Tourism tourism tourism, feels good to be a tourist, our new family taking us everywhere. Her kids love to go to parks so I think we’ve seen a wide range of parks around San Francisco, they are AMAZING, if you are travelling with kids and get to go to San Francisco you gotta check out the public parks, kids have a blast.
Matías adapted quite easily to this new lifestyle. Everything here is very different, from the cityscapes to the routine. Alejandro’s cousin’s routine is very different from ours, so we are all adapting. It is very important that we learn how to adapt to the lifestyle of our hosts because we don’t want to bother them in any way.
We are those kind of parents that don’t have much discipline when it comes to eating, sleeping and playing. We don’t have time tables, we usually have lunch or dinner when we get hungry, every day it’s different and we go to sleep when we get sleepy, every day it’s different. We have never inputted a regular schedule to Matias’s habits and here they do have a strict schedule for the kids and daily duties. So when we wake up, they are already having morning snack, when we have lunch they are in knap time, when we are have knap time it’s play time for them, when they have dinner we are having afternoon snack, when we have dinner, they are already in bed so we have to be very quiet, and when we go to bed, they have been sleeping for at least 1 or 2 hours!
It’s funny to see the dynamics of families and how parents manage their schedules depending on their needs.
As for us, we have flexible jobs, at least I don’t have a routine, a schedule to follow, my work varies every day and Matías was with me all the time while Alejandro was at work, so every day would be a different day for us. We never had two days exactly the same. We had a very nice lady who helped us with the cleaning and cooking, so I didn’t have to do it. And any time I needed help with Matías I would go to my mother in law or my sister and they would gladly help me.
As for them, they both have jobs where they have to follow a time schedule, they have no help for cleaning or anything, they have no family here and babysitting is very expensive so they have to adapt to their lifestyle. She would tell us that if they were not as strict as they are with the routine, then they would have no time for themselves. It was nice we were there because we could help them out making lunch, babysitting, taking them to the park, anything they needed.
Although we were having such a great time in San Francisco, we were already urging for adventure so we started planning our next trip: camping around California. We had two weeks and we wanted to see as much as possible.