We aren't applying for Swiss citizenship or anything like that. Because if we were, we'd have to have lived here for a number of years and would have to have neighbors come and say whether we have integrated well into the community or not. Seriously. That's tough stuff!!! We just wanted to be accepted for a little while in our little town ;) And we have been! We can now call Bottmingen home for a little while.
Because the Swiss don't want to invade upon anyone's space, it is up to the newcomers to "welcome themselves into the neighborhood." So, I'm off to buy some flowers and treats to bring to all of our neighbors to introduce ourselves. Hopefully that'll make up for our children's noise level when we are outside and we can all start saying hello to each other!