Lest anyone think differently, our days here are pretty much the same as those is the states as far as activities and daily life. I mean, I happened to fall asleep on the couch today while Karina was napping for no more than 15 minutes and when I woke up Asha was sitting on the floor face covered in black marker and one leg multi colored. I should have taken a picture, but I was more concerned about getting the marker off her face, so I was not walking around with a 4 year old in black face. I assume that is universally frowned up. You see normal everyday life.
I was able to get her cleaned up and then after Karina woke up we walked to art class. As we were walking we went past Wasserturmplatz. It is the oldest water tower in Berlin, though it is no longer used. It was also taken over by the Nazis in 1933 and used as a concentration camp. Now it is a park with a playground. That is what is so crazy about this city. The juxtaposition of a dark history with modern everyday life. Children are running and playing on the site of a former concentration camp. There is also a daycare center there.
After our little detour we continued on to art class. The girls had a great time. The class was set up with different stations, painting, clay, and light with shapes. The theme of the circus, but the kids could move freely about the space and explore the different mediums. I was asked by a couple parents if Karina was always so active. Um…yes always. Which means this class was great for her and Asha too. She said she loved being able to be creative.
Tomorrow we leave for Italy. YAY!! I can’t wait to visit a new country and see great friends.