School. It worries me a little that when I ask Anna if she learned something new in school or whether there was something that surprised her, she always says, “no”. My husband helps in the classroom once a week, and he says that “super stations” are pretty interesting with some challenge for more advanced kids. At least Anna loves school as much as ever and claims it’s interesting even if she is supposedly not learning anything new.
Afterschool. I had a big presentation at work this week and worked late 3 out of 5 days. My husband was running a tight ship though – Anna had a playdate, restarted her gymnastics classes (she finally agreed to be moved to a group for 5 year olds) and attended a very fun music program in school with a special guest. And… ta-da… she started Russian lessons with a teacher who will be coming to our house. The first lesson was a bit turbulent, but I am hoping that they will find a way to work together, and I will find will power to speak more Russian with her.
- Quote of the week. Me: Anna, did you learn anything about Martin Luther King in school?
- Anna: No.
- Me: Nothing at all? How strange! Do you know who Martin Luther King was?
- Anna: No, I don’t know who he was, but I know who killed him. His first name was Earl, and he went to prison and died there. Will you go to prison forever for wrecking someone’s car, mama? Because papa said it can happen to you, you know.