This weekend was relaxing and sport centered. Saturday Sofia had soccer. Sunday I did my first 10km since COVID, what a big milestone. I started running 30 min 2-3 times a week two weeks ago, this past week I run 45 min once, and yesterday I decided to try 60 min to see how I feel. I went out first for 30 min run to let Sofia sleep a bit longer. I bumped into a colleague and we run and chatted for 2 miles before I went home to pick up Sofia. We finished together after me running for 65 min, 10km, slow pace but consistent. I did feel tired afterwards, took a long bath. I am so grateful that COVID is finally behind me. After some rest, the whole family went to golf. We really would like to have a family activity/sport, so after some encouragement Lizzy is willing to give it a try. Obviously she’s little and the clap could be heavy for her, so we just kept encouraging her to hit the ball and don’t worry about the distance. she did great! Sofia took lessons, first time since March?, and surprisingly she’s so good at it. Her form is better than mine and just beautiful to watch her swing.
2 hours later, everybody satisfied and sweaty, we went home for lunch.
Girls went to a playdate while hubby and I went to couple massage to end the weekend. What a relaxing time being at home. It’s great that we travel a lot but low key days at home is also nice.
I want to share about being bullied at high school because recently two high school classmates from Argentina reached out to me via FB apologizing for bullying me. Honestly I think it is more important for them than for me. I don’t feel I am “damaged” by them, actually it made me a stronger and more resilient person. But it must have been a heavy weight for them for decades. It was the typical case. I was the only foreigner in class, good with grades, and not socializing much with the big group. I met my BFF there too and still BFF 20 years later. Yes, there might be some passive aggression, name calling, but I don’t think it ever affected me much.
It led me to think that as parents we want to protect our kids from any type of harm. yet, allowing them to confront conflicts themselves would be a greater lesson for life. It’s hard, really hard for me to see them suffer, but it’s my duty to equip them with tools to confront life challenges, including how to resolve conflicts with their peers. I hope I’m there to support them when they tell me about it. I never shared those bullies I received with my parents, not out of shame, but more to not worry them.
Today Monday, I’ll be home most of the day alone and I’m super excited, hehe. Girls go to school, hubby goes to a golf tournament. 😀 Will enjoy the silent for few hours.