Wednesday, 2 April 2008

Its enrolment time again

Its time to send David off to the Bonlieu again to stand in line for an hour to enrol Lily for an activity for the next semester. The Mairie provides an amazing range of free activities for kids here. Amongst other things, at various ages they can do cross country skiing, orienteering, climbing and athletics. Before five, its a bit more limited. Lily can choose from gymnastics or swimming. She did gymnastics last time and really enjoyed it so this time she'll try the jardin d'eau.

Whether it can be called swimming lessons remains to be seen. Under the age of five, the kids still need a parent in the pool with them. Its all a bit different from Australia. Also we need to present a medical certificate to enrol her. So Lily and I trotted off to the doctor to get one today. When I explained what I needed he said its very common in France to need a certificate before starting an activity, "even for breathing!" He's pretty cool, our doctor. Not to mention he always compliments my french. And he was very impressed with Lily's too. He took the opportunity to weigh and measure her as she has not been there for ages. And she's about average height and a bit below average weight. See, I knew I was right not to worry when she was this chubby at 8 months. Look at those chubby legs!



Bonlieu - welcome centre
Mairie - town hall
jardin d'eau - water garden (for kids)

8 comments:

Guera said...

Wow, can't believe all those activities are free. Sounds fab.

Cute pic of baby Lily too - Guerita was the same as a bub - rolls and rolls and now she's a rake! Must be because she never sits still.

Anne in Oxfordshire said...

How cute!! I have a one year old grand daughter, and she is the same, and her brother is the opposite..

How amazing all that is free, this country provides nothing, and if they do, it costs alot. :-)

Leesa said...

OMG!! Adorable... : ) Have a nice WE Penny!

Le Tigre said...

That's fantastic it's free! Not so in Australia as you know, and not many families can afford all of those extra curricular activities.

screamish said...

what a cutie...

Function of Time said...

You're family seems so very lovely.

The Late Bloomer said...

Oh, Lily is so adorable! And she was also just the cutest when she was a little baby -- you have two beautiful children!

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