Mother’s Day in Poland

Yesterday was Mother’s Day in Poland.  So one would think it would be a relaxing day for me, right?  Wrong!

I started the morning first taking the kids to school(yes, we are still in school here for another month) and then I was off to take workshop about non-verbal communication(more about that another day).

Then before you know school was done and time to pick up the girls and take them to this…

"E" roasting a sausage for her and me.

“E” roasting a sausage for her and me.

A friend of ours was telling me the other day about the Scouting group her daughter belongs to. I am a HUGE Scouting supporter as I did it from grade 1 all the way through graduating high school. Earned just about every badge & award you can earn including the Gold Award.  Even after graduating, I started volunteering for Girl Scouts then every next month and have never stopped the last 22 years even living overseas until we moved here to Poland.  I was the Overseas Committee Chair for the US Girl Scout program in the southern Netherlands, part of Belgium and western Germany. Even my husband has the Scouting bug as he has held several key positions in Boy Scouts and Girl Scouts.  Unfortunately since there are only 2 others girls my daughters age here at the military base here we can’t start a US troop here.  BUT another positive of sending them to a Polish school and learning the Polish language is they know enough of the language to participate in the Polish Scouting program!

So my friend asked me if my girls would like to join her daughter at last nights Mother’s Day campfire.  My girls were beyond excited to join in!

Scouts are cute in uniforms no matter where in the world you live.

Scouts are cute in uniforms no matter where in the world you live.

I can't wait till I get the fire pit built in our backyard so we can have lots of fun night like this in our yard.

I can’t wait till I get the fire pit built in our backyard so we can have lots of fun night like this in our yard.

Of course there was going to be silly songs at a campfire just in a different language that sounded like a tongue twisters to me.

Of course there was going to be silly songs at a campfire just in a different language that sounded like tongue twisters to me.

Then it was a quick game of charades with us mom's acting them out.  I am not sure who laughed harder us mom's looking like idiots or the kids making fun of us?

Then it was a quick game of charades with us mom’s acting them out. I am not sure who laughed harder us mom’s looking like idiots or the kids making fun of us?

Now if that was not enough fun for the day, at church we organized a Mother’s Day picnic of sorts.  I LOVE doing fun things like this at church as Sunday’s are always in a rush and I never really get to talk to people and picnics like this you can really get to talk and get to know more about each other.

Looks like everyone is having a GREAT time!

Looks like everyone is having a GREAT time of socializing!

Time for some catch.

Time for some catch.

Time for some juggling.

Time for some juggling.

AND time for some soccer(aka European football).

AND time for some soccer(aka European football).

And of course there was time for kisses too!

And of course there was time for kisses too!

Time for eating more importantly for some.

Time for eating more importantly for some.

Oh, and time for fun violin music to dance to too.

Oh, and time for fun violin music to dance to too.

Let's not forget about ping-pong time.

Let’s not forget about ping-pong time.

And my girls favorite thing for the night, time for keep-ways!

And my girls favorite thing for the night, time for keep-way!

It was a busy Mother’s Day you could say for me but for those mom’s out there…is the not the story of lives?

love kelley
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