The kids are loving it here. This is a wonderful place to be a child. The school my girls go to has a stunning garden. Girls are cared for by very dedicated teachers and administrators. The boys’ school has a wonderful playground, that would be an envy of any school in the US.
We were very concerned about our kids communicating with other children, but I am not worried anymore. Yesterday, for the first time we had my son’s classmate at our house. The boy does not speak any English or Russian. But it did not matter at all. The kids played very happily, speaking the most universal language there is – “Lego”.
The only one left out so far from all the happy school activities is DD#3 – because she still wears diapers. I thought about potty training her before we left and decided against it, thinking that it might be too traumatic. Well… She decided to train herself now. This makes my life even less predictable than before, but living on the edge is what mommyhood is all about.
Today we went to the nearby town of Afula to file the paperwork for still more documents. Because there are so many people in our family it took so long (hours) that DD #3 ended up taking a nap right then and there.
I am almost done with my “recipe” for the Raglan Shawl and hope to post it by the end of the week. And now I am knitting one for me too.