This was Anna’s first week back home. She was not thrilled to go back to preschool, but overall she seems to be more settled there than before her trip to grandparents. I attended a back-to-school night while she was away and talked to the teachers about her need for friends. It seems that they are trying to engage her more in group activities, and she is always in a good mood when she is picked up. They are doing a lot of cutting and coloring, and it looks like she applies herself more with those activities in school than she does at home. Her preschool theme was “community helpers”, and our theme at home was apples.
We read several books about apple trees, apple geography and history, and we did a taste test of different apples. Fuji emerged as our favorite, and we want to try and grow the tree out of seeds. I also planned some art projects, but Anna had absolutely no interest in art this week. Besides, it would be almost sinful to waste an opportunity to spend time in the pool while we still have a chance to catch the last of summer.
I cannot say that we had any special highlights this week. Both daughter and papa are still getting over the jet lag, which means early mornings and being tired and cranky at around 7 pm. But it was good to play games, read books and talk together. We play “what comes to mind” game a lot. For example, I ask Anna, “What comes to your mind when you think about fall?” She said at once, colored leaves, jack-o-lanterns, costumes, coats, umbrellas and ripe apples. I am not quite ready for umbrellas, but I hope to enjoy the rest of fall activities with her in October.
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