was sonst noch war (II) / other stuff that happened (II)

(English version follows below)

Der Oktober verging ja irgendwie wie im Fluge! Auf den Urlaub, aus dem wir, oh Wunder, völlig tiefenentspannt wiederkamen, folgte ein großes Familienfest. Mit guter Gesellschaft, fantastischem Essen und Getanze – fast wie auf unserer Hochzeit vor vier Jahren, die wir am gleichen Ort gefeiert haben, nur dass diesmal der Innenhof mit einem roten Blätterteppich bedeckt war.

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Zwei Wochen später gab es die nächste Familienfeier, diesmal mit der anderen Seite der Familie, aber ebenfalls mit guter Gesellschaft und leckerem Essen (aber ohne Tanzen für uns).

Der einzige, der bei solchen Sachen immer leidet, ist der Hobbit. Der möchte sich bei so vielen Menschen immer am Liebsten im nächsten Mauseloch verkriechen, und zu laut ist es ihm auch schnell. Ganz im Gegensatz zu seiner Schwester, die sich in der Großfamilie sichtlich wohl fühlt und gekonnt Smalltalk betreibt.

Die Feste lösten sich ab mit mehreren Abenden, an denen ich unterwegs war – Infoveranstaltungen, Elternvertretertreffen, Fördervereinstreffen und was nicht alles so ansteht. Zwischendurch wurden fleißig Laternen gebastelt, denn Anfang November waren wir wunderschön Laternelaufen mit dem Kindergarten. Die Waldgruppe hatte im Wald den Weg mit Kerzen und Sternen geschmückt und es gab Kinderpunsch und Würstchen und Singen, bis es stockdunkel war und man die Kinder im Wald nicht mehr wiederfand (was die Eltern mehr störte als die Kinder). Ich mag diese Feste im Wald sehr!

Nebenbei geht das Leben hier in großen Schritten seinen Lauf und ich werde ein bisschen sentimental. Vor ein paar Tagen habe ich die Große in der Grundschule angemeldet, und dann ist diese Woche auch noch ihr erster Wackelzahn rausgefallen. Die war doch gerade noch so ein kleines Baby, wann ist sie denn nur so groß geworden?

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Somehow, time runs again and I think October happened twice as fast as usual. After we returned from our holiday (needless to say that we were extremely relaxed!), we attended a big family celebration. It involved lots of family (of course) and many old friends from my parents, delicious food and a lot of dancing – almost like our wedding four years ago, which took place at the same location, just that the trees had prepared a beautiful red carpet this time. And right they were, the trees, as my parents celebrated their 50th wedding anniversaire which is definitely worth a red carpet!

Only two weeks later, we went to another family celebration. This time, with the other part of the family, but also with good company and delicious food (just the dancing was missing).

The only one who suffered a bit during these events was the hobbit. He is quite simply overwhelmed by so many people and can’t stand loud events (or people he doesn’t know…which includes about 95% of the guests). His sister, by the way, is the complete contrary. She is thriving in the company of the extended family, and is practising her small talk abilities).

After the celebrations, there came a serious of evening events such as meetings of friend’s associations, work information meetings and so on. In between we were busy making lanterns for the annual autumn party of the kindergarden, which was a beautiful event in the forest where the forest kindergarden prepared the path with candles and stars. Afterwards (after the walk with the lanterns, which is a thing you do in Germany in October and November) there was hot children’s punch and stuff to eat and some singing until it was so dark that one couldn’t see the children anymore (which bothered the parents more than the children). I do love these events in the forest!

And, if time wouldn’t run already, I need to find a new name for the little one soon, since she is far from little by now. Not only did she skip one whole size with her clothes, but I also officially registered her at the primary school for next year, and she lost her first tooth last week. I am a bit sentimental regarding this rapid growing up business – it seems like yesterday that I was holding this cute little baby in my arms!

 

 

 

About erdhummel

Familial entropy - that's an insight into our current life which has been fundamentally changed last summer when our daughter was born. Having studied in Cottbus, Germany, and worked/studied in Edinburgh, Scotland, we momentarily live in a small town in Switzerland where Karsten is trying to save the environment and Freddie is trying to save our sanity. Since there is not much time for elaborate, long emails while doing that, we thought a blog might be a good option to smuggle ourselves into the lifes of our friends.
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