Monday, April 2, 2007

Rainy Days and Mondays


Not much to report, but I couldn't resist posting this cute photo of the girls in their rain gear. Still no luck in finding rain boots for them, and they were both wet up past their knees after walking home from school in the rain. The rain kept them indoors at school all day, and they were little bundles of energy when we got home. I went to Wal-Mart this morning, and one of my purchases was a red plastic ball for them to play with. My thought was that we'd play with it OUTDOORS, but the girls couldn't resist giving it a test drive in the apartment. I really pity our downstairs neighbors. . . .

And then there's our next-door neighbors. They are Japanese, and we see the wife fairly often. She only speaks a little English, but always acts thrilled to listen to the girls prattle on. They don't have a kitchen in their apartment, and use the kitchen across the hall (something I remind myself of when I feel like complaining about my teeny-tiny kitchen -- at least I don't have to leave the apartment to use it!). The girls have taken a real liking to her, in part because she made the mistake of giving them candy and they hope for more handouts, and always check to see if she's in the kitchen when we leave and return to our apartment. I was so embarrassed on Sunday -- we walked by the neighbor's door and Maya suddenly knocked on it. It was so unexpected I didn't even realize what she had done at first. And then I had to try to explain to the poor lady that we didn't really need anything, that Maya had just gotten it into her head to knock. Sigh.

5 comments:

Anonymous said...

Maya is so funny. What did you say to the Japanese neighbor when Maya knocked at her door? I love the picture you attached with this entry.
bises

Sophie's Mom said...

I stumbled across your blog, and am enjoying reading it very much! We loved China so much, and would love to stay there for an extended period. What an experience! We hope to go back again. Thank you for updating so frequently!
Christine, New England
http://sophiafeiling.blogspot.com/

Wendy said...

Just found your blog and look forward to reading it. What sizes do you need? I will gladly ship some too you.
Fellow mom to my Guiping/ML daughter!

Janet, Mom to 6 said...

WOW, I am so envious of you!! What an opportunity to live and teach in China. I am a licensed attorney, but mostly a stay at home mom with 6, the last one adopted from GuangXi in March 06. Does the university routinely hire attorneys to teach American Law classes? BTW your girls are adorable!!

Anonymous said...

Hi..I read your blog after seeing your post on APc and it is so well written--sounds like you guys are having the experience of a lifetime. I am a physician, currently staying home with 3 kids--the last from Beihai City Guangxi. She is 2.5 years old. Your girls are beautiful! Just thought I'd leave a note and let you know that people are enjoying your blog in the US!!