>You know You’re in Europe When…

14 Apr

>your 3 year old son uses sentences with “in the states” in them. For example, “Mom, I get to drink that fuzzy drink when I am in the states.” “Mom, you know that restaurant in the states where we get ice-cream if we finish our meals? I like that place!”

while at school your child goes on a field trip and you had no previous knowledge of it. You didn’t sign a permission slip or any wavier.
I find the second one to be one of my favorite things about Europe. If a classroom took their students on a field trip, even a walking field trip, without parents knowing or signing a permission slip in the states all hell would break lose. If a child for some reason tripped and hurt themselves on that walk you can guarantee a lawsuit. If baffles my mind of what America has come too.
According to Jayden, today his teachers and the older kids, “not the babies, Mom” went for a walk to the church in the city center and place small Polish flags they made in Art class around the church and sang songs. He is not sure why they did it but I imagine it was to pay their respects for the passing of the Polish presidents and the other passengers on board.

3 Responses to “>You know You’re in Europe When…”

  1. Maria April 14, 2010 at 10:41 AM #

    >That is one thing I dig about TB's school. You sign one permission slip for the entire year. It covers on and off campus trips. (Their campus is 80 acres or so…much of it wilderness, and they often times go for long walks!)

  2. Kearstin April 16, 2010 at 3:28 PM #

    >No way! That is awesome. That was never happen in the northeast. Parents would be on the phone within seconds if they heard they child went somewhere without notification! I found out on Thursday that the went to the city center to put Polish flags down and feed the birds. The teacher said they had a great time 🙂

  3. Maria April 21, 2010 at 5:31 PM #

    >Yeah, private school…different philosophy…it's kinda a hippie school. 😉 LOL!

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