In our lives… Life continues to be busy, with a lot of juggling. My husband was sick for the first half of the week, but he seems a lot better now. Anna tried hard to be nice to him, and I managed to come home early to back him up. I think being very busy at work is a very permanent thing for me, but in a way I am also enjoying new challenges and using more of my brain, so to speak. It was Anna’s last week of preschool, but she will go there for a summer camp with the same schedule and same teachers. It’s a little sad that she won’t see many of her classmates any longer, since they don’t leave close. She doesn’t seem too fazed about it, since she didn’t develop any special friendships with her classmates, except maybe with one girl who is also staying for the summer.
“Afterschool” was not happening much. We are reading books about India and from time to time Anna picks up some of her wipe-and-erase books that are always available and does something in them. She still resists writing and reads a lot. She does more drawing lately, mostly Valentine cards for us or something abstract like this “Hello Kitty town”.
My favorite thing is watching Anna making up her own games. She always talks to herself or hums to herself when she plays. For a while I was worried that she spends too much time reading and not enough time doing, but lately her activities seem to be balanced, and I also really enjoy the fact that she is able to entertain herself once she understands that adults are not available.
Places we are going… Well, the only place I am going is to work. But when my husband felt well enough, he took Anna to SF zoo with another family, and as always she had a blast. She was disappointed that they didn’t get to visit her favorite spot – a petting zoo, but her favorites this time around were kangaroos. We have a great kangaroo exhibit, especially interesting when they are lively and hopping about.
Favorite quotes: D was in a whiny mood. He must have woken up on a wrong foot.
Papa has a great soft cozy pillow – it’s his belly. But you, mama, have two – your breasts and your popo (butt).
To the friend who just had a baby: Did you know? Your baby will cry and cry and cry.