Ofcourse, Anjali has a long list of things that she wants to do and yesterday evening, when she came back from patti's house, she immediately set to making a bucket list.
Out of the alphabet glue activity, Sophia went to the corner of the room to the book case and was quietly cutting her magazine out. After ten minutes, she came out with three pictures.
"These are finger puppets mom!", she said.
I got to hand it to that kid for creativity. I taped the finger puppets to their hands.
About the skirt, its rather brainless really. I cut some tulle into strips and Anjali knotted it around a cloth hairband.
I am very thankful that my children take happiness in the small pleasures of life. They probably got it from husband. Kids love to explore and as adults we are rushing. When we are at home, we are stressed about going out, and when we are out, we are stressed about returning home. Its not the case for kids. The simple lessons matter a lot to them.
Yesterday, after ballet, the girls spent about half an hour walking to the busstop - basically exploring the small hill next to patti's house. Its not a hill really, just a elevated grassy slope on top of which is a hedge. Behind the hedge is patti's apartment. We usually ignore the slope, but for the five year old and the three year old, it is full of hidden treasures - tree roots to walk along, slopes to slip down, some muddy patches from yesterday's rain. Some covered manholes to run from one to the other.
It was good fun and resulted in a rent stocking. Ofcourse, husband was rather annoyed by the stocking - it was new, but Anjali cheerfully agreed to do housework and earn money to get a new pair. She has to earn five dollars by next week or wear the rent stocking to ballet class.
This is the invitation to play this morning - home made cloud dough.