John:: Do you know if (redacted) is back on Match.com?
Me:: I don't know
Charlotte:: I want to go on Match too!
You never know where a conversation will take you
Charlotte:: I have a sister.
Me:: Daddy has a sister too. Auntie Kris is Daddy's sister.
Charlotte:: Does Gran have a sister?
Me:: Yes, she has two sisters. Remember Auntie Alma in Florida? She's Gran's sister.
Charlotte:: What about Santa Claus?
Me:: Um....I think he's an only child.
Alert alert! I found the easiest crock-pot recipe in the entire world. Bonus points - it’s delicious too. Healthy? Well, debatable. But EASY and DELICIOUS and only a few ingredients.
Double bonus points - I blended up some leftovers, added some sweet potato and Alex gobbled it up like it was the greatest thing she had ever eaten.
Yesterday I took Charlotte to orientation for her preschool. John thought I would be teary about the fact that my baby was getting so big but instead I was really excited about this next big toddler step. I couldn’t wait to meet the other children that Charlotte will be hanging out with every day for the next two years (as well as meet the other mothers).
Charlotte was not at all excited about going to ‘school’ until I confirmed I would stay with her the whole time. She was a bit clingy at first but eventually got down on the floor without me and played with a ton of different toys. The teacher read all the children a book and then they all sat down for a snack. I mean, I just about died. It was so adorable to see them all sitting together eating their snack. After snack we all headed out to the playground that belongs to the preschool and Charlotte nearly lost her mind. And I don’t blame her. It is perhaps the best playground we’ve ever played in.
It was such a great morning to allay any fears either one of us had. And I finally felt 100% happy with the decision we made in sending her to this particular school.
“I want to go back to the woods.” Over and over and over again in the car on the way home. Me too, Charlotte. And Winston too.
People often ask me about living in the city versus living in Greenwich. My answer depends on the day you ask me. Today Greenwich wins the battle. Hands down.