Monday, July 25, 2011


We are off to swimming today, we're starting our second week.  We just go twice a week for three weeks and that's the summer session.  At this rate, we'd have to go for like 10 summer sessions in order for there to be a person who knows how to swim at the end.  But it's exposure to the water, I guess.  Maria doesn't like going to THIS Y as much as she likes the LAST Y that we went to, but I attribute that to her overall difficult-ness more than anything, this Y is fine, too.

ANYWAYS.  She is doing well, her friend Carlotta and Carlotta's sister Maddelena are taking swimming too so that's fun for her.  It's also fun for ME, because I get to hang out with their mother Marta, and their little brother hangs out with Veronica, so it is all good as the kids say.  She is going to ballet on Wednesdays, she is napping about half the time during the week.  She is sharing her room with Veronica, and it's going ... okay, but not great.  It's better than it was.  I am hopeful in a few weeks it will be just like they've always been in there together and they'll be okay.

She'll start preschool in about six weeks, I guess, and she is going two days a week right now but I might change it to three.  I just don't know how it's going to be with these two girls at home and a little baby.  My guess is that it's going to be crazy, but who knows?  Maybe she'll surprise me and be a big help, loading the dishwasher, doing her own laundry, ha ha ha boo hoo that will never happen.

Saturday, July 16, 2011

Big Girl

She's really turning into a ... I don't know what to call her. A child? She's not grownup, of course, but she does so many grownup things. She answered the phone for me the other day and said hi to Laura, and then delivered the phone to me. Laura said, how is that possible? She's just a person who can answer the phone, say hi, and give the phone to you? I know. I KNOW. It's such a weird way to be, to have a six year old and a three year old and still be so shocked and amazed at the three year old because the six year old still wouldn't do some of this stuff. No wonder I am crazy.

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