ISchool was closed for a Thanksgiving break, but YMCA was open, and Anna went there for 3 days, since both of us were busy with work and pre-Thanksgiving prep. Luckily, Anna loves her afterschool now. She brought a variety of Thanksgiving crafts home. She was also saying that she is missing school even though she missed it a lot less during the days we were all home and she could sleep until 9 in the morning.
Afterschool. Anna enjoyed helping me with the turkey. One of the leaves on her thankful tree had “cooking” on it. This year she was writing and writing her thanks – my parents, my grandparents, my house, my classroom, writing stories, being happy, cooking, art, books and toys, Thanksgiving – all these things were on her list. The tree didn’t actually have enough space to fit all the leaves, we will go back to the bigger version next year.
Places we are going. We had a great Thanksgiving at our place with three other families including one from Anna’s class. One curious part about the Silicon Valley is the number of “transplanted” families that don’t have relatives in the area. On Saturday we went hiking – it was good to get out of the house and get some exercise. Anna enjoyed bringing her fancy lighted magnifying glass (a present from Babushka and Dedushka) and investigating things that were interesting to her in more detail.
Favorite quote: (After reading a religious Christmas book):
- Anna: Mama, when we die, will we be with God?
- Me: Yes. Everyone who knows about God will be with God (that’s my current “party line” to alleviate her fears of death).
- Anna: When you laptop died, did it go to be with God?
- Me: Umm… My laptop was not alive.
- Anna: But we looked things about God on it, so it knows about God.
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