The virtual travel of this week was selected by me. I wanted to “go to India” for a long time, because of all the special things I was accumulating due to generosity of my Indian friends. I was excited to put together a special “Indian box” for Anna that had a beautiful hand carved elephant, an interesting collection of hand made spin tops, The Jungle Book (from our home DVD collection), a small elephant craft from Michael’s, a recipe, a book (it didn’t fit in the box) and a couple of “craft suggestions” (I printed how the finished crafts would look like to give her an idea of what she might want to make).
My Indian friend also brought a very special and beautiful outfit for Anna from her visit back home – unfortunately it’s still way too big for my daughter. I let Anna wear a shirt from this outfit as a dress, and she was quite pleased with it. She was also very excited about spin tops, especially the ones that require a string to start them, but then spin for a very long time. We are enjoying several books for our Indian theme, and we plan our family movie night tonight to watch The Jungle Book. Strangely, Anna was quite indifferent to the chance to watch a new movie – she is worried that it’s going to be “scary” even though I assured her that it will end well :) Before we watch a movie, we will eat leftovers from my first ever Indian dish – Chicken Curry. It really exceeded my expectations, and my husband who loves Indian cuisine a lot more than I do gave it big “thumbs up”, so now it goes into our recipe collection.
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