Possible recipe for dissaster but it was a nice week in Spain. Mainly because we avoided restaurnats which is usually one of my favourite things about going to Spain, but since Kokomis is such a great cook, it wasn't too much of a loss. Though, it would have been nice to have had some escargot, or one of those gooey chocolate things Matthieu often brought home for breakfast when he went to get bread... next time.
We really didn't do much, just being there with the 6 took a lot of time. Meals were long, bath time was almost an hour and that's with assembly line type showers, getting ready to go anywhere took an eternity!! But, what we did do, we did well, and the kids had a blast. We went to the beach, to and indoor playland, to a special child meat at Nurie's restaurant, fun fun!!
It was neat to discover each child and their individual characters, so distinct but still they all have traits in common. ALL 6 have that Vincens stubborn streak-some much stronger than others, but they all are pig headed!!
Mathilde was by far the best behaved, I guess that come with age. Charming, sweet and kind. Though, far from a perfect angel, she was adorable.
Baptiste, what to say about Baptiste without venting or sounding mean... the poor child has had so much upset and confusion in his little life its no wonder he never obeys. When he's at his best he's sweet, adorable and giving. He just chooses not to listen, ever...
Jacques loved being part of 'les grands'. He felt so important and loved being included with Mathilde and Baptiste. Though, that means he loved doing everything Baptiste did, including getting himself into trouble. His nautiness was not all due to Baptiste, mind you... he was well able to cook his own goose too! Mostly, monopolising the GOOD toys, but for the most part he was a good boy.
Anthony is like that 'curl in the middle of the forehead' rhyme. Whe he is good, he's very very good, but when he's bad he is horrid. One minute he was sweet and charming, the next he was biting, hitting, pulling hair or pinching. I don't know what spurred all this aggression last week, but since he loves to be in the middle of the action and involved in all that's going on, a few minutes in the corner really curbed it. He's by no means over this horrible stage but already we've seen an improvement. Anyone have a biter before? Any advice?
Louise has, by far, the largest serving of the Vincens stubborness. Temper tantrums galore last week. She only wanted maman and doudou (her stuffed mouse). It was very tiring, especially for Anne-Charlotte, but she did open up to me and Kokomis as the week went on, but patience is a virtue and I'm glad Anne-Charlotte has as much as she does. When Louise is in a good mood she's so cute and funny. She's so advanced in her speach and since she's so tall, its hard to believe she's Two months younger than Anthony. I love the way she talks, her high little voice and almost always in the form of a question. 'un peu de pain?' as if she's offerinf you some instead of asking for sime. And she's knows everyone's names and pronounces them perfectly, well, maybe except Plierre, LOL!!
Pierre is such a sweek big baby. Not far behind Mathilde in the well behaved race. he probably could ahve won if it weren't for a big mean ole' tooth. Je kept poor Anne-Charlotte busy and worried with wakings in the night and a high fever. He was alread with a big baby smile, caresses for my cheek and loved taking fistfuls of my hair!
More on Spain and the wedding Friday!!