I Have Been A Bad Bad Girl

I have always been the analytical type way before I became a psychologist. I like to break a situation into pieces when I observe something even if it involves me.

I posted a picture on Instagram that I knew was inappropriate. Why did I do it then?! I am obsessive when it comes to small goals. I dislike big challenges, I do not move mountains but I can build a small, sweet-looking hill out of sand. And this tiny goal of mine at the moment is to become a representative of a brand that is looking for mamas to advertise their tops for exercising. Are you smiling?!

So I had to take a picture of myself showing my whole body. I did this with a ten seconds timer. Ten seconds is already a lot of time when you have a toddler wondering around on concrete. I could not find a better place to put down my camera then where I put it and I had to come up with a pose that will show my body but which also allows me to stay low down. Luckily, Zoard did not fall down a steep slope but the slopes around the villa we live in at the moment are extremely steep so I did not wish to risk it by taking another shot.

OK so I got this off my chest. I did it and now that I did it, it would be silly to delete this capture until the search is over. I feel like my feed became pornographic. I can be so so brainless when I want something that is within arm reach. Well… It is another question to ask: do I really stand a chance to be picked out from a group of bodybuilding ladies?! Do not worry, I will let you know if I become famous. Immediately.

If you became curious about my pictures in Instagram, please keep focus and look at the pictures Zoard is on. Thanks!

My Instagram user name is: krokovayeszter.

Now tell me something just as stupid that you did for a freebie or to win something….

Send Me Your Face

Hello, to everyone who just joined in. We  live on this beautiful island that makes us drop our jaws every single day. If you would like to read more about our adventurous go ahead and browse in the posts I wrote about what it is like to live in a hotel.

What it is Like Living in a Hotel I

What it is Like Living in a Hotel II

What it is Like Living in a Hotel III

What it is Like Living in a Hotel IV

Bonus what it is like living in a hotel

We Left The Hotel for an Hour
(this one has more outside pictures…)

My birthday is coming up soon. Two weeks before I turn 35. And I would like to start a project of taking a picture of myself every day. I did this when I was pregnant and that was for 41 weeks so it should not be too hard… HAHA I will post my first picture 5-6 hours from now on Instagram.

Would you like to join me in some way or another?! 

Find me on Instagram: krokovayeszter is my username.

I hope to see your face around!!!

 

How To Dress Boys – Men of The Future Part 2

A little over a year ago I wrote the first part of this post. And now that Zoard is a brand representative I feel even more eager to show the parents with sons to be more brave when it comes to dressing their boys.

You can see pictures of Zoard from the first post HERE.

I would like to start by showing off a pair of leggings and beanies that were made by Wild Little Ones Apparel. I know that you will ask me about their website… Click HERE please.

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Unless you put your kids only in black clothes, you are already buying clothes that are blue or green or navy etc. So you already conquered your fear of colors, right?! Next step is to befriend patterns. If you are comfortable with seeing animals or cars on your son, start with that then!

You might have a strange smile on your face right now and ask the same question a friend of mine asked me. “Can boys wear leggings?” Well think about boys and earrings… For some boys, guys and men earrings are super cool so yes, leggings are very much trendy nowadays and they became unisex.

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If you feel that you would like to experiment with leggings and beanies but you are not sure where to start then start with black.

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And you will see that you will reach the advanced level in just a few weeks.

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I picked out this picture on purpose to provoke you. Never be boring! Life is interesting and awesome why not dress your children accordingly…

Check out my post on How Important is Gender to You it relates to this topic…

You can find us on Instagram. My username is krokovayeszter.

Thank you for visiting and please comment below if you wish to. xoxo

 

 

I Wish I Could Read Your Mind

I am trying to figure out what is it that You would enjoy reading about. Of course, you can say I should write about whatever comes to my mind or about that one topic that is sitting on the shelf of my heart.

Well, my shelf has an amazon standing on it. If you are lost in transition, I am in amazon mode, I am a female warrior at the moment taking every day as it comes. We came back from Bangkok after many weeks of climbing the mountains of air pollution and found that we cannot stay at our hotel because it is absolutely full.

And if you blush a little in the cheeks and suggest I write instead about the thoughts that come to my mind, I might just shock you that I am fantasizing about a pair of BOOTS. Specifically, what kind would I get IF we would go to Hungary for Christmas.

Could you recommend me some nice boots please?!

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I just remembered another interesting topic. Not related to any kind of boots. On Instagram I read under a belfie (selfie of your belly) that unless you have Brad Pitt-abs you should not post selfies all the time. It made me think. And my first question was: ” how about I post anything that I feel like in my feed any time I like?!” HAHA

If this made you curious about my Instagram feed, please follow me @krokovayeszter…..

Message in The…

…Sand. We live on an island so this is a good way to communicate, right?!

I met this really nice couple yesterday at the beach. They have a cute daughter called Michelle who started off our blooming friendship by giving Zoard a flower. Shortly after this, Zoard gave her a seashell.  We talked, we joked around and then we had to go quickly and all I said was, we will see you around at this same beach, right?! And they nodded. Firmly. I am not mistaken.

Zoard and I walked back to the same spot in the morning and I was very disappointed to find an empty beach. Fortunately there was a bamboo stick laying in the sand so I wrote them the following:

G + A + M (the mother is Gala and the father is Alex)
After 4?

Zoard and I got ready a few minutes before 4 o’clock. Zoárd suggested we take a present:

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But we ended up taking a coin as our first playdate gift which later Zoárd became unsure about:

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Most of my message vanished by the time we got there except maybe for the essence of it…

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However G, A and little M never showed up.

There were plenty of airplanes to spot so I am not saying we did not have a good time…

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I explained to Zoárd how trees grow out of a seed…

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We did other “stuff” as well:

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And we kept our spirit up:

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So I know what you are all asking to yourself. Could this be another message to A, G and M?!
And the answer is, of course!!!!
See you tomorrow after 4….

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Activities with my Toddler

You might have wanted to read about activities with Your toddler but all I can do is share with you what I do with Zoard and hope that I inspire you in one way or another. Thanks for jumping on board!

As all toddlers, Zoard loves to help out. When I was 18 and I was living with my grandma, I did not understand what I know now: quality does not matter! When someone is ill, old or very, very young it does not matter at all how WELL they help us with various chores.

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Zoard loves to stir daddy’s coffee. He can also use some coffee machines and he can say decaf latte (for) mammy.

In Thailand it is not always easy to find products made for children that are safe. If you are thinking arts-and-crafts you would need to find a shopping center that sells stuff from Western countries and it will cost a lot. So we haven’t tried finger painting yet but we did sell the silverware and bought some markers.

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I am really excited about this so may I brag with one more picture? His…

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I ain’t know psychologist but he is talented! Wait! I am a psychologist!! HAHA

Here are my ideas when it comes to playing with Play-doh and tell me yours…
Zoard is younger than the recommended age for Play-doh but he does not put things in his mouth so we are super lucky in this sense. As this being said, he is still pretty young so he needs guiding. I give him bottle caps and pencils to make shapes. I always start off by making him a base as I call it. This is actually how I started him off on Duplo as well. By giving him a base to build on.

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After he gets tired of making shapes, I make him mini balls and he can either put them back in to the holes we previously made or we start making a so called ball tower. A tower made of balls. I really have to encourage him to press the little balls hard when he places them on top of each other.

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Building towers are tricky. Usually I have to be very quick to make a foundation that will be strong enough for Zoard’s working hands. He has been playing with Duplo for five months now so he is very good with it but nevertheless, he needs to focus when we are working on a masterpiece and sometimes I give him parallel projects just to make sure he does not lose interest.

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Oh and I do talk a lot. He needs full attention when doing something grand as such. Wink wink.

I am not sure when make believe playing starts, simply because I haven’t read in to it yet and I forgot what I studied in child’s development… (oh just found an interesting article on intersubjectivity :P )But Zoard is starting to give water to the Duplo figures and he appreciates it if I play with his camel and dog for example. The story was that Dog had to find shoes for Camel…

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I will finish this blog post before Zoard wakes up from his nap and if you were wondering if we ever go outside then the answer is for sure! It is essential, no matter where you live. Bangkok is not ideal, living in a hotel on a mountain can be challenging but it is sort of the right a child has to be outdoors, you know…

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Please share any thoughts and ideas you might have. And find us on Instagram! My username is: krokovayeszter.

In Search of The Perfect Stuffed Animal

We all need a project. I sure do! We have been in Bangkok for a month now. I go to shopping centers with Zoard nearly everyday. Oh I am not the only foreigner dressed up against the air conditioning at the Lego table.

Most of these children’s departments have a little area with a table where you can play with some Lego. You can also try out the plastic house that is placed close to the plastic cars and motorbikes.  Basically, you can play with anything as long as you do not cause any damage. And another big advantage is that you are not breathing in the air pollution.

Therefor, I am surrounded by all these toys and we already bought Zoard some Duplo, Play-doh and washable Crayola markers. We are supposed to be the parents who suggest their child to play with the toilet paper roll! Anyways, it got me thinking… Zoard started a new habit of holding my hands while falling asleep so maybe he needs a stuffed animal. Yes, one and not more.

I have started searching for the perfect “teddy bear” and I need Your help.

I would like something cuddly and unique. A stuffed animal that is also nice to take pictures of. Zoard is now the brand representative of five brands…

So please find a way to contact me if you have a suggestion. You can comment with a link perhaps or message me on Instagram.
My username is: krokovayeszter