In our lives… As you are reading this I am hopefully landing in Tel Aviv. Anna is fairly used to me going on business trips, but this is the first trip of this year, and the long one – almost 2 weeks. I am sure though that she will enjoy her time with papa and her Presidents’ week camp next week. They are going to have “musical decades” theme, and I am curious to see how her musical tastes change after that week.
Afterschool. I have been in all day meetings for most of the week and coming home just in time to have dinner and put Anna to bed. She, however, has been very busy. She loved Valentine’s Day celebration and all the cards and candy she got. Then there was Russian, gymnastics, a science night (see below), an art show… I do hope she can catch a nice unscheduled break over the long weekend – papa is much better in just letting her be than I am.
Places we are going. Our district schools are well known for their focus on science. To be honest, I didn’t notice it much so far, but it was more obvious during an annual “science night” conducted by middle schoolers for four elementary schools of the district. Anna was super excited about this event and wanted to visit all “investigations”. She ran out of steam after about 10, and there were 20+ set up. It was interesting to see how many people showed up for this event, even on Thursday night. Our community is very invested in education, and this is reflected in quality and scores of our public schools.
Quote of the week:
- Me: OK, Anna, it’s time to go to bed. I need to get some things done.
- Anna: Getting things done is not the most important thing in the world. Love is more important. Love is the strongest thing in the world. Tickle me, mommy!