There’s a lot going on, and yet not much to post about.
Most of our activity of late has centered around end-of-the-school-year events. Katja is making the big leap from Kindergarten to first grade, and so she’s got rites of passage right and left: monthly afternoons with the Kooperationslehrerin (teacher from the elementary school helping prep the kids for the transition), the big Schulanfängerprojekt (this year, a theater production put on by the kids who will start school in the Fall), Singkreis where they get their Malmappen (the kids moving on get folders of all the drawings and crafts they’ve made for the last three years in Kindergarten), and the Übernachtung (a slumber party at Kindergarten for all the kids who will be going to school in the Fall)! Of course, families are an integral part of many of these activities. Then there’s the Sommerfests and Vorführungen associated with the kids’ after school activities (music school shows and club picnics); and Zavi’s class has had several wonderful Ausflüge (field trips). So, we’re making that wonderful, yet hectic transition from Kindergarten to school, and from school-time to vacation-time.
Creatively, I’ve got crêche figures in progress, fabric postcards underway, knitting to keep my hands busy when I’m away from home, and lots of embroidery and art quilt ideas waiting for a suitable pause in the activity. All WIP, but just that — in progress.
Adding to the change around here is the inevitable departure of TS&WGH. No worries, he won’t be gone long, nor will he be going anywhere dangerous, but there is still a transition to be made. As a military family, we’ve done this enough times that we know the routine — the busyness of preparation, the subtle drawing away, the waiting for the last minute changes which can be inconsequential or monumental.
Our summer in progress; moving from one state of being into another. I find the transitions the hardest, but once we’ve settled into our new routine I fully expect to come up for air and finish off some of the WIPs.