Hi there! Remember me! Yes, it is been quite a while since I wrote anything. I am kind of regretting it now. Just to think how many months have passed and how many memories not captured in writing.
Well, technically they are captured in my heart and mind, although the sleep deprivation doesn’t let me remember all the details anymore J
What’s been happening? Let’s talk about the girls first.
Miss A is doing so much better at her school. Her teachers mentioned that she now loves to speak up and feels more comfortable in the environment around her. She made friends, she answers questions, she raises her hand, she is being herself and that is like music to my ears. She passed her K assessment a few months back and we got to the principal about her accomplishments and a few areas of improvement. Our little baby is on the way to Kindergarten. How is it possible?
Miss A is also taking Russian lessons with a 1st graders at her school. She is also doing good. Can you believe she now reads and writes in Russian? Like full blown sentences and stuff… Amazeballs…Makes this mama soooo proud! I think she thrives in the environment and tries her hardest to be like older kids and not even one step behind them. She even got an award for making the most progress in her Russian class throughout the year.
We are still doing gymnastics once a week and making progress there too – hand stands, forward and backwards rolls, cartwheels, balance beams. Her sister and I watch or at least I try to watch while keeping an eye and entertaining the little one.
Little Miss A is now 20 months. Stop, just stop growing so fast… She is still a mama’s girl. If she cries at night and Mr. V comes to soothe her, she’ll cry even harder until I come. She opens one eye slowly to make sure I came into the room. I am not going to lie I love that she wants and needs me but sometimes taking showers before going to bed is tricky and fast J
Little one still loves the boob. I was going to stop a few months back and felt sad that we were at that point but she is not ready to give it up. Now that she is older I feel like it would be a good point to take the boob away but I am sure it’ll be a process. She mainly wants it before she goes to bed and before nap times. Kind of dreading the moment of teaching her to self soothe…
Little Miss A is following everything her sister does. The little monkey wants to do, take, repeat, anything and everything after her big sister. I am just glad Miss A is OK with sharing her toys and most of the time gladly gives the toys to her baby sister.
The little one currently has two favorite cartoons. She loves to watch Kolobok (kokoko) and Bremenskie Muzikanit (e-ee-ee). She is not too keen on the cartoons her sister watches and is done watching them after one minute. She loves all kind of songs and starts dancing when she hears the music/beat.
Both girls love to play but it is kind of hard for them to play together. We play hide and seek at home. They pull out the nap mat and pretend they are sleeping. They put on tutu skirts and dance around the living room. They put the play tent together, grab some toys, sit inside and play. Little one loves pushing the stroller around the house. Nobody else better mess or take it away from her. That is her absolute favorite thing right now. They eat together and if one got something special (rice crackers, toast, chips) then we better make sure the other ones gets it too.
It is hard to study and do homework with the older one nowadays. She gets easily interrupted and can’t concentrate on doing her exercises when her little sister wants to take the pencil, paper (anything else she can get her hands one) away from her. I notice I have to repeat myself 10 million times to get her attention. It is also hard to make time and teach the little one, since there is not enough time for all. I try to read the assignment with Miss A and let her do the exercise while I read, show, teach the little one new tricks. It is just so much easier to let them play and do nothing in the evening, but that won’t get them far, will it? I’ve noticed it helps to let miss A know the plan for the evening, that way she know what is coming and expected from her.
There are days when we play, dance, laugh, blow bubbles, and just be silly. Every kid needs some time to relax and let go!
I hope I can be one of the cool moms who let the kids be kids but can also balance out the homework. I hope I can be a great example to the girls. I hope I can be patience with them and vice versa. I hope I won’t raise my voice (much). I hope I can take them to cool places on weekends and forget about the house chores. I hope I can be fun and they would want to spend time with me. I hope I can… so many million things
Love my girls to the moon and back and I hope they know it!