Thursday before Linda's fourth
birthday (the 8th of February 2001) she was allowed at school
for an afternoon to see if she liked it. She was very lucky because
the school photographer also came that afternoon. So Linda went
to school in her beautiful blue jumper and white shirt.
On elementary school she met
her old friends Teun and Didi from "Opstapje". She
joined them enthusiastically. Linda was very comfortable in group
1. On the whole she was cheerful and helpful. Children came to
her home to play with her and in return she visited them. She
was always very curious to find out what kind of toys they had.
What nice events were there during
Linda's short elementary school period?
school trip to the playground and children's farm at Nienoord
in Leek in the big bus.
|- Her first outdoor
The day before this
we still had to buy outdoor gyms. We found a couple of Pokemon's
with Velcro fastening. Proudly and full of enthusiasm she played
the games on the soccer field. Scooter- and hippityhop races.
In between they were offered something to drink and an ice cream.
Linda loved ice cream.
She was invited to several
birthday parties and if we let her decide we left her there.
School organized a sponsor
race for UNICEF. Linda tried her best to find as many sponsors
as she possibly could to (as she said herself) help children
who couldn't go to school. This led to a whole list of sponsors
and for UNICEF 198 guilders on Linda's behalf. Naturally she
was very proud of this and so were we as her parents and other
relatives. After the race they were allowed to keep the t-shirt
they wore from school. This announcement caused a lot of shouts
Linda loved going over
to children's homes to play and in return invite them. She enjoyed
these afternoons very much.