I cannot claim that the first week of “time to myself” dragged on. It flew by rather quickly with work, reading and trying to reorganize certain things in the house while living in the middle of a major construction (we are using the time to completely rip out and relocate our air conditioner and heater). I’ve been hopping here, and Anna has been hopping in New Jersey. I talk to her every night, and she seems to be in a great mood. She hasn’t asked when it’s time to go home yet, and she seems to enjoy “Russian school”. Yes, my parents are taking her to a professional teacher of Russian, and it’s too funny to listen to her saying Russian words to me on the phone. I will definitely keep her Russian going at home. Maybe I should send her to Russian school here together with her papa, so he can pick up some Russian too :)
Going to grandparents is almost like a trip to the toy store. Neighbors and friends loaned some of their children’ toys, and my parents also bought her many toys. As Anna aptly put it, Babushka is spoiling me. She gives me toys for no reason, but I like it. What’s even better, grandparents are also happily fill the role of playmates, something that my adult-oriented child enjoys quite a bit. I am very happy that all of them having so much time playing together.
Of course, my mom is making sure that Anna is not “slacking”. There are all kinds of arts and crafts and, apparently, letters that are written and postcards made, but it’s supposed to be a big secret for me. And, luckily, a good library is close, so she is reading a lot as well. My mom got a few Young Cam Jensen books in the library, and now Anna is very interested in training her memory. I will share some other of her picks tomorrow.
This week I am not linking to Preschool Corner, but you can hop over to Homeschool Creations to learn what others did this week.