Christmas came early this year, in the form of my mother's coming. She came laden with gifts from many people for the children, and for me. Opening up the suitcase full of food and cooking supplies was better than any christmas gifts! As we unloaded all the suitcases, the dining table became full of books, shoes, bookends, spices, treats, workbooks, flashcards, learning mats, etc.
I was so excited I ate the whole bag of peanut butter m&m's Brittany sent me for lunch, and chips and salsa for dinner! It was so great to taste a little of home after almost 3 months here. The learning materials will be such help in my reading groups and house tutoring.
It was wonderful to have mom here with me for a few weeks and to share with her my life here! Not to mention the fact that she helped me with cooking, cleaning, dishes, and tutoring. I kept her quite busy. Life chores like cooking, dishes, and washing just take longer here, so it was a bit of a relief to have her help for a few weeks. She did a lot of work in the library labeling, sorting, and fixing books. A daunting task! It looks much better, now if only we could teach the kids how to treat library books.... I already miss having her here. The kids have been asking of her since her departure yesterday, it seems they miss her too.