Buddy Appreciation Month

Girls, it’s time to pull out the BUDDY in each and everyone of us. Alright, alright, Christmas is over but Buddy from Elf is still awesome. Buddy’s excitement and plans are basically self explanatory. This is how we should act when we sign up to be another au pairs buddy, since we’re taking responsibility to be that new au pairs ‘best friend’.

36ca8379c17f100075e73b299a5d7fee

If you still aren’t sure what is means to be a buddy, check out Polina’s article: Au Pairs Buddy or Lilla’s post: Are you a good buddy?

(Also, welcome to the blog Lilla, can’t wait to read more of your articles!)

Okay, so the Au Pair Buddy program started in March 2014 thanks to one of the coolest people I know Cosima Kunz – the Au Pair from Germany, not only is she amazing because she always allows me to have shotgun in her car and makes the funniest faces, but she is a true friend with a heart of gold.

10801482_1006755396007020_8942953111415782633_n

I asked Cosima why she wanted to be a buddy again to two new Australian au pairs (Kiah and Amber) and here’s her answer: “Because I know that it’s important to have a helping hand in the beginning. Everything is new to you and you feel kind of lost at some point. And then it’s great to have a person who’s there for you. I’m happy to be that person! And on top it’s an awesome way to gain new friends!”

1796654_969347599747800_8818181997032706300_n

Thank you Cosima. It’s inspiring to see how friendships develop between two or more complete strangers. I remember when I arrived here in the US, everything was still new and frantically, scary. But when I met the rest of the au pairs, they all took me under their wings. Thank each and everyone of you – You girls are AWESOME.

10456191_945095575506336_2551355450764419813_n

 -“An awesome friend is everything.”
Ellen J. Barrier

In order of our Buddy Appreciation Month we’ll be having a cluster get-together for all the au pairs/buddies on the 18 January, 1:00 pm @ Thunderbird Lanes, 1130 York Road, Willow Grove, PA 19090. Come be part of the fun!!

Advertisements

3 Comments (+add yours?)

  1. Trackback: Introducing Buddies in RI | Go Au Pair - Providence
  2. Joan Lowell
    Jan 12, 2015 @ 15:16:31

    I am assigning buddies next month! I would love to hear your advice on how to choosehttps://goaupairprovidence.wordpress.com/2015/01/12/introducing-buddies-in-ri/ buddies!

    Reply

    • Polina, Local Area Rep
      Jan 12, 2015 @ 16:01:41

      Congrats! You may start with the most experienced Au Pair. I am sure your Au Pairs will love to be a buddy because it is the best way to make many friends. The Au Pair Cosima is buddy for 4 Au Pairs and she likes to be a buddy as you see. Good Luck.

      Reply

Leave a Reply

Fill in your details below or click an icon to log in:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out / Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out / Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out / Change )

Google+ photo

You are commenting using your Google+ account. Log Out / Change )

Connecting to %s

%d bloggers like this: