Taking care of a 3-year-old on one’s own is hard. To show N that I recognize and appreciate it, and also in order to give him a bit of a break, I got Klara’s favorite teacher Ms Stephanie to come over and babysit for 4 hours.
Can you guess what N decided to do with his four hours of freedom?
Go to a bar? Watch a game? Sleep? Go out for a meal?
No, no, no, and no.
He’s going to chop wood. Like, for real. He’ll take big pieces of wood and chop them up into firewood. Because it’s important to prepare firewood in advance.
Every Russian speaker who’s reading this is now heaving with laughter. There is a very famous quote from a very famous novel about chopping wood to sublimate. I can’t explain it better than this. It’s very very funny.