2017-12-03 Kids and languages

They say kids are like sponges. Especially when it comes to languages. Like they soak it in. Like it’s the easiest thing in the world. Like it’s like breathing. Like it just happens. Like it’s effortless. And maybe it is true that it just happens. But effortless? We moved to Portugal with our 4,5 year […]

2017-09-17 Parties

There’s quite a difference as to how children’s parties are thrown here in Portugal. Both from a size and a form perspective. For one parties seem to be for everybody, and two, as a norm they are arranged by subcontractors. The parents invite and pay as everywhere else but apart from that seem to be […]

2017-07-30 Competing

Everything is a competition, right? I mean it can’t just be me who’s been fed decades of American lawyer series where the most prominent is the one who never loses, season after season of crime dramas with the ‘good’ officers always in the end reading the criminals their rights and endless variants of sit-coms where […]

2017-03-08 Symbols

So, here, boys are silly and girls play with dolls. I am not saying this is a typically Portuguese thing, but I am saying that being Swedish and being abroad makes it real obvious how gender equality is a part of the Swedish soul. And it’s the symbols┬áthat make the difference. The symbols that are […]