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Sisters in New Zealand (The Family Without Borders)

You want to travel with your kids? Make two of them (at least)!

Few of our friends, who also travel with their kid, ask us: – But what do you do on the road when your kids are bored? Or when they miss other kids? When you have them 24/7 with no kindergarten and have to organise games and fun all the time?

Hmmm. The answer is easy: our girls have each other.

Sisters in New Zealand (The Family Without Borders)

Sisters in New Zealand (The Family Without Borders)

Sisters in New Zealand (The Family Without Borders)

For running together, jumping, playing games with 4 hands, playing cards, playing an instrument and singing together, talking and screaming. For helping to climb a rock and for supporting in washing hands.

When we put the tent or cook, they play “seek and find”, or look for mussels. When we drive, they draw together (discussing the details of drawings) or sing songs. When we hug and whisper a bit, they like to do it too.

There is no way to give one of them a secret piece of chocolate. She will fast run to her sister and give her half of this piece, in secret of course.

Sisters in New Zealand (The Family Without Borders)

Sisters in New Zealand (The Family Without Borders)

Sisters in New Zealand (The Family Without Borders)

When one wakes up faster and leaves the tent, the first words of the other one, after waking up, would be: – Where is my sister??

It’s lovely to listen, when they discuss things we saw together, topics, we explained them or situations, we experienced. – Mila, do you still remember how was “good morning” in Maori language? – Hanna, did you like more a seal or a dolphin? – Mila, it’s raining and it’s sunny, maybe we will have a rainbow, do you know why?

And the sweetest is to hear this crazy giggling, on the back seats of the car, or somewhere behind some big stone. Two little sisters, having their beautiful relationship, whispering some “I love you my little sister”. In this moments I feel that we did something… hmm… quite well.

 

And to some of the places in New Zealand we could have gone easier together with NewZealand.com.

Sisters in New Zealand (The Family Without Borders)


Our first book is out!

We have published our first book (for now just in Polish:) about our Central America Trip.
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9 Comments

  • Posted March 31, 2014 at 12:28 | Permalink

    That makes my heart feel warm. We have just had our second little girl and although it has been a big transition I can already see the love growing between them. How do you children cope with all of the change? Do you have a permanent home and school that you all come back to? x

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    • Anna Alboth
      Posted June 3, 2014 at 11:12 | Permalink

      Yeeees, We are mainly at home in Berlin, where they go to kindergarten, and only from time to time we make few-month-trips!

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  • Sarah
    Posted March 31, 2014 at 17:40 | Permalink

    Wow. This is a cool perspective. Being the oldest girl of four, I remember we were arguing all day long. As an adult, in retroperspective, I see now this also was a way of not feeling alone, but as a kid I gave me a lot of stress also.

    Also, I was wondering: what language do they speak when playing together? I would guess German, but I’m not sure.

    Warm greetings!

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    • Anna Alboth
      Posted June 3, 2014 at 11:16 | Permalink

      It depends! On the game: if they play something more connected to (German) kindergarten – then in German. If its a game we were playing together – then Polish. And now – sometimes even English, if they continue something they started with other kids here.

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  • Posted April 1, 2014 at 18:55 | Permalink

    aw thats cute, loving your recent posts. keep it coming! ;p

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    • Anna Alboth
      Posted June 3, 2014 at 11:16 | Permalink

      thank you!

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  • Ellen
    Posted April 11, 2014 at 20:51 | Permalink

    This is really a great Blog. Following you all the way from Canada! I have a girl and a boy close in age and we love to have adventures and travel together. The picture of you with your girls is truly heart warming. I have felt that many times and its more fulfilling than anything in the world. Happy travels!

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    • Anna Alboth
      Posted June 3, 2014 at 11:18 | Permalink

      Thank you! All the best to Canada!

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  • Ewa Lewandowska
    Posted May 18, 2014 at 16:27 | Permalink

    jaka piękna pogoda

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