After lots of ENT drama and one post after another featuring ear aches, I thought I’d share something fun this week. That’s basically the reason why this post goes up today and not on a Monday as usual.
What is Fasching?
Yesterday, Amy and her little friends celebrated Fasching at kindergarten – something that you might not be familiar with if you don’t have German, Austrian or Swiss roots. Fasching is basically a Christian carnival celebration before Lent that is celebrated in big parts of Europe.
These days, religious reasons have taken a step back and people celebrate it just to have fun and dress up which is exactly what Amy did yesterday. Every year, a whole day in kindergarten is dedicated to Fasching. The kids all have a buffet-style breakfast together with lots of delicious treats and everything is decorated with balloons, confetti and garlands.
Amy’s costume for Fasching 2017
Amy was super excited and after dressing like a pirate for her first experience of Karneval last year, she decided she wanted to be the Snow Queen this year. I loved dropping her off yesterday morning because everyone looked just so cute in their costumes. There was a little peacock, policemen, a witch and Storm Troopers and Amy’s best friend dressed up as Cleopatra. And they were all so excited to show off their costumes and when I picked Amy up in the afternoon, she wouldn’t stop talking about all the fun things they did.
They had a band for entertainment, lots of games and treats, they did little craft projects and decorated paper plates like clowns and had an absolute ball. So much so that Amy had a three-hour nap once she was home – of course, that might be partially down to her ears but I think having fun dancing and playing games played a very important part, too.