Weekend Coffee Share #42

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If we were having coffee, it would be hot, but we would enjoy it outside: it has been deliciously cool for the past several days, which is welcome. I have enjoyed, though, during the really hot days, bicycling Wee One to the splash park or letting her play in a little pool I bought her, or playing with our neighbor’s when they set a pool out. While we’re living at Casa In-Laws, we are set securely in the ‘burbs, but to this end, it’s actually kind of nice!

We haven’t gotten together since before I went back to St. Louis, and I tell you about the Renaissance Fair. I got to appreciate, for the first time, how it will be for WO to grow up a fair kid. A lot of the acts and vendors have known me for several years, and so they know her and are watching her grow up. She will have dozens of aunts and uncles! She will learn about tolerance, acceptance, diversity, heritage, history, creativity, business…

If we were having coffee, I would tell you about WO’s speech therapy and that I”m starting to think about and look into preschool for her. When I’m sitting in therapy with her, I feel like she is so far behind and I’m doing a crappy job trying to teach her. When its just us, though, I think she’s doing great. But, while I was thinking of not starting her too soon in a preschool, it might be good for her. She’ll be two and a half this fall, and I’ve heard of some schools, like two day programs, that I can send her to and she doesn’t need to be potty trained yet. I’m so overwhelmed thinking about it, though! How do you know the right one?

Oh, and while we’re talking about school and teaching small ones, you will never guess what WO and I are doing this summer: We’re in a reading program at the library! She got her own library card and we pick out books and go to special events at the library. I’m more excited about it than she is, obviously, but I love reading and logging my hours into the library system: it’s a great incentive to read and I just finished this awesome book called The Jazz Palace about a pianist in Chicago in the early 1900s. The detail was great and I was really able to get lost in the book. I haven’t done that in awhile.

How are you doing this summer? (Winter in the other hemisphere. 🙂

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