In our lives. Thanksgiving week is always welcome to our house – making for a short work week and an even shorter school week. Traditionally we host Thanksgiving for our closest friends who are all “expats” in California with their family far away. Anna had fun playing with her closest friend, but she was not her usual bubbly self this week as she battles sniffles, and her papa is stubbornly sick with cold.
School. Anna’s class celebrated Thanksgiving with a trading day. Everyone brought “items from nature” to school and the kids traded with each other. Anna painted and decorated pebbles and shells and brought home a pile of stuff – her most prized trade was real cotton. We also had a fairly frustrating parent-teacher conference, but I think it’s a theme for a separate post.
Afterschool. This was a short week, and we took it easy, since nobody was feeling particularly well. The second part of the week was sunny and warm, and we spent some time in our neighborhood park. Anna was delighted to be able to make a leaf pile, jump into the leaves and bury herself in the leaves. We also talked about a variety of subjects – Christmas, crusades, suicide bombers, algebra (that she can’t wait to learn), just to name a few subjects that came up.
Quote of the week:
- Anna: What was papa thinking putting a book full of violence, revenge and killings on my Kindle?
- Me: Umm... What book was that?
- Anna: I don’t remember the name.
- Me: OK. What was it about?
- Anna: It was about a prince who loved his father dearly. An evil uncle killed his father by putting poison into his ear. In the end everyone is dead.
- Me: Hamlet?!?
- Anna: Yes. By Shakespeare. I liked his other stories, but I don’t think I am old enough for this one.
PS: Hamlet was part of Beautiful Stories from Shakespeare by E Nesbit (currently free for Kindle edition)
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