|Karina is presented her Schultüte|
But they aren’t that age....so I'll worry about that one later. Karina entered the first grade today, she was able to experience the German tradition of receiving her "Schultüte". She was presented this goodie filled cone (that was as big as her) during a special ceremony for all the first graders. I was amazed that like many of the castles around here, this traditional “bag” filled with gifts such as crayons, pencils, and small toys leads back to the early 1800s. I was also amazed at how loud a bunch of parents armed with cameras can be when put together.
|Cooper to Kindergarten and Karina to 1st Grade|
This morning, as I listened to the speech about this class of 2023, I realized that our children are already like the brave girl in the movie last night. They have already demonstrated strong, brave and resourceful…They have moved to a new country, are hearing a new language, playing with new friends, eating new food, living in a new house, and going to a new school all with a brave face. So I think the next time I find myself thinking I may not be doing things right as a mother, I will try to remember that I must be doing something that is working since our children are approaching most things here in Germany in a brave and resourceful manner including the beginning of Kindergarten and First Grade!