First off, thanks for all of your kind words in regard to my aunt who passed away this week. Traci was right, Aunt Bruna was a character and I will miss seeing her at family reunions and eating her scrumptious Italian cooking.
And to all concerned parties (MOM), when said I Pedro makes me "want to have 5 other babies just like him" I was just exaggerating!
All About Bad Guys
Juan Carlos (4 1/2 yrs) is afraid of "robbers" and "bad guys" right now. Especially right before bed. Julio (7 yrs) is always very sweet and patient and helps reassure him by telling him about our building's very high gate, the guards, the surveillance cameras, the many locks on the doors, etc.
A couple of days ago he asked Guapo about where"robbers" live and Guapo tried to explain that they are just normal people that decide to take things that aren't theirs and therefore they live in houses and apartments just like we do. That was not acceptable. He replied, "But they live in little houses right?"
On the way to school today he asked me if "bad guys" have moms and I told him they did. Then he asked, "Do bad guys have bad moms?" That one kind of surprised me. I had to tell him "no, not always" just in case any of my kids turn out to be "bad guys". (knocking on wood)
Pedro Expands His Resume
You already know that Pedro is into origami, but recently he has added drawing to his fast growing list of talents. Rarely is he seen now without a crayon in his chubby little hand. Here he is with a pink crayon:
...and, here he is 3 minutes later with a green crayon:
(will you look at those cheesy smiles? if the artist thing doesn't work out he can still model.)
Time to hide the crayons.
(shhhhh, I don't want to jinx myself, but Pedro has slept through the last 3 out of 4 nights!!!)
My Maid's Two Week Paid Vacation
...all she had to do was get hit by a car. She came over today to prove that she really had a cast and to bring me her doctor's note saying she can't work for two weeks.
No more manicures and bon bons for me, it's 2 weeks of cleaning potties and scrubbing floors.
Kitty's Comfort Knows No Bound
It was Pedro who spotted Kitty taking a nap this time. He started pointing and saying "meow" when he noticed her. Here she is from Pedro's vantage point:
She was way up here:
Book Club Dictator
Can I tell you how much I love my new position in my book club?
I am the "Book Buyer". That means, when members take trips to the States, they ask me to tell them what books to bring back. Maybe I should explain; we are not a normal everyone-reads-a-book-and-we-talk-about-it book club, it is a sort of "traveling library full of books in English" sort of book club. We pay a yearly due and then as people buy books to add to the library, they are reimbursed for their purchases.
A lady this week emailed me and asked me to give her 4 titles to buy. I inherited a list of books to buy from the previous book buyer, but I am pretty much just disregarding it. I got on Amazon and chose 4 books I want to read and sent her the titles.
I hope I don't get fired.
And, remember the lady who stole to my white elephant Christmas present? She's moving! I don't have to pretend to be nice to her anymore while all the while I am burning up inside, coveting the Spaghettio's and Stove Top her kids got to eat. (again with the exaggeration!)
Things are really looking up around here.