Last weekend, I have been off to Paris for a girlie weekend. The first Mum & Me get away for Lil’ L since her baby sister was born. And the first time apart from Petite Pea for me.
The weekend was much needed for many reasons. Celebrating my friend A’s 40th, of course, but also reconnecting with my daughter, having a little time to myself and handing over responsibility for the baby to my husband. There’s something very reassuring in the thought of knowing that he’s more than capable to care of our baby all by himself.
Being just the two of us again made me realise how much Lil L’s life has changed since the Pea emerged on the scene. She has been taking it hard in the beginning. But it looks as if all’s well now.
She has matured so much over the past couple of months. She even offered to babysit her sister so Big M and I can have a weekend in Paris, too.
- The Eiffel tower, of course. Reserve in advance and take the lift to the top. You’ll cue about 10 minutes as opposed to hours and hours without pre-booked tickets
- Jardin des Tuileries and Louvre: take the bus 72 from the foot of the Eiffel tower alongside the Seine. Hop off at Pyramides/Jardin des Tuileries. Have a walk through the beautiful gardens that lead to the Louvre
- Bateau Mouche: if you have got time, get one of the boats on the Seine. The views are just breath taking and a boat ride never goes amiss with the little ones