...and other misconceptions I made 06-09-01
2006 Sep 01
March 25th 2006
A German play group

Posted by D under family

I must admit that after last night (which was terrible – I slept in their room, or more precisely, I had an air mattress in their room on which I had a few short naps last night between long intervals of trying to get one or the other to sleep) I didn’t think we’d make it. But K2 had a brilliant idea for nap… the girls woke up after about 45 minutes but instead of fighting with them, we each took one of the girls and laid down with them on the air mattress. I had S2 on my chest and was flat on my back and with that she got a total nap of about two and a half hours. With some interruptions where I had to calm her down again, but still.

After that relatively decent nap we were optimistic that the girls would be up for a play date. And we were right. There’s another couple of girl-twins at our daycare and their parents (Ursula and Jens) are Germans – and are part of a group of German or part-German families who raise their children bilingually and get together twice a month for the kids to play together. Most of the children are between one and two years old, so our girls fit right in.

Today was our first time and H2 and S2 seemed to enjoy it. It was hard on K2, I guess, with everyone speaking German all the time, but since her listening comprehension is very good I think she managed quite well. We met at Ursula’s and Jens’ house, the girls played, the parents talked. We had fun. I’m very excited that our girls are getting more exposure to spoken German, with more speakers and more topics. That has got to be good for them. We are very much looking forward to the next play group in April!

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