A Steady Passing of the Time

It’ll be a quick one as nothing too earth shattering has transpired here in the bustling metropolis of Paraguari. Just a slow and steady passing of the time between school and an ever increasing familiarity with the neighbours.

Considering all the headlines of the past week, though, I’m not exactly complaining.

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Fun in the Park before school

Kaia continues her fun filled romp in her kindy class with three full weeks under her belt now. In doing so, she continues to be greeted each morning with a level of rock star enthusiasm that may or may not be setting the girl up for a blow to her self-esteem if and when she enrols in any institution that either teaches in English or has one other blonde attending.

For now, mom still lingers in the classroom for the majority of thehttp://journeyswithkaia.com/wp-content/uploads/2016/07/IMG_3724.jpg first of the day’s three hours. There are two schools of thought in play at the moment: One, the school of Dad that feels fairly certain Kaia’s ready to go it alone and two, the school of mom that feels cutting the chord completely too soon could cause an I-don’t-want-to-go-back-to-school backlash.

I’m sceptical, but vicariously revelling in Kaia’s enjoyment as I am, I’m more than inclined not to push things and to err on the side of caution. To sit back and let Kaia fully settle in and, at the same time, continue increasing her Spanish vocabulary database a word and a phrase at a time.

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Fun with Ethan

It’s a slightly slower process than I may have originally expected but the fact is the day my daughter takes a bite out of my ass in such a way I’m forced to reach for the dictionary is coming. Between her three hours a day of school, Spanish only interaction and her play dates with a four year old neighbour, Ethan, just across the highway from our property, it’s a matter of when and definitely not if.

No, as they say, Rome wasn’t built in a day and, I guess, even for a child, neither is the process of learning a second language. The same goes with learning how to

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Cows are Fun

travel with a child.

That said, almost four months of travel hardly makes you an expert. But as both mom and dad have found themselves reflecting back on recently with a new found abundance of quiet time on our hands each night, it does provide some insight that leaves you better off than when you first started.

Some of which the plan is to start posting in the very near future.

 

 

 

 

 

 

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