Monday, September 13, 2010
Kann ich mit dir spielen?
So far, she is liking it. We have taught her a few German phrases, like "Kann ich mit dir spielen?" which means "Can I play with you?", to help get her started. She has about 20 kids in her class (only one other that speaks English) and two wonderful teachers, Frau Valerie and Frau Olga. They are the Gespenst (ghost) group. Alethia loves the giant "house" that the classroom is equipped with including a play kitchen, dress-up clothes and loft. She also loves getting to play on the playground everyday (rain or shine).
The Lord gave me a great gift. The day before Alethia started at Kindergarten, we were at the park in our neighborhood. While there, I met another mom who has a daughter in the same class as Alethia. It was nice to talk to her about it and to introduce Alethia to another girl from her class. I ran into that mom again today and she helped me translate the school calendar. I feel like I am beginning to make a friend, which was not expected, and is a wonderful surprise.
Overnight Alethia has acquired this whole little life that is all her own. It is strange to not be a part of everything she is doing and to know that now there are things that are just hers.