Monday, July 21, 2008

Entry for September 24, 2006

"Chiisakute kawaikute kussssaaaaaiiiiii mono naani?"

"What's little and cute and reaaaaallllyyyy stinky?"

The answer to the above query, of course, is "a smiling, poopy, Pumpkin Princess."

Nuff said.

Yesterday was Field Day at the Pumpkin Princess's day care. At nine months old, her event consisted of me holding her and running with three other mothers in a "race" to grab a paper basket containing wafers and biscuts.

Watching the other, older kids in their events was actually quite interesting. It was a study in child development. You really couldn't call what the 3 year olds were doing "running", it was more like "toddling very very fast". The older the kids got, the more it got like actual running, and the oldest kids were most definitely competing to be the first across the finish line.

Same with the dancing. The younger kids pretty much kind of stood randomly waving their arms around to the music, and a couple pretty much just cried until their teachers came to hug them. The older kids were definitely dancing to the music, and a few of the older kids showed a definite musicality. Maybe I was watching a future Lausanne Scholar!

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