Monday, May 28, 2007

School break

The mid-term school holiday has officially begun. It's not much different for me but for the employed like Eugene, it means lighter traffic on the roads in the mornings. For Caitlin, today seems like just an extension from last week when she was down with HFM. To her, she had started her holiday last week itself when I told her the first few mornings that she didn't have to go to school.

This week will be spent replacing the Mandarin classes she missed last week, catching up on schoolwork and playing. She had a good time playing and ate relatively well today as she no longer has painful ulcers on her tongue.

She was pretty much in her own world today, role-playing camping with her stuffed dog and teddy, doing her homework on her own with them (she taught the dog to write 'bus'), reading to herself (and to the toys) at the 'camp site', colouring, singing and chattering away by herself.

At this time of writing, she is making up her own words to a book she is reading aloud while Eugene is in another corner reading his book quietly. This is a rare occasion Eugene and I get to do our own thing, even if it is only for 20 minutes before our 'lady boss' decides to switch focus and summon us for a joint activity.

I hope the next two weeks will be as easy as today.

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