Now how did most of the day go by already?
It’s Wednesday! The weekend’s going to be here soon, or perhaps not soon enough!. Wee Reader’s preschool lets out tomorrow and this marks the end of his first ever preschool year! He’s grown from that overly cautious, unsure 2.5-year-old who was still being potty trained (SO many days in which he came out of school with a bag of wet clothes!!) to being completely diaper-free, more confident, happy to go to school (most days) 3.5-year-old! He’s learnt all sorts of important things like how to hold a pencil/crayon properly, put on his shoes, jackets, pants and underwear (the tops are a bit trickier), songs and rhymes, and things that surprise me like how he nods and says ‘yes’ when he’s listening to a story and peeing standing up (!). I put him in school last year mostly because I wasn’t sure if I could handle two kids under three by myself so I’ve been pleasantly surprised by all these little changes I see in him.
Anyhow, here’s what I’ve been loving lately:
Populaire – a 2012 French film that’s currently streaming on Netflix. It’s set in the 1950s and features speed typing!
This very summery snap pea, watermelon and edamame salad! from Joy the Baker
I am so craving a milkshake right now, thanks to these ice-cream-sandwich milkshakes from Bake at 350
The Millions’ post on the most anticipated releases for the second half of 2014. These kinds of posts just make me sigh and wish I had more time to read. Because I so want to read SO MANY of these books. David Mitchell! Sarah Waters! Hilary Mantel! Christos Tsiolkas!
Added to my TBR list: On Black Sister Street by Chika Unigwe thanks to Me, You and Books
An article on the art of the opening sentence from The Millions
Ok all that talk about food is making me hungry. Plus the house smells great thanks to the beef stew that is in the slow cooker. It’s currently got beef, onions, cabbage, garlic, tomato paste, star anise, cloves, cinnamon bark, coriander roots, a bit of soy sauce and fish sauce in it. I’ll be adding carrots and potatoes a little later. But meanwhile I’m hungry! I think I’ll go for some crackers and brie.
What are you snacking on today?
I never think to make beef stew in the summer because of the heat but you don’t have to worry about that when it comes to the slow cooker. Hmmm.
Oh I love my slow cooker. It makes life so much easier. I no longer make stews in the oven or stove top for instance!
So cute. Pre-school sounds lovely and it is definitely a good move for children to have the chance to socialise and be with different adults before they go to school.
And for us, other kids too. We didn’t really know people with kids when we moved here so there weren’t many little ones for him to socialise with.
My kiddo is about the same age as yours and seeing all these changes is thrilling and terrifying all at once! OMG the peeing standing up! LOL
And I will definitely check out Populaire.
The first time he showed me that he could pee standing up (in school at least, with their smaller toilets) my eyes nearly popped out of my head!
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