This morning I got to sleep in until 9:15! After having my daily macchiato and cereal, S, the two older kids and I hopped in the car and drove into town. We had to go pick up the sailboat from storage. While there, S solicited me to three teenage boys who said they were going to a disco (club/party) tonight in another town. S told them if they wanted to they could come pick me up tonight. I appreciate his effort but I doubt they will be too keen on babysitting an American. On the way home S let Clara and Lukas take turns steering the car and they had a blast! When we got back to the house the kids and I stayed outside and played with the ‘bobby cars’ and bikes and then dug around in the sand box.
At lunch Clara refused to come inside, but Lukas and I were hungry so we went willingly and Clara stayed out on the playground screaming her lungs out. For lunch we had a traditional Bavarian meal; Weisswurst (white colored sausage that you must cook in a very careful manner so that it doesn’t burst. You must then carefully slice the casing and peel it off and eat the sausage with sweet mustard) I really enjoyed these. So much so, I had three! The meal is served with big hot pretzels (and beer)!
[See how they have their children, four and two years old, using knives and forks? I am striving for these kind of table manners with my son! So impressive]
[Written later in the evening] Okay so…those guys that we talked to earlier today just showed up at the door. I heard some noise downstairs and went to look and heard S and another guy’s voice. Then S came to my door and said
“So, they showed up” acting just as surprised as I was. Then upon seeing me in my state of undress (sweatpants, t-shirt, in my bed) he said,
“Maybe I will just tell them to come back next week”.
I said “well, I don’t mind…I guess. Do they speak English?”
And he replied “A little, I think”.
Great plan! Let me go to a party with FOUR German boys who I barely even met who hardly speak English!
So Stefan said “yeah, I think I will tell them to come back next week when you have your own car to drive”.
This morning Kerstin and I worked out in the fitness room and after we got cleaned up the whole family went out to eat at this cute little restaurant in town [Fischerwert]. I had wiener schnitzel with pommes [french fries] and salad. I had a coke to drink because I don’t know what kind of drink to order anymore!
Is an au pair a nanny? It seems like such a sweet family! And I love little glimpses into others’ lives! What a fun series!
Ayana Nell says
Yes! Essentially the same. I think the difference is that an au pair is usually from another country and lives in the same home. Don’t quote me on that though lol.
Elizabeth Voyles says
Those are some impressive table manners! I’ll have to work on my kiddos, LOL
Ayana Nell says
Right?! It can be done, for sure! Their dad was super strict though…he even taught me how to do it haha
What?! 2 and 4 year olds using knives and forks? That’s awesome!
Belle | One Awesome Momma
Right!? I have the IKEA Silverware and I try to give my 1.5 year old knives and forks together sometimes just so he isn’t foreign to the idea
Love the table manners! And so jealous over you sleeping in, something I truly dream of lol
hahaha it was a very rare occurrence. Never happens any more!
Becca @ Homemakers In Action says
What a cute little family 🙂 I kind of wanted to be an au pair when I was younger!
It was quite the adventure!
Stephanie Lee says
What a cool experience to have been an au pair in a different country! Germany is so full of interesting family culture, and those sausages and bretzels are delicious!
I miss them so much!! Auntie Anne’s just isn’t the same!