Doll's Day fell at a perfect time this year in the life of the ISS. We got to celebrate the Japanese holiday as the kick off of our Multicultural Weeks. I guess it started as Multicultural Week, but this year, they had too many great ideas and plans to fit everything in one week's time. We've been busy attending special multicultural productions and our monthly ELC (Early Learning Center) assembly celebrated the many heritages of our children.
Last night (Friday,) was another special celebration for our week. The parents, and some employees, made food from their home countries. All of us other lucky people, staff and parents, got to pay a mere 2 Euro and stuff ourselves full of wonderful treats from all over the world!
The parents took their jobs quite seriously, and had beautifully decorated tables for each country. I was especially excited to have some delicious REAL Mexican food, something that is quite difficult to come by in Germany.
Joern came with me, and we met up with two other assistants I work with. Wow, so much food! Besides my most delicious Mexican tamales and burrito, I sampled some sushi, Swedish meatballs, Indian lemon rice with chana masala, a delicous Italian bean and meat salad, and some English sausage puffs. By the time I started my quest for desert, I was so stuffed, I could only force down a Scottish shortbread cookie!
It was great to be able to mingle with the parents and spend some time with my co-workers outside of the daily setting. But, my favorite part of the night was the hugs from the kids we work with, many of whom were also there :)
It was a super fun night!