Last week was largely a write-off - Sadie was sick and then I was sick, and we pretty much just stayed home, coughed, and drank lemon tea with honey together. Today was her first day back at preschool, and we were greeted by this short note from the director,
"Good Morning! Miss Priya has resigned from her position as a substitute teacher here at Sunnyside. This isn't the right place for her!"
and now I am wondering if we missed some exciting drama while Sadie was out sick ? I am irrationally intrigued; the school is such a quiet, peaceful, and gentle place that I have to admit wondering what would happen if a big personality was in one of the classrooms?
I had to sign up for a time-slot for a parent-teacher conference for Sadie as well, and I am somewhat amused that I will be chatting about my barely-verbal little one for a full fifteen minute, while at Madeline's conference the next day, I had ten minutes to hear about how she is doing in about eight different subject areas!
Our family will be reunited again on Saturday when Chris's business trip in California ends. I passed along a shopping list of things that we could use here in Saigon but cannot find (some essential, like OTC meds for the kids, others kind of frivolous), and I am so touched with the amount of effort he's made to find as many items as he can! The car rental company gave him a Mini Cooper to drive around and I cannot express how envious I am! The most exciting car I've ever driven has been my moms's Mazda 3 ... Anyway, I hope that he has a pleasant flight back in that company-paid business class cabin on Singapore Airlines.