Anna is 4 years 4 months old. We had a lot of fun together this week despite the time change that we collectively hate. Anna is a night owl who loves to read herself to sleep. We were trying to get her to put down her books earlier, but it doesn’t pay off since then she talks and signs and stirs until 10:30 pm anyway. Then, of course, she is super tired on school days when she needs to get up at 7:30. Her school had a special event where a snake farmer brought live snakes to the classrooms. According to her teachers, Anna was all over the snakes and volunteered to be “a tree” for a python. I hope we will get some pictures of this. Now she is asking if she can get a snake for a pet.
Reading. Anna loves non-fiction books and she remembers what she reads pretty well. It’s too funny when your 4 old suddenly tells you something that you didn’t know before – for example, that sunflowers can grow taller than a giraffe! She loves all her first encyclopedias, and I will share another series she loves tomorrow in my What My Child Is Reading post.
Science and Social Studies. One of many things that I love about my daughter is that she is so curious about everything. She always loves to help out in the kitchen and our conversations skip from topic to topic – what happens to yeast in the oven, what vitamins are in pepper, will her poop turn green if she drinks milk colored with food coloring. She is also always listening to our conversations, so this week we were talking a bit about earthquakes, nuclear power and why engineers sometimes make mistakes thinking that they invented fail-safe systems.
Quote of the week: I want to be an astronaut, because I want to play with my food (thank you, Big Space Shuttle). I also want to be President because I will get to have two desserts (thank you, Madam President). And I want to be a scientist, because I want to invent amazing medicines that nobody invented before. Maybe I will invent a medicine for wrinkles, so you and papa can stay pretty (might be a bit late for us then, but this is very thoughtful indeed :))