irene recovered quickly. yea. i asked her if she'd talked to miss graham. she said that she had not. now she wants to get to school first so that she can be in the front. hmmm. the problem is, she's often having fun crafting/creating/drawing here at home and wants to go to school a little later.
rhys and i worked on the letter A a bit today. it's funny - poor second kid. with irene, i had all the time in the world and she knew her alphabet and knew which letter was which before she was 3. part of this was because of africa school which was very fun and worked so well and lydia and i had a fabbo time working on it on our opposite coasts. i tried valiantly to do south america school w/irene and rhys this year...id has not gone well. i just couldn't figure out the time to do it. maybe if i had started it THIS year w/irene in school all day, it would have worked better. who knows. maybe i'll try it over again. so, rhys knows lots of stuff that irene might not have when she was 3, but there are so many things i'd done w/irene by this time that i've NOT done with rhys. ugh, the guilt. it's hard when i want to be able to do everything and it just doesn't seem to happen. i miss having our super rockin' cool patio w/patio cover in rohnert park. we painted almost every single day and it didn't matter that the paint got on the ground. we could paint in the noonday sun b/c we had the patio cover. rhys doesn't get that opportunity so much. also, we had hardwood floors in Rohnert Park. here we have carpet. biocolors are not easy to get out of anything - ESPECIALLY carpet and clothing...
so, today rhys and i worked on A. he pasted and we painted and we played with playdough. it was fun. does rhys recognize A? i don't know for sure. i think he was tired of me asking him about it. he wanted to make H and B and S and "spaters" (not sure what those are exactly - some sort of space thing he's made up). we had fun. THAT is what really matters.