This week was vacation for a lot of the city, it’s Carnaval! Unfortunately we didn’t do much carnavaling, the kids were home from school all week which allowed for lots of relaxing around the house.
The kids really are enjoying their new school, however there have been a few growing pains. The school they are going to is a true Montessori school. Lily is loving the different format but Zane is having a bit of trouble with the lack of structure. He finds comfort in minute by minute planning and scheduling. The open learning format makes him feel a bit lost.
I’m extremely excited that we have hired someone to come to the house each week for cleaning and help with the laundry! But…I need either lower my expectations or let them know how picky I am about making beds. (how they did it)
Some observations from the week
A good tip for a Brussels traveler is whenever you have the opportunity to use the restroom freely, do so. In most places you can not use their restroom without either purchasing something or paying a small fee.
I can’t even begin to tell you the number of times I have cursed out my GPS. I wonder if Brussels was just a little too anxious when they turned in their road maps. So many times I am told to go straight, turn right or bare left right into a mud field. It is a tad frustrating.
Also, intersections are quite stressful, tons of lights, all pointed towards you and impossible to read signs. I hate it when I’m first in line. Most of the time I just wait for the honking to begin to know when I should go.
If you are curious as to what people wear here (Jessica), it’s easy. Black. If you want to get crazy, throw some brown boots on, wear grey or put a strip of color in your scarf. Want to visit me? Don’t know what to pack? EASY. Black. Go to your closet, find everything black and throw it in your suitcase.
This weekend we went to the Watermael-Boitsfort market. It takes place every Sunday and this market is famously, the best in the city. It was beautiful although expensive. The food was outstanding and the line was queued up 30 people for the famous rotisserie chicken.