We came home, two days earlier than planned. It is great to be in the mountains. Being outside skiing every day. Going to the pool. Watch movies every night. Popcorn. Ice cream. Wine. Snacks. But after 5 days or so something happened...
Luca Bo turned into a a bundle of anger and frustration. Arguing about everything and nothing. Grumpy guts, we said... The whole world seemed to be against him. He couldn’t stand his sisters, his Mama or his Papa. Everything was just wrong. The girls got provocative. It is fun to make the only brother mad and angry. Right? Mama and Papa called for peace. Non stop. Their voices getting louder and louder and more and more aggrevated. But the war between the kids went on.
Luca Bo got headaches, terrible strong headaches. He didn’t want to go skiing anymore. Today he fell apart during the preparation for skiing. The tears were all over the place. The girls and Jay left skiing. I stayed. Holding Luca Bo tight, letting him sob it all out.
We talked. It was a good talk. He was sad. Tired. Exhausted. He felt pressured to go skiing because that is what we do when in the Alps. He missed his Lego Ninjago. He wanted to go home... He thought that a few days of skiing is good but not a week. He said “I wish I could have one week for myself. I want to be on my own for a while”. I thought to myself that we all need some alone time. Some space.
Luca Bo rested until his headache was gone. I packed up. We took a long walk to get some fresh air and talked more. I realized that this kid needs more of me. More quality time. He thinks I am on the computer to much. To busy with my “business”... He wants to play Uno. That says something, right?
We went home this afternoon. We came home around dinner time. Luca Bo ran upstairs in his room to play with his Lego Ninjago. Nelly Bo sat down by the piano to play her favorite tunes. I quickly emptied bags and took care of the laundry. Jay started on dinner with his shoes on. Emmy Bo? Well, she hugged and cuddled Charlie the cat, and filled up his food bowls with fresh food. We lit the Christmas tree and the stars in the windows. We have agreed to leave them up for one more week, because we missed our Christmas tree and decorations. Vacation is good but home is better. Home sweet home it is. And I have some stuff to think about after this day with Luca Bo... Less computer time and more Uno games has to be written down on my New Years Resolution list for 2013.... Maybe you need to write that down too...
PS Sorry about the picture in my last post... I wrote it on my new iPad (took forever...) and I couldn't figure out how to add a photo to my post. Will try to add it now when I am home with my sweet big stationary Apple friend. :D
PS 2 A Summery of 2012 is updated with pictures and dozen links... Enjoy.