In our lives… Anna was super excited all week about her upcoming visit to grandparents. She also kept saying how she doesn’t like flying because “it makes her dizzy”. Her concerns about the flying were making me nervous too, but the flight went great. We had “in-seat” entertainment system, and Anna spent 5 hours watching Cars and part of Rio, reading, munching on snacks and entertaining everyone who was willing to chat with her including a nice Canadian young lady sitting next to us.
Afterschooling is on hold – it’s time for our official vacation to begin. We have two more weeks until daughter starts school. I am sure that she will do a lot of self-directed and directed activities with her grandparents and then in her last week at home, but I also want her to relax, play and spend a lot of time outside. Of course, I also know that she will read as much as ever – to her reading is her favorite form of relaxation.
People we are seeing are grandparents and their friends. Anna is so very happy to see my parents and keeps telling my mom how she loves her to the ends of outer space. She tells my father that she loves him too, but just a little less. It always cracks me up how honest she is in her statements. Of course, babushka and dedushka are going to spoil her, but that’s what grandparents are for, right?
My favorite part was seeing how easily Anna switched to being at my parents’ place and how little support from me she needs. She used to be a lot more clingy during our travel times. Of course, having all the new toys helps a lot. My favorite is this Oogly Googly Gears set that was passed down by friends. I really enjoyed building with it myself and making multiple gears spin :)
- Anna: Mama, how do you know that I will have fun in kindergarten?
- Me: I don’t know, but I think you will.
- Anna: But, mama, thinking is not as good as knowing.
- Anna: Knock knock!
- Me: Who’s there?
- Anna: It’s whine
- Me: Wine?
- Anna: Whine, whine, I need my mama!