ABC and 123 Summer Picnic is wrapping up. I really enjoyed participating in it and meeting many wonderful blog writers this way. The wrap-up topic is Summer Highlights and Lessons Learned. I have decided to include three summer pictures for three months of summer.
June – papa has just cut Anna’s hair. Anna looks very happy. Me… not quite so much. Lesson learned – say “stop!” before it’s too late.
July – we have started participating in an open-ended art weekly linky at Teaching My Little Bookworm. It was a little difficult for me and for Anna at first. She was not used to creating anything without explicit instructions, I didn’t like the mess. But gradually we both developed the liking for open-ended art, and I learned a lot from other bloggers participating in this carnival. And I also learned to trust my daughter and enjoy the process from time to time without worrying about the end result.
August – our vacation time! We have visited my parents in New Jersey. I have learned that my daughter will not sleep on the plane – regardless of whether she took a nap, how early she got up, etc. I also learned that she is not that interested in learning my native Russian despite babushka and dedushka’s efforts. Nevertheless, I also learned that she can find a common language with a son of my Russian friends who doesn’t speak a word of English. Children can be pretty inventive if they really want to get the game going. I still hope to teach her my native language when she is a little older.