the Farewell was tonight 6 to 9pm. Why tonight ? because yesterday was busy with sports, tomorrow is the Band Concert and Girly Squirrel has to go… the whole family has to attend to cheer. Friday could have be good…. but it's a long WE. Monday is Memorial Day and Off for everybody! Saturday is Track Championship for 3rd,4th and 5th grade. Are you sure you really want to know more about our busy planning ? (and it could be worse… only 2 kids and I'm a french Mommy). Even this evening was busy… last practice at track : happily it was exactly at the same place as the Party.
so what else ? I still do not realize… we did not see all the people we wanted to see but most of our American and French friends, good neighbors, beloved teachers, school community, sport community did attend. We tried to spend 5 minutes with everyone, forget nobody. It's not enough, I agree, but we discovered, back at home that we forgot to eat. We were starving !
We had been spoiled in many ways. Having all these friends with us was the first one. You realize (it's too late but…) how much people enjoyed to chat, to work, to volunteer with you. How much your kids have good friends. And so many cards, attentions, notes, gift cards for the kids, pictures, books, tees, chocolates, wine, marshmallows, american recipes, bretzels. As if it was not enough, this big gift : 2 Adirondak chairs… I dreamt of it !
We did not cry…. but were not very good for "the discours". I had prepared one…but it would have been hard to go till the end. And Mister My Husband, even if he is usually very good at this exercise did not want to go ahead. Instead of that we said THANK YOU to everyone and promised to handwrite a personalized card. We tried to be ourselves, in the most simple way.
Now we're in the new era… a new adventure is beginning : not the one in London! are you kidding ? we've to finish the pizzas first …. I guess we ordered twice the pieces we really needed !
Have a good day and take care,