Last day of school for Ingrid. Adrian’s preschool also had a summer “graduation” celebration for the bigger kids who will be going to school this autumn, and the smaller kids and their parents were invited to watch (and eat the cupcakes).

End-of-term celebrations all involve a lot of performances. At Ingrid’s school first there was an hour in the classroom where the teacher thanked everybody and said goodbye, and the kids sang some songs for the parents. That was followed by the shared celebrations for the whole school, out in the schoolyard. I think each grade had someone perform something (ranging from dancing to playing the piano), and then of course the headmistress had to make a speech, and all the kids sang Flaggan vajar på sin stång and Den blomstertid nu kommer. That took another hour. In the afternoon at preschool the bigger kids had a circus performance for us. So I literally spent hours today watching other people’s kids perform. Rather boring to be honest…