Tuesday, February 8, 2011
My wild, fascinating, glamorous life
However, because of this I've had to relax, stay home and not do too much. I've read six books in a week, dozens of manuscripts and have watched more kid television than I care to admit (is it wrong to walk around the house singing the Hot Dog Song from the Mickey Mouse Clubhouse and like it? It is a catchy little tune!) But I've really enjoyed just taking it easy and hanging with my two favourite kids.
X and I have been doing a lot of learning games in the mornings before nap time and Cate and I have been having a blast doing her homework and practicing her phonics. It's amazing to watch them learn. She can spell her first and last name. She's 3 1/2. She's pointing out words on signs and sounding out letters. The other day she sounded out cat and looked at me very seriously saying, 'I'm reading.' She is!! It's astonishing how fast she picks things up. I have to say it's just the most wonderful thing to me - watching my kids learn. I love it.
So while I've been losing out with friends and my social life, I'm having some of the best times of my life right here with my children. On Saturday night, Cate and I had a hot date: The Princess and the Frog with popcorn and juice (mommy's juice was 12.5% alcohol but nevermind). We snuggled on the sofa, turned out most of the lights, wrapped up in a blanket and giggled through the movie. X was fast asleep, Fen was at work and we had a girls night. This Friday we're watching Beauty and the Beast and painting our nails. I can't wait!