Tuesday, July 24, 2007

She is not a baby anymore........

This is a new photo of my baby....... She is all grown up!

at home parents....

My hat goes off to everyone who stays at home with their children. Let me explain, I teach in Minneapolis. For the first time, since I became a mother almost 6 years ago, I choose not to teach summer school. I am a over half way through the summer and going crazy. I miss the interaction with adults and think I have seen every Disney show at least twice.

We have been keeping busy but being with her 24/7 is about driving me crazy. Don't get me wrong, Kiran is the joy of my life. I have learned to treasure those times, even for 5 minutes, that we are separated. Two of my nieces are also hanging out with us. Let see, we have been to several parks, the library, a few movies, a play, a few of my nephew's baseball games. I am running out of things to do. Did I mention we painted and rearranged Kiran's room.

How do you do it, at home parents? One thing I have noticed, joining the world as a soccer mom this summer, is those in two parent households, they do tend to get a little break.

Next week we are going up to my brothers' cabin and then mommy is having a girls weekend in Wisconsin. I am sooooo looking forward to that.........


Saturday, July 14, 2007

Dumb things people say....

Almost six years ago, one of the most wonderful 8 month old girl arrived in my arms from India.

These are some of the comments that people have said to me:

Are you adopting from India because they are so smart in math?
Is she dots or feathers? meaning Native American or Indian
How much did she cost?
When she was three, I had an educator ask me how her English was coming along.

This was the best one, Do you rub her skin every night? This person thought that because the bottom of her feet were so light, the color just rubbed off. To my disbelief, he really thought that I would try to make her skin lighter.


I am back under a new title and am happy to be back in cyberspace.......