Birthday-ish Trip to the Kino
We celebrated Vinnie turning seven with a couple of her friends today. Her birthday was almost six weeks ago, but I kept putting off the party. Errol takes them to school and picks them up each day so I don’t know most of the parents or kids. Finally, I mustered up the energy to put the pieces together. It helped that Vinnie wanted to invite the son of someone from their school that I know and enjoy.
I suggested to Vinnie we go to the movies. Paddington 2 was her first choice, but I didn’t get my act together in time. We settled for the new Pixar movie, Coco. It was very good. Unfortunately, they only play the original version (in English/German subtitles) once a week. Coco’s OV showing is Wednesdays at 5.45 p.m. This isn’t the greatest timing for first graders, but I decided to just do it.
I felt a bit anxious when we met them at the tram stop coming home from school. Errol warned me with a look that having these two extra first graders for six hours would be tough. It was.
Vinnie was so tired tonight, she cried uncontrollably. Nothing like screaming tears of insanity make a mother feel appreciated!
12/21/2017 04:38:21 pm
Everything is so darn hard in a foreign country! You were very brave to give her a party, Anne, and I’m so sorry it was so difficult. ❤️
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