03 July 2011

School's Out for Summer

Goodness me! Where does the time go? My youngest, who I swear was just being swaddled in her baby blanket a few months ago, will be 4 in September! And I have another birthday looming on the horizon (check back here next week for a related cupcake giveaway) myself! Another school year has just ended and we are soon going to be heading into vacation mode. I love this time of year - the long days of dawdling around at the parc, exploring Paris, passing evenings on warm cafe terraces and the anticipation of getting out of town for a bit, changing the scenery and just enjoying family time.

Unfortunately the end of the school year also brings with it the usual round of goodbyes to families who will be leaving our city. This is one of the biggest drawbacks of having kids in an international school. We meet people, make friends and then 2-3 years later they are gone, moving on to another exotic location or heading back home after an assignment abroad. At this point my son has become kind of hardened to these types of departures and I guess just views them as a part of life. My little one on the other hand hasn't quite made sense of why some friends who were once part of everyday life suddenly vanish and has had a more difficult acceptance of these comings and goings.

We have several friends moving on this summer. It's hard to see them go. We wish them luck settling into their new homes and look forward to hearing about their adventures in various corners of the world (a special shout-out to my friend JS who is moving to India with her family!). And of course hope they'll be back at some point down the road to visit.

In this post, pictures of cupcakes made for families heading to Colorado, NY and LA, India and London.


  1. I know how it feels! I went to a few International schools and always had to say goodbye but all these years later I see my friends from there time to time.