January 31, 2008
Where did January go?
Holy COW. It seems just yesterday, I bought my new calendar. I cannot believe I am already having to turn a page on it.
I like January. I know many folks do not, but I appreciate that perception of a fresh start, a new beginning. 2007 was such a struggle and having something to "kick off" was good for me. Thus far, January has been good and I am looking forward to the rest of the year.
I am really looking forward to Valentine's day this year. I splurged and got Secret Agent Josephine's Valentags. Oh my, these things are so adorable. I am giving them as party favors for Arun's school party, but I did get an extra set for us and a few friends. I have decided to do some sort of hanging/heart/sash thingie where I will attach the tags to it. This way, we can enjoy it every year.
I would like to give a shout-out to DK books. These books are just a crazy amount of goodness. I am very appreciative that my sister (a former pre-school teacher) turned me onto these and I try to do my part to spread the good word. Anjali already likes pawing at them and now, Arun likes "reading" them to me. For extra fun, I have him "read" them to Anju as well - kills 2 birds with one stone because they both have fun that way. Anyway, I cannot express how amazing these books have been in terms of learning. For example, I did not set out to teach Arun colors - he did not show much interest, so we just read books and not much else. Then, by accident last summer, I discovered that he already knew his colors and I had no idea when/how he learned them. I can only assume it was from the countless times we read the DK book. I am excited for the day when the kids are older because DK has a beautiful one on India that I will use to teach them about India. Sadly, they do not have one on Kansas. *pout*
Damned straight, when I make it to the NE Mobile Bookfair, I will be heading straight to the DK section and going completely ape shit.