try to get things done in the mornings, as his morning naps are longer than in the afternoon. I am accepting that parenthood comes with many unpredictable situations, so this will not be my only strategy. As Leo grows and goes through leaps, I know for sure that I will have to adapt to these changes by adjusting my plans.
Thank you for reading!
Photos by Axel