Yesterday we attended the International School of Belgrade’s Easter Family Picnic. It was held on the grounds of the high school and the weather was perfect! The PTA had organized an Easter Egg hunt, games for kids, egg-drop contest, Bonnet Parade, etc. We enjoyed the day! My favorite part was the picnic, just hanging out under the trees of our lovely campus. It was a bit hectic with the preparations, but after we got there and my job was done, we had fun.
One of the things in our society in recent years is the decline of community events like this. In the 1970’s and 80’s, there seemed to be more opportunities to interact with the community. I remember growing up and playing in summer basketball leagues, participating in the Kiddie Parade, etc. These things have given way to personal family enjoyment, like video games, solo family vacations, etc. I was re-energized by the sense of community yesterday.
In the afternoon we came back home and enjoyed a nice afternoon in the back yard. This week we bought Owen a basketball hoop and he is shooting all the time. We had our first game of “burro” (Spanish version of H-O-R-S-E). Owen seems enthused for basketball and Serbia is the perfect country for it. They are fanatics here and take it to a higher level than the USA. (more posts later)
Last night we hooked up the speakers in the house that have been packed away since we arrived. We all listened to music and drank champagne.