Today was P’s first day of school! She’s in her second year of pre-school. I think she’ll have another year before heading off to kindergarten. This year I’m actually a bit worried. Her school went through some changes and there is a new director. She has yet to talk to the parents and let them … Continue reading First Day of School 2011
I’m so far behind in documenting the little, funny, daily occurrences with P. Trying to play catch up. A few weeks ago Dave cleaned off the back patio and P proceeded to take things and make a “beaver house”. It was entertaining to see the two of them out there spraying things down and moving … Continue reading Beaver House
Today was P’s last day of preschool. Her last day of the first year. She has two more years to go. I remember hearing parents talk about these milestones and I thought they were so dumb. And then I had a kid and today feels huge. Again, another thing to mark how fast time is … Continue reading Last Day of Preschool.
I’ve mentioned before that I’ve had some of the roughest weeks with P lately. Everything is a power struggle. Dinner time in particular has been horrific. She doesn’t want to eat. She doesn’t want to use utensils. But, put a piece of cake in front of her and she can eat like an aristocrat with … Continue reading Lessons in Parenthood
I got my lesson planned. I had all the websites ready to explain to P why the sun went to bed so late in the summer. As I tried to breakdown how to explain all this science to a 2.5 year old I realized that I needed to start with the basic concept like day … Continue reading It Worked!
I’m having a hard time getting P to understand that she needs to go to bed even though the sun is still up. Every night she says “It’s not sleepy time Mamma. It’s not dark.” I’ve been trying to explain that during the summer the sun goes to bed later. I can tell this isn’t … Continue reading Summer Solstice: the sun won’t go to sleep
I have mixed feelings about TV right now. For the most part I don’t like it. However, I see P learning a lot from the shows she is watching. Up until recently I’ve only put on videos…very select ones. After reading an Oliva book I got on the slippery slope of watching Nick Jr., or … Continue reading Ni Hao!
We’ve done some fun things in the weeks since I’ve last blogged. Best adventure was going to the Getty. I’ve taken P to the Getty Villa several times but this was her first time to the Getty off the 405. Their kid’s section is amazing. Absolutely amazing! It’s divided into five separate rooms or cubicles, … Continue reading Getty
Yesterday I asked: “When can I step back from my “work of art” and say “aaah, I’m on the right track?”. Well, today was the day! I was so close to happy tears because I saw P being everything I’ve been imagining and more. Today really made it clear that all the work I’ve been … Continue reading Today is the day.