Friday, August 22, 2008
Living the Suisse Life
Geno seems to hate shopping and here you end up shopping a lot. There isn't one place where you can buy everything you need. For instance, in order to buy a hairdryer and antiseptic, you must buy this in Zug at Coop City.
If you want groceries and a few things for the home, then Zugerland is your best bet.
If you want plants, grills, etc. Coop +Hauby or the Landis is where you may go.
Geno does not have the patience for this type of shopping, so he can make this time more stressful than it needs to be. Friday morning at 9 am is not the time to grocery shop, however. I found this out the hard way. It is like a train station that is packed, and every person wants the one item you are grabbing for. When you try to move your cart, many times you are in a standstill being pushed and banged into other carts like bumper cars. Try lugging two kids with you through this experience. AGHHH!! Anyways, lesson learned.
On a better note, Geno has learned how to walk Charlie on the leash and you can tell by the look on his face he is proud. Nothing is like a little boy and his dog. He has also mastered crawling his way up and down the steps and sits up at the top (his special place). He also has a thing for his sister's unmentionables as you can see in the picture above.
Coretta starts school on Tuesday and is nervous and excited. She has met a boy named Michael who lives in the neighborhood and whose Dad works with Nick. He is from New York, and they too are staying here for three years. I am glad she has made friends in the neighborhood.
She also loves her room and that her bunk bed is up high. It also has a movable shelf for drinks, snacks, or books. Tomorrow Coretta and I are driving to IKEA (45 minutes away) for a little mother daughter bonding. Here is a photo of her new room.