|All the cousins!|
|Simon waiting in anticipation of Santa.|
|Simon long gone - scariest Santa ever!|
In addition, I was not responsible for cooking, cleaning, planning - anything. I just didn't have anything I needed to do. I think this was the key to truly unwinding. Martin and I even went on a date. First we ate burgers (where we were the ONLY people eating with our hands - gotta love the Stockholm snobbery), and then we saw the Hollywood version of The Girl with the Dragon Tattoo, which I can whole-heartedly recommend. Precious to get some time to ourselves, not rushing home to pay the babysitter.
And now, we're back in Germany, back to the grind. Already trying to figure out what we're going to eat this week, setting up play dates, thinking of all that needs to get done. But for now, I am holding on to that feeling of rested and relaxed for just a little big longer...
(And yes, I know I am super lucky and have really great in-laws.) And here are the pics.