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Wednesday, April 15, 2009

Spring Dress #2

I actually think I like this version a teeny bit better than the Liberty one. The yellow looks so fresh on Baby G. She was mighty funny this morning when we took these pictures. For some reason, she needed to go sit by the wall and then eventually lie down as she posed.

Chris and I had our first parent teacher conference this week at the Montessori school. Most of it was in Chinese, but we did have the English teacher there to help Chris translate for me. We reviewed a great number of pictures they had taken of Miss G at her "work" and discussed her development.

The meeting was really a matter-of-fact report about her progress. There was no praise given at the conference, no statements like "she is SO great at blah blah," for example. Nope. Just comments like, she can pour water into a vase but often it overflows. When she is the bread maker, she remembers the correct order to add the ingredients. Good to know. I guess I didn't come to the meeting to sit around and blabber about how great she was. I think that if it had been a similar conference in the US, though, there would surely have been a little more affirmation. I'm just sayin.

We also learned that she has trouble with her Chinese pronouns, like knowing when to use wo vs ni. We nodded and said that, yes, she has the same problem in English (using me vs you). And then we said, but she is not even two yet! So its all good, really.

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Blogger Johnny said...

But at that rate, she'll NEVER get into National Taiwan University!


April 15, 2009 10:06 PM  
Blogger Sarah said...

What a sweet dress! I love the little yellow pockets. I have a similar addiction to little dresses for my Taiwanese princess.

April 28, 2009 9:47 AM  

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