Do you wonder how daily life in the countryside is? Let me give you a brief idea on that…
To wake up in the morning you definitely need an alarm… there is no cars or engine noises in the other side of the window, only the pleasant sound of birds singing. You don’t hear the neighbour leaving the apartment next door or the neighbour above being in a rush.
**I would suggest to all those moms that can’t get the entire night of sleep, because that little angel sometimes turns out to be a “hungry-sleepless little monster”, to plan a weekend getaway in the countryside. I don’t know if I was just lucky or it was the tranquility in the environment… but both my kids started sleeping the entire night (11pm to 8am one month and a half after being born…). Although I must admit I would still wake up in the middle of the night just to observe that adorable creature breathing and sleeping peacefully… (I am sure all of you know the feeling I am talking about).
You need to get the car to take the kids to school… and there is no traffic jam or any parking problems…
Everything sounds amazing isn’t it? Yes, it is amazing until you go to prepare the baby’s bottle and you realise there is no milk or no bread for breakfast… you open the front door and there is no bakeries, no groceries… nothing! Just trees and animals all around. Ou! wait you can always steal some milk from the cow… 🐮🍼
When it rains we do not lock ourselves at home or in a caffe… It is the perfect moment to wear our boots (so exciting when we have the occasion to wear them! It is usually sunny in Spain) and go pick up some snails 🐌. Look for the rainbow and of course… we cannot forget about jumping in muddy puddles once the rain is over and the sun shines again! (I feel like Peppa Pig sometimes) 🐷😅
And yes, we often come back home with dirty clothes… but we put them in the washing machine, it is not a big issue. Or bring it to the dry-cleaner. Ou wait! You will need the car for that. Mommies… let the kids get dirty! It is not a big deal! And I always say… If they come back dirty… they probably had big fun.
We directly sit down on the floor instead of chairs or banks. We lay down by the river when we want to relax. We do not exercise between 4 walls, we have paths and stones between trees. We do not do yoga in a room with air conditioning. We have hills, straw bales with views, green all around, fresh and pure air.
And when we are in the mood and we feel like dancing… We can dance like crazy with loud music (neighbours 1km away will still not hear it). Watch video 🎥
Enjoy life and have fun with your little ones… they grow super fast! ❤
Photography by Mercè Rial