Thursday, October 28, 2010

Girls' Checklist 2

Checklist 1 was posted last October 18, that was a school day list.

I saw another checklist from the girls for their weekend activities and here's what they have:

IC's list
- aufroimen: 60 mins (cleaning/clearing up)
- tringbause: 5 mins (drink break)
- spirlen (playtime)
- bause: 30 mins (break)
- spile + tringbause: 5 min (playtime + drink break)
- bause

MC's list
- duschen (shower)
- trinkbause (drink break)
- aufroimen (clean/tidy up)
- bause (break)
- spielen (playtime)
- fernsen + pause (watch tv + break)
- fernsen (watch tv)
- spielen + bause (playtime + break)
- spielen (playtime)
- bause (break)
- aufroimen + bause (tidy up + break)

All items have been ticked off. I love that they include cleaning and clearing their rooms in their checklists; and that they do, tidy up!

P.S. I copied those lists word for word, spelling errors included :D

Monday, October 18, 2010

Checklist 1

IC's tscheklist

- schauer (shower)
- essen (breakfast)
- salegeh (go to school)
- essen + hausaufgaben (lunch + homework)
- bause (break)

MC's tschecklist

- sauer (shower)
- essen (breakfast)
- schulegehen (go to school)
- essen + hausaufgaben (lunch and homework)
aufroimen + trinkbause (tidy up and drink break)
- bause (break)
- spielen + trinkbause (playtime + drink break)

I saw this checklist in MC's room last September. It seems that the girls have their days scheduled and are doing a regular checking on their lists, too. Yes, they really tick off every items after doing them :D

IC copies from her big sister; and I love that they have inserted TRINKBAUSE (drink breaks) in between because that is important especially during warm days.

Wednesday, October 13, 2010

Overnights and the Rules

My girls have been invited to slumber parties, but almost always; they would end up going home with us. Even though all their bags are packed already.

Maybe it's because my husband was not yet ready, too. Because although he would say the girls could decide, one would still hear the hesitation.

That changed when MC was invited to a birthday party. It was the big wish of the birthday girl, Rose, which is MC's closest friend -- she wants a slumber party. Almost all of the girl's in class were invited; and MC caught up with the excitement, too. She declared she would go.

My husband and I agreed because we know the girl and her family; and MC and Rosa has been playing together and been visiting each other for sometime.

But of course, there are rules to follow:
- You are not supposed to leave the house
- You would be picked up, unless something came up; in which we would call Rosa's mama and we would ask her to pass the phone to you if there are other arrangements made
- You can always call us anytime
- Be a good girl
- Dont forget to brush your teeth

How was her first slumber party? Fun!

And of course, IC wanted to experience it, too. Easily arranged. She got invited, and she stayed! Although at first she was not yet 100% sure; she just said just pack my bag and I would let you know. She did let us know.. a few minutes in her friends's house and she turned to us and asked 'why are you still here?'

My girls are growing up :D

Wednesday, October 6, 2010

The Tooth Fairy Found the Right Address

So IC's got a loose tooth.

After a week, she was holding the tooth between her fingers, amazed that it came of easily. She ran immediately to the mirror, and was shocked that there's a little blood there. Ugh!

Despite some fear and much excitement, she didnt forget that the tooth fairy would be coming next! Yipee!

The problem is, she is supposed to be spending her FIRST overnight slumber party in a friend's house; on the same night that the tooth fairy is supposed to come. And her friend's house is at least 30 minute drive from our place.

Afraid that the tooth fairy would not find the right address, she decided to leave her tooth under her pillow, in her bed, at home. Of course, we are all instructed not to open her bedroom door so that the gift from the tooth fairy would not be lost. She is the only one allowed to go inside her room, please.

The next day when she arrived home, although bursting with stories, she decided to run to her room first; of course, closely followed by her friend and her sister.

She slowly opened her bedroom door, stood in the middle of it for a minute to make sure that everything still looks the same -- and looked under her pillow.

When we heard the shouts upstairs, we knew that the tooth fairy found the right gift for her; and it was delivered to the right address, too!