It's been a full weekend. I shopped, and cleaned. We put up the Christmas tree. Saturday night Juergen and I took Thomas out to dinner. We needed to talk to him about school. He has had trouble finishing his homework. He travels 2 1/2 hours a day to school and back. The school is all day. He gets really tired, and the last thing he wants to do is homework. I can not blame him. Soccer fills 2 afternoons per week. That's been good for him, but it takes up all the free time he had. So we are considering a school change. He could go to school in Bad Schönborn and save all the travel. The school is also not all day. He would have time for friends, football, music (he plays drums and guitar) and he could get help with his German. So we will look at the local schools. He is pretty nervous about another school change. We hate to move him again, but we see no other way forward.
Today Juergen and I took Sarah to a movie. I guess we will take Philip out next. All the kids need their time. We are also trying to figure out what to do for New Years. We still haven't made any plans. Maybe just a movie and a pizza. I would not mind having a few people over, but I’m too tired for a big party. I’ll get rest between Christmas and New Years. At least that’s the plan. But right now I’m feeling very tired.