Man, what a week this has been. Between Luiza starting school, all the programs that I oversee at the Salvation Army starting up, working at the doctor's office, and taking care of all the other little things, I looked up and BOOM, it was Thursday.
Well, Luiza is having a blast at school. She absolutely loves it. Apparently she was ready. Monday, she came home telling me that she was mad she didn't get to swim. I really wanted to say "I told you so!" but I thought that might not be the best choice of words to use. So I opted for "remember how we talked about preschool not being a place where you swim?" She was not so fond of that answer anymore than if I had said I told you so. Then Wednesday, she was ticked that she didn't get to paint. I reminded er yet again that school is for learning LOTs of things, not just painting. See you have to understand that her teacher is my best friend, and a person that has spoiled Luiza to death with anything and everything she has ever wanted!!!!! So for Luiza to tell Anne that she wants to paint, and for Anne to tell her that painting comes later is a total foreign concept to her. But it is one that she is learning. She really seems to like all the kids, and I can already tell a difference in how she carries herself. She's becoming such a grown up little girl. (I'm not sure I like this....I think I still want my little baby back)
Next Monday she starts going 3 full days a week. In the morning she will continue going to her normal American preschool, then in the afternoon she will be going to her new Chinese preschool right across the hall. I know, I know, you are probably reading this, and going back and rereading that line, but let me tell you , you read it right. My little Rushkey is going to be learning Chinese. It has been a program that has been in the works now for 4 years, Oakland county being the only one, aside from the pilot school in Lansing, where this is offered. Currently Luiza's preschool is the only one right now that is offering it for this age group. So after much thought, prayer, and research, I decided to give it a try. If it doesn't work out, I've already talked with the teachers and told them I would pull her out, but Luiza is tickled pink to start her Chinese class because she thinks Mulan is her teacher. (for those of you reading this that may not know who Mulan is, she is an Asian character from a Disney movie that Luiza just adores.) Hey, if that is what she wants to think, I say go for it!!!!!!!!!
Well, I'm going to head off to bed. Talk to you soon.