What happened

Today Sam came home with his graduation cap. I can’t comprehend this. Our oldest is done with school. He’s officially a real adult and we don’t need to care for him. Naturally I teared up. I’m so not ready for this and I force myself to remind myself what his daycare teacher Helene told me,…

Realizing

Sam’s started “junior high” and it is clear that the tempo and amount around homework and tests are C.O.M.P.L.E.T.E.L.Y different from sixth grade. We are cool but demanding parents. We’re not demanding straight A’s (which is almost impossible to get in Sweden), we’re actually not demanding any specific grade more than he needs to pass. But, we…

Out in the cold

I decided to join the kids at school today. I asked Fabian yesterday if there was any particular class he really wanted me to join and he clearly stated “PE”. So I planned the day accordingly.  This morning when I shared my plan our oldest response was: “What?! wait?! Once more, are you coming to…

Summer is here

The Swedish of all Swedish things. Probably more Swedish than Midsummer is end of term (skolavslutning). I don’t think I am more proud to be Swedish than at this specific time.    New for this year is that our school had the ceremony on the evening rather than the morning. It was perfect. The sun came…

Nature and memories

I had to go back to my parents for another round of cleaning out of old stuff (so much crap one saves…). Instead of keeping it all I chose to take som pics. Driving to my parents I also got flabbergasted over nature’s brilliance. To be honest I must have grown up at one of…

Nostalgia 

As my parents have sold our childhood home we are “forced” to clean out. And for some reason we have saved a lot. Like old schoolbooks. And I love it. I have a long walk down memory lane showing our kids how great I was at math and what a terrible speller I was (am)….

Heritage, environment or jante at its best?

Reunions, what a strange arrangement. What a great arrangement. Last Saturday, 50% of all the students from the three graduating classes from Ljungbyheds junior high 1990, returned to a building where school dances were held 25-years ago. Did we time warp and become as we once were. Naturally, I can only speak for myself, but some extent yes. But only because…

Let’s blame it on the mom

It is only me and my husband who have fostered these terrible individuals. No they are not terrible. I love my fantastic children to death, but right now I am far beyond frustration. I believe we are quite normal parents. We give a lot. Love, experience and to some extent; things. To that we follow…

Gratitude

Yesterdays visits with friends left me with an even stronger sense to actively acknowledge gratitude. I really have nothing to complain about. Nothing, nothing at all. Besides our general health, yesterday left me grateful for; To have  friends around me that challenge and allow me to challenge. GREAT ideas Both boys had a good first…

That one thing missing

Right there is only one thing missing in my life (OK, two, if we count the lack of snow) and that is the fact that school is not out yet and I need to get up at 07.00 am tomorrow.