I always believe in keeping the Kinder team together, with all of the kids having the same experiences when possible. Unfortunately, one of the older kids, M-chan, wasn’t able to stay for night. She developed a fever while we were at the pool, and her mom had to come pick her up. She’ll be going to elementary school next year, so it was her last sleepover. Poor kid…
On to the positive. Only one child was uncomfortable in the pool! This made me very proud of the parents of the Kinder Kids. I think it’s great that so many parents made the effort to give their kids “water experience”. The only child who didn’t enjoy the water was actually quite logical about it: The pool water was too cold, the bath was too hot. I felt the same way!
Another positive was how fast the children went to sleep. After lights out time, it took only a few minutes for all the kids to fall asleep. Usually, at least two or three kids can’t fall asleep for an hour or more. This year was great in that respect, and appreciated most by myself! I’m not a night person at all.
Seeing the kids in the pool made me very happy. But, there was a small thing that made me even happier. None of the kids complained! All day they tried their best. At dinnertime, all the kids tried my tacos, and most of the older kids even ate jalepeno peppers! It’s challenges like this that make the kids feel grown up. Ok, the peppers weren’t spicy at all, and everybody loves tacos but, it would have been so easy for the kids to become homesick and and start complaining to get extra attention from the teachers. NOBODY did that.
I think that that was the most important thing for a child to experience during a sleepover. That they have the strength to stay apart from their parents and show others that they can take care of themselves.
This year was a success!
M-chan, sorry you couldn’t stay. We’ll make sure you get your snake or frog eggs for Halloween!