It has been extremely easy to adapt to life here in Brisbane. I think it only took us a single night's sleep to get into the rhythm of life here. Easy. A no brainer.
Although we'll be here till mid October, I'm already starting to think of how we'll adapt back to life in Palembang. I hate using the 'B' word but it really is boring over there. There will be no more trips to the library for singing, no more time in the parks....no quiet people watching in the mall.
Its no use griping about it. Our own adaptability to any situation is dependant on our own minds anyway. I'm not much of a planner in terms of life goals and all that but I do like organising my thoughts on how to feel about things. Not to control my feelings but to just acknowledge situations and prepare myself ahead. For example, an entire day in the house with a baby and no relief can be incredibly trying on the nerves. However, it always helps me if I tell myself in the morning that I am dedicating the day to him and all the challenges he is going to throw my way are part of his growth and I shouldn't feel priveledged to be able to share this. Somehow, there is less frustration and more joy in the day. If I am unprepared, I usually end the day feeling grouchy and cheated of valuable time for both the baby and myself.
Anyway, on adapting back to Palembang....I'll have to draw on as many brain cells as I can to channel the good thoughts but I'm starting to help myself now by listing down activities for a 1 year old. I'll have to get all sorts of supplies like non toxic crayons or play dough.....books with ideas on activities. Any helpful bloggers out there with good tips?