I got an email from the school principal. Actually three emails. Well. One email three times. I guess she really wanted us to see it. It was for the parents of the Chinese Immersion kids. She wanted to let us know we have an exciting opportunity to take a beginning Chinese class. I wanted to write her back and tell her what a fabulous idea that was, but being that my three Chinese Immersion students have 473 hours of homework each week, it would be a really bad idea for me to rush off to Chinese class each Wednesday. Also. Dave and I each have about a hundred church callings so chances are I'm not free anyway.
But I'm learning some Chinese. I can count. Which is awesome because when Kendall forgets how to count she looks to me and I assist her. This is not something that happened with the other two, obviously.
Kendall! Is doing so awesome in Chinese. As far as my children go, she was the least ready for kindergarten academically. So I over prepared her socially. Just kidding. She did that all on her own. She was born over prepared socially, which is awesome. She's such a cute friend and loves everybody. Anyway, she is doing amazing in Chinese. I dare say she is learning the most the soonest, not that I compare my children. She comes home almost everyday all prepared to tell me what she learned. I couldn't pay Allie or Det to tell me Chinese until about half way through the first grade.
Let's review. Last year I was told by Detmer's Chinese teacher that he was the best in the class. I will hear those words forever. Like, if he never learns another Chinese word and graduates on the bottom of his class I'll be like "Remember in first grade?? BEST. IN. THE. CLASS." I can only tell that story here. But I wish I could make an announcement over the intercom at school or better yet have it posted to ksl.com. He had a program on Saturday where he and some classmates performed some Chinese songs. We got there a lil early, cause that's how we roll. His Chinese teacher brought him over and started asking him math questions and he answered like a boss (or maybe like THE BEST IN THE CLASS) and all the teachers were applauding for him and so impressed so tonight I asked Dave if he thinks maybe Detmer is a genius? Probably.
Allie, wait did I already tell this about Allie? If I did, oh well. Allie is having a great year, socially. Like, she's always had her tight-knit group but this year I feel like she has a larger social network and she really likes everyone in her class. She still sticks with her two BFF's but she never has a bad word to say about anybody. It's awesome.
I've made a committment to never let my kids hear me talking bad about their teachers. This can be especially challenging when one of your precious angels comes home from school in tears because they were emotionally abused by one of their teachers. But then I have to be like, "oh, he was just having a bad day, tomorrow will be better." In the meantime sending texts to Dave about what exactly should happen to anybody who messes with my special girl. But it's working so far because she loves both of her teachers. Not many of her classmates can say that.
I love having my little side kick Maci. She is the coolest. I just adore her. I was very sick on Monday and um rested for a very large portion of the day. SHE MADE HER OWN LUNCH. She came and asked me, "Mom can I make peanut butter and jelly." And I was not exactly with it so I was all, "sure". And she did. Who knows what else she did but she was all in one piece when I rolled out of bed around 1 pm. Not my finest hour. Oh and she loves doing "homework". As long as I tell her what she is doing is "homework" she's all over it. She's learning tons, soon I bet she'll be speaking Chinese as good as me.
Now she's Nine Months
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