A Farewell to Summer

This summer, for the first time in 9 years as an international teacher, I did not travel. It was a strange feeling to bid farewell to my friends, colleagues and neighbors as they all departed for various destinations, knowing that I would be here in our teacher housing compound all summer. One of the things…Read more A Farewell to Summer

To Dorian, on his last day as an only child.

Two years. Two glorious, little sister-free years of soaking up all of mom and dad's attention. Two years of absolute, distraction-free doting. It's too bad you won't remember it, but your dad and I will. We can assure you that it has been amazing. You were our foray into the world of parenting! You were…Read more To Dorian, on his last day as an only child.

Captain No-Beard

Dorian, this morning was super special!  The playground gods showered you with love, and I am grateful.  Living in faculty housing can be challenging at times.  So many families, so many kids, all sharing the same play areas.  Many times, you are reserved (sometimes frozen!) in response to the whirlwind of energy created by others.…Read more Captain No-Beard

Learning to Share

Okay, Dorian.  Here's what has been happening over the past two weeks.  Mom and dad have finally decided to try out the local housekeeping/childcare services.  That's why we have had a new friend in our apartment so much.  For some time, mom and I have had many conversations (good and bad) in regard to hiring…Read more Learning to Share