Walking to school this morning, I asked the girls what makes them happy.
Katya: "Maybe when someone has a crush on me. But maybe not . . ."
Frida: "Talking about the black button with Maya in the field."
Frida continues: "We found a black button and we always talk about if you press it some bad guys or ghosts come but - if you eat their guns, you become a bad guy too. Sometimes it makes good things happen."
We were on time to school again today! I don't want to jinx it but we may be closing in on a family record . . .
After school, Frida's kindergarten teacher from last year talked to the twins about what they want to be when they grow up. She sees a future in the arts for both of them. Katya still wants to be a doctor but Frida has changed her mind from Rock Star to 'a person who works in a factory." We joked that it might be easier to find a job as a rock star in this country right now.
Frida told me that she had something important to tell me but needed to tell me in the car. In the car, she said, "Mommy, someone threw pixie dust on me and I will be a fairy in one week. It is REAL. I can already feel pain in my back - wings."
Hmmmm . . . .
At dinner after sibling squabbles, I told all three kids they had to say 10 nice or neutral things to each other before getting computer/coloring time. The teenager asked the twins how school was and they told him some stories about the school garden and worked their way around to Frida's impending transformation into a fairy.
Katya asked him what his teacher taught him today. "The Cold War," was his short answer. "That's easy," Frida said.
After dinner, the girls decided to make cards for their teachers for teacher appreciation week. Their cards read: "I love you!" We do appreciate our teachers. Frida was so excited when I brought down the art basket that she thanked her brother for the markers he gave them for Christmas. He hugged her and went back to his friend on Skype.