martes, 31 de diciembre de 2013


The last day of the year today and when I think about 2013, the first thing what comes in mind is our aupair Lorena . 

She came with us in December 2012 after a rough period with one particular babysitter and the follow up on that. We gained a broken trust and it was ( unfairly) Lorena´s task to gain full trust again regarding our children.

This was probably not easy for her as i kept on repeating every little detail what had to be done..
´Lorena, don't forget to put the kids in bath´ , ´Lorena, what had the kids for lunch today?´ Lorena, don't forget to put cream on the kids after a nappy change´  and so on...
This are things what should have been normal , but i was just paranoid.
And she indulged everything and was very patient with us through this period.

After a couple of months we got Livia´s official diagnose that she has autism.. which was expected , but still not easy to emotionally deal with.. and again she was there for us, she was the one who helped me, talked to me and showed me that she very well could handle my precious child with or without autism, it didn't matter for her! of course you would say, Livia is a very easy , always smiling child!! Yes she is , but that doesn't mean on a daily basis , that her having autism can´t be challenging!

Throughout the year she followed our leads, needs and wishes without any issues or complaints and I salute her for that! 

A bit about Lorena....

Lorena is a lovely 26 year old girl/woman who is from the area of Malaga ( Campillos).
While being an aupair for us , she is also studying psychology from home. 
Lorena speaks only Spanish and is due to her study also learning English , but we only speak Spanish to her.
She is mad about her Spanish series ( don't ask me the names, cant even pronounce it) and loves to go out so now and then with her new friends she recently made here in Montcada. She is very nice to talk and laugh with and we are therefor also regularly in stitches about everything basically!!

The kids adore her and the other way around as well! Sofia ( or ´mi Chiquitita´ as Lorena calls her) loves to hug her, kiss her, tell funny stories to her, but also likes to be mad at her as a 3 year old can do best! And most of all talk to her aaaaall day long , which makes Lorena mad sometimes.. ( yes Sofia  looks a bit like her mother ) Sofia loves to watch Lorena when she is getting ready for a night out.. all those girlie things are soo fascinating!!

Livia and Lorena have a special bond, you see that in everything.. Livia is crazy about Lorena and Lorena about Livia and they play and hug a lot! Lorena is seeing every little detail in Livia regarding play and behavior and she knows exactly what Livia wants, needs or when Livia tries her out! This is not easy in Livia´s case as she is non-verbal as most of you know.

This blog is just to say how grateful we are with  Lorena and she deserves a special huuuuge thanks from Shayne and myself!! 

So hereby : 

Muchos Gracias mi amiga de todos y esperamos que te quedes con nosotros por un largo tiempo !!!

Te Queremos!!!

Ow and by the speaking better Spanish is also thanks to her!!

2 comentarios:

  1. She is just adorable! We all love Lorena very much!

  2. What a lovely blogpost on a lovely girl, Lorena is an angel and you are so lucky to have had her for the past year, she's really sweet and so good with the girls! In fact she is a lovely person to have around and I wish I could communicate better with her but you can tell her what I said!
    Love you all, Catherine xxx