Harvest season is here and E. was very disappointed that she couldn’t take part in the grapes pressing/wine making fun at the kindergarten. Challenge accepted. We’ll press grapes juice here at home in the traditional way.
In the morning we went to the market and bought, among other foodstuff, 2 kilos of grapes (Szaszla).
We washed them together and put them in a big plastic basin.
I also prepared for her a smaller bowl of water for rinsing her feet and a towel too and waited for V., our new nanny, to arrive.
At first, she was hesitant and didn’t want to step in. Then she did and started to cry a little. She had ambivalent feelings concerning the experience, the feeling on her feet. She got out of the basin.
So Baby Sis gave it a try too.
After some pressure and reassurance, she tried it again and this was the time when she started to enjoy it. And she stomped and stomped and stomped like a dinosaur. She clawed some of the grapes from the sides and stomped some more.
She got the hang of it and she was even willing to sing the grapes song she’d learnt in the kindergarten.
E. tried the freshly pressed grape juice but it won’t be her favourite refreshment.
We need to do this again with more preparation from my side and some more harvest activities to follow. Maybe next year when Baby Sis can join in more actively.