31 August 2012

Berlin with Baby: Eating Alone

Note: This series, Berlin with Baby, is being written in real time to be published upon our return to the United States.

20120817_2_Newtoy_smAugust 17 -- Today I put on my big girl pants and sat in a restaurant alone – with Jane of course – and ordered mostly in German. It was an outdoor cafĂ© and I had milchkaffee (YUM) and broccoli & ham strudel (meh). It wasn’t as bad as I thought, and I really should have done it every day.

In my defense I was trying to game Jane’s moods and not make her have to sit in her stroller too much – or have to try to balance her while eating myself. Today she did just fine though. But most days for lunch I ate a sandwich on the go – either purchased for a couple Euros or made at the apartment.

20120817_1_Sand_smWe also found a spielplatz (playground). It was for older kids, but she had a good time watching other kids play. I put her in the sand and she wasn’t a fan. We went to a toy store and she picked out a toy – really the first time I know of that she expressed an opinion. Although maybe she was just grabbing for the nearest colorful thing? But there were lots of colorful things so who knows.

3 comments:

Rachael Neilan said...

Hah! I love Jane's expression in the sand. Does she like sitting on grass?

Mari said...

I don't know if she likes sitting on grass -- I'm not sure I've ever let her sit on it!

Sydney said...

I wondered why Jane looked so disgruntled in the picture. Funny girl. She better get over it, being the beach loving family that we are.