Highlights of the Week
The school year is over! We now have a fourth grader. We are looking forward to different rhythms of summer days – later wake ups (for my husband and daughter) and later bedtimes. I hope my work schedule continues to be flexible enough to allow tennis games and pool in the late afternoon. Smarty is happy about vacation but already very anxious to know who her teacher will be next year and who will be in her class. She has to wait the whole summer for this reveal.
On Monday, Smarty also got separators on her molars to prepare to put a palate expander in. She was sore the next day, but not completely miserable. She is very enthusiastic about getting her teeth “fixed” and about joining a growing number of her friends with orthodontic appliances.
It was an unusual weather week for Silicon Valley. First, we had an incredibly hot weekend and Monday. Then the weather changed to overcast and muggy. Finally, it rained on Wednesday, which is unusual for June. We spent some time in the pool on weekend, built catapults, and wrapped up our Tuesdays at the Castle activities. As always in time of big transition, Smarty was a little cranky and retreated to her favorite “calm down” activity – reading and rereading her favorite books and browsing our large collection of comic books.
What My Child Is ReadingThis section contains Amazon affiliate links, for full disclosure click here. We made it to the library on Wednesday and signed up for Summer reading program. Smarty loaded up on books about herbils, because she is lobbying hard for a “furry pet” for her birthday. But she also picked up How to Speak Cat: A Guide to Decoding Cat Language, because this is a pet she desperately wants. Alas, Papa is not on board. In addition, Smarty is busy reading through our big collection of Foxtrot comics.
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