So in the midst of packing & saying good bye to our neighbours in our nice little block of flats, Tobias has had to say a few goodbyes of his own – but he is way too excited about the fact that he’s going to Kindi to be too sad about goodbyes. On the contrary, i’m the one feeling all blue – sigh.
He said goodbye to the Kangaroo Club when he has spent 1 happy year – learning more social skills & improving on his Swiss while still getting the English (it’s a bilingual pre-school).
Not great pictures but on days with good weather, i was rushing & this was a not so fantastic day weatherwise & there are not many places to stop for pictures but u get a little feel of the nice scenary.
Tobias also said goodbye to the daycare (Kinder Krippe Tubeschlag) where he has been going since he was 2.5yrs old & has spent a most wonderful time there – picking up lots of Swiss & having lots of different kids to play with (including one with special needs). i loved how the environment there is truly like a family, not like a business or an education centre – they (kids & carers) really do care for each other. It is sad to leave them – they have been a great source of information & support for us – me especially.
Here are some photos from his last day (they have a little celebration everytime anyone (kid or carer) leaves – on this day, they had 2 kids (Tobias & Johnas) & a carer. These were taken with my Palm mobile so the quality is just terrible but it was all i had as the batteries on the camera died on me.
Here everyone who is leaving gets to carry a little cloth bundle at the end of a pole & walk around as everyone else sings the good bye song – which includes things like we love having you & sad that you leave but send you on happily to *land (in Tobias’ case it was to Kindiland).
Everyone enjoying the goodies on the table – there were 2 cakes as one of the boys had his birthday & i had also baked a cake for the occasion (it was an almost vegan one – i did not have soya butter at home).
i’m not sure if Tobias will come to miss his carers & friends from these places – maybe he will once it truly sinks in that he’s not going back anymore or maybe he won’t – but i sure will miss all these wonderful people who have made a huge difference in our lives – especially with adjusting to living here 😀 i love being a SAHM & won’t trade for anything but these people made it easier & kept me sane (need for mummy’s time).
From the bottom of my heart, i thank them all!