Sunday, July 25, 2010

And a happy Carioca Sunday to you

A wonderful Sunday morning here in Rio de Janeiro!  Our place is full of music, coffee, laughing babies, and morning pool plans. 

I think this happy Sunday morning mood is directly related to a wonderful Saturday.  This Mommy spent the afternoon away from the family and with other adults. GASP!  Not only that, but other English speaking adults.  Double GASP!  And there was beer.  Now pick yourself up off the floor, it's not that unbelievable. 

So the afternoon out with the ex-pat/blogger group was my pre-party before an actual party. Since this is Rio de Janeiro, it's only acceptable to have a kids party after 5pm.  My husband so politely swung the car by the kiosk, threw me in, and drove away. You'd have thought he was in the middle of a car chase or something.

Not the case, his Gringa wife just picked the most horrible spot possible for curbside pickup.  Still so many things to learn and so little time. 

Anyway, I was flung into the car and we were off to Tijuca for the 4th birthday party of Daniel's cousin's son.  Ben 10 = big fun.  A few hours later, we were dragging our full and tired asses back home.  The little one crashed big time on the way home.  Apparently he just needs to party a bit before bed because he gave mommy a full nights sleep!! 

Can I get a round of applause for sleep please. 

I think I just discovered the real reason behind happy Sunday.  It wasn't free time or good company. It wasn't good junk food or family fun.  It was sleep! 

Oh Sleep, how easily we forget your importance!


  1. wow.... sleep! Daniel said he crashed at nap time to. Can I hope both he and you have eradicated the dark under eye circles. Ear infection be gone!

  2. Kudos on a full night's sleep! Something seemingly so simple, yet so magical! Sounds like you're having a fabulous weekend! ;-)