September 25, 2009

October 1st will give us the answer and hopefully the first of many photos to come. All we want is a healthy Chinese/Mexican baby. Even though Mama is leaning towards another female, I'm supporting the male gender. Either will be loved just as much.

Annya is adjusting to her school. There is still some resistance but she is getting better. I just wont tell her that College graduation is still a few years away.

Emma just bought her ballet shoes. Today is her first class of the year. She can't wait to go. Every five minutes she asks if she can go to ballet classes.

Boy or Girl?

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October 1st will give us the answer and hopefully the first of many photos to come. All we want is a healthy Chinese/Mexican baby. Even though Mama is leaning towards another female, I'm supporting the male gender. Either will be loved just as much.

Annya is adjusting to her school. There is still some resistance but she is getting better. I just wont tell her that College graduation is still a few years away.

Emma just bought her ballet shoes. Today is her first class of the year. She can't wait to go. Every five minutes she asks if she can go to ballet classes.

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September 18, 2009

Has been almost two weeks since the girls go to school, actually for Annya, it is only the first week. It has been a hard week, she lost all appepites to eat, at school she could not nap, would not play. At night, she woke up crying.

On the other hand, Emma has been extremely happy and excited to go to school everyday. The first day, she exclaimed: oh, it is not bad at all. The second day, she said, this is not just a kindergarten, it is a fun kindergarten.

Every morning, we take the kids to school. First Annya, who would be reluctant, whiny, resisting, asking for her grandpa, while Emma would be the very understanding, kind sister, who keeps talking to Annya about how school is, how she does fun things everyday, how she should eat and play and make new friends. It always comforts me to see the two girls together. Then we will take Emma to her bus, or take her to school directly.

It has been hard to comfort Annya, and I almost lost faith in the school, started to miss Emma's school terribly. Then it seems that Annya started to turn around, started accept the teacher, even though she is in tears. Yesterday the teacher said she interacted with other kids and were trying to eat ...

Cross my fingers ... I also hope the school is good, nurishing and stimulating, she can have a happy year there.

The first weeks in school

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Has been almost two weeks since the girls go to school, actually for Annya, it is only the first week. It has been a hard week, she lost all appepites to eat, at school she could not nap, would not play. At night, she woke up crying.

On the other hand, Emma has been extremely happy and excited to go to school everyday. The first day, she exclaimed: oh, it is not bad at all. The second day, she said, this is not just a kindergarten, it is a fun kindergarten.

Every morning, we take the kids to school. First Annya, who would be reluctant, whiny, resisting, asking for her grandpa, while Emma would be the very understanding, kind sister, who keeps talking to Annya about how school is, how she does fun things everyday, how she should eat and play and make new friends. It always comforts me to see the two girls together. Then we will take Emma to her bus, or take her to school directly.

It has been hard to comfort Annya, and I almost lost faith in the school, started to miss Emma's school terribly. Then it seems that Annya started to turn around, started accept the teacher, even though she is in tears. Yesterday the teacher said she interacted with other kids and were trying to eat ...

Cross my fingers ... I also hope the school is good, nurishing and stimulating, she can have a happy year there.

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For preschoolers, the line between fantasy and reality is blurry, which may explain their tendency to lie. Your child's intent isn't to deceive you. Rather, she wants to say what will make you happy — even if it isn't true. Make it less scary for her to tell the truth and you'll help her avoid fibbing. For example, if she denies drawing on the wall, calmly help her clean up and point out that crayons are for coloring books and paper. Counterintuitively, humor can be another useful response. Go along with the tall tale and embroider it yourself, and your child will probably catch on to the absurdity of her story.

Two-year-olds' lies also sprout from their active imaginations. They come to believe certain things they've imagined really did happen: Maybe it was the dragon under the bed who messed up all those clothes all over the floor.

And sometimes what seems like a lie is sheer forgetfulness. You ask, "Did you put your finger in the frosting of that birthday cake?" and if it happened much earlier in a busy day, she just might not be sure whether she did it or her big brother did.

Does a two-year old lie?

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For preschoolers, the line between fantasy and reality is blurry, which may explain their tendency to lie. Your child's intent isn't to deceive you. Rather, she wants to say what will make you happy — even if it isn't true. Make it less scary for her to tell the truth and you'll help her avoid fibbing. For example, if she denies drawing on the wall, calmly help her clean up and point out that crayons are for coloring books and paper. Counterintuitively, humor can be another useful response. Go along with the tall tale and embroider it yourself, and your child will probably catch on to the absurdity of her story.

Two-year-olds' lies also sprout from their active imaginations. They come to believe certain things they've imagined really did happen: Maybe it was the dragon under the bed who messed up all those clothes all over the floor.

And sometimes what seems like a lie is sheer forgetfulness. You ask, "Did you put your finger in the frosting of that birthday cake?" and if it happened much earlier in a busy day, she just might not be sure whether she did it or her big brother did.

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Annya is a poster child for the terrible twos. She has been negative lately, often saying no. Having mood changes and expressing temper tantrums. She has just started day care and says that the teachers are not nice to her and that they don't feed her. Mama believes her. Mama doesn't believe in the terrible twos and says that kids don't lie. To avoid confrontation with mama, she is right, kids don't lie, they just fail to tell the truth. They say a mothers love is blind?

Emma is excited about the coming of her new sibling. She says that mama will now have 3 babies. I told her that there is one problem. We can only keep two babies. Which two? She says that we can keep Annya and the new baby. She is a big girl now and says she can help mama with the babies. Yes, Emma you are now an old girl. Daddy, I'm I an old lady? No, you are a semi old girl that is going to be a great help to mama.

Terrible Twos

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Annya is a poster child for the terrible twos. She has been negative lately, often saying no. Having mood changes and expressing temper tantrums. She has just started day care and says that the teachers are not nice to her and that they don't feed her. Mama believes her. Mama doesn't believe in the terrible twos and says that kids don't lie. To avoid confrontation with mama, she is right, kids don't lie, they just fail to tell the truth. They say a mothers love is blind?

Emma is excited about the coming of her new sibling. She says that mama will now have 3 babies. I told her that there is one problem. We can only keep two babies. Which two? She says that we can keep Annya and the new baby. She is a big girl now and says she can help mama with the babies. Yes, Emma you are now an old girl. Daddy, I'm I an old lady? No, you are a semi old girl that is going to be a great help to mama.

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September 08, 2009

The school year is finally here. This is an exciting time for the girls and me. I cant wait to see the girls go off to school so I can return to my warm bed. Emma is feeling the stress from mama. Mama wants Emma to be nothing less than a brain surgeon. Emma has a fear of math. I try to remind them both that they don't teach Algebra in Kindergarten.

Annya will be going to preschool. I think she is too young. Education is something mama will manage. I hope someday the girls will become very successful because I will never hear the end of it if they don't.

Girls have a fun and safe school year. We will celebrate the New Year with your future brother or sister. I just hope he or she is born with a book in their hand. That would make mama happy.

Back to School

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The school year is finally here. This is an exciting time for the girls and me. I cant wait to see the girls go off to school so I can return to my warm bed. Emma is feeling the stress from mama. Mama wants Emma to be nothing less than a brain surgeon. Emma has a fear of math. I try to remind them both that they don't teach Algebra in Kindergarten.

Annya will be going to preschool. I think she is too young. Education is something mama will manage. I hope someday the girls will become very successful because I will never hear the end of it if they don't.

Girls have a fun and safe school year. We will celebrate the New Year with your future brother or sister. I just hope he or she is born with a book in their hand. That would make mama happy.

Tuesday, September 08, 2009
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