donderdag 31 oktober 2013

At home

So this week my only job is being mommy. Except for one hour of teaching tomorrow morning. My students in HuangPu are at army training and my other student didn't make it.

It's a pretty sweet deal but I don't think I could become a full time mommy and not go nuts. Kudos and tons of respect for all full time mommies out there!!!

Isabelle was introduced to some aunties during a casual dim sum meeting yesterday morning. I would like to show you a pic of that meeting but posting pics is too complicated from my computer.
The two pics that you see are uploaded directly from my phone with my VPN connection on. Then for easier typing I go to my laptop and further edit this post. The VPN on my computer uses a different protocol so the server doesn't want to recognize pictures and upload them. Pffffff.......

During the meeting everybody agreed on how cute Izzie is. Problem is that Cantonese people have a pathological need to compare everything and everyone in their lives. Izzie is deemed even cuter than Lexie because of her beautiful eyes. To me this sounds weird and wrong. They are both amazingly cute! I don't mind when they say stuff like this as long as Lexie is not around. I know it's a cultural thing. What I do mind is when they say this in front of Lexie. Come on!!! She's perfect and the last thing I want her to think is that she is not beautiful. Multi culti unneeded issue..... I just make sure to counter any effect this may have on Lexie. Maybe Lexie's chinese side doesn't mind either. Mom in law asked her: 'Lexie who is more well behaved: you or little sis?' Without blinking an eye Lexie said 'little sis'. 

Lexie celebrated her birthday together with all the october kids at school this week. They got a party hat and cake. Lexie was also allowed to wear her beloved elf outfit (a birthday present form grandparents Tummers). The outfit consists of wings (called 'butterfly' by L), a crown and a wand. 

The teachers sent me a lot of pictures via Wechat. Wechat is the asian Whatsapp. Lexie's teacher added me to the group chat of all the parents in the class. OMG.... what non sense!!! Luckily there's a way to switch off notifications. Discussions vary from kids having a cold to what to wear in Beijing.
I even got a private message from Lexie's teacher: 'Lexie coughed a few times today'. She said it a bit differently but it is hard to translate. I simply send back 嗯 which is a character that sounds like 'm'. 
Haiwen was impressed with my reply which can be translated as: 'yes I've received your message but I couldn't care less' but than in a nice way, hahaha. As if I don't know that Lexie has a minor cold.

In the parent chat group they were talking about a class mate who ate medicine twice and his cough dissappeared. Everyone was saying how great that was *le sigh* One of the parents also got a bit tired of the discussion and suggested that everybody should get some sleep, hihi. I saw that the morning after ;) Speaking of sleep: I was out cold by 21.00 last night. Wee bit tired.....

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