This week was essentially a week of “life school” for Anna. It’s been a while since she and papa spent a week without me. They both did well despite the fact that Anna got an ear infection the day after I left. Antibiotics helped her quickly this time, and the rest of the week was rather uneventful. My husband signed her up for a library reading program in the beginning of the week. The goal is to read 40 books over the summer, and he already recorded 22 books over 5 days. No lack of reading motivation here – in fact, Anna keeps saying that reading is what she likes best, and it’s probably true. But she also really took to her new scooter. She got it from our neighbor’s son, and she loves it a lot more than her tricycle She is still getting a hang of it, but I could see today that she is very enthusiastic about riding it. She also said that she and papa practiced math, mostly through baking. She knows now what 1/2 and 1/4 means, and I got a very tasty cake as a special “welcome back” present. Her new plan for life is to become a baker.
I am certainly glad to be home. I am hoping that I overcome a jet lag this weekend, and the life will settle back to our normal schedule quickly.