My neighborhood. (Taken with Instagram at Pairs, MS)
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Taken with instagram
August 25, 2011
Ava says they had a different teacher today.
Ava: She was not like Mrs. Gatlin
Me: Everybody is different.
Ava: I am not talking about the way she looked. She didn’t teach like Mrs. Gatlin. She was boringer.
Me: BoringER. Is Mrs. Gatlin, boring?
Ava: No, not at all. She is sweet and doesn’t yell at us! Everything was ok though. We were not scared. We were brave.
I took Ava to vote this afternoon. She was quite sad there was no dolphin on the ballot to vote for. As close as I could find for her was a RanDOLPH!
“Did you know we all have a bucket? It’s invisible. You can’t see the bucket. Everybody has one. When you are nice to people you fill their buckets up, but when you are mean you empty their buckets.”
She promptly tells Allie who is throwing a fit because she doesn’t want to go home, “Allie you are emptying my bucket and Mammy’s too.
I gave Ava some loves and kind words, “Mammy you are filling my bucket back up.”
Monday, August 22, 2011
Today, August 21, Ava was most excited when she overheard a husband and wife speaking Spanish. She ran to me so astonished to tell me. Immediately she went right back to them and told them “Hola.” They spoke to her and she came running right back to me and asked, “Mammy, what does hablo espanol mean?”
A few minutes later she saw another ethnic couple and went to talk to them. I couldn’t hear her conversation. As it turns out she had asked them if they spoke Spanish. I think she was a little disappointed to find out that they didn’t, because they were Japanese!