last year my husband took me to the spa for my birthday. i was scheduled for a “light relaxation massage,” as i was 5 months pregnant at the time. the massage therapist came out to get me and while walking to the room we engaged in a little small talk about the nice weather and how long and ugly the winter was. any mention of good weather is always followed up by a reminder of how shitty the winter is so that it emphasizes just how excited we get about a few minutes of sunlight. anyway, we went into the room. normally, this is when she would show me where everything is and ask me to remove my clothing, lay on the table and cover up with a sheet…and then she would leave the room. yeah. not in sweden. she did everything but leave the room. so there i was. 5 months pregnant and stripping in front of someone. uncomfortable!
i have so many of these stories. the other day we pulled over in a big spot on the side of the road to let mya pee. a van pulled up in front of us and 3 guys got out to join in the pee party. they just whipped it out right there in front of all of us.
my trips to the midwife…i’ll spare you the details.
the other day i went to get mya at daycare. i came around the corner and was greeted by about 10 naked kids running through the sprinklers.
my first trip to the swimming pool left me standing in the shower room wondering how i was going to pull myself together and just do it. just get over it and realize that no one was going to stare at me because they were all naked, too!
never a dull moment discovering a new culture!
swedish word of the day: bajslåda- poop box…or butt.
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