February 16th, 2006

Nadia

Nadia's turn!

The art school that Maya goes to just started toddler classes. We were invited to do a trial class, which was today. Nadia was excited to be going to "my aat tass" and, as I expected, she loved the whole thing.

We left the apartment at noon, since we had to walk there and the class was at 12:30pm. For the second straight day, Nadia wasn't watching where she was going and walked smack into a tree.

*sigh*

Anyway, so we get there (after I got her to stop crying with promise of candy after her class) and she walks right up to the teacher and says "hi som-sam-nim!". Sonsaengnim is the Korean word for Teacher. All the women there love her and show it with squeals of delight every time she opens her mouth. LOL They just love her voice. The teacher takes Nadia and puts on her little smock. OMG, she's so cute in it. I think this was more of a Mommy-n-Me class because all the other moms (and some grandmoms) sat with their kids and helped them along with the project.

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After the class, everyone ran out as if the place was on fire! LOL Nadia and I lingered a bit, getting our coats on and chatting with the teacher. She is very sweet and I can tell that she loves kids, the way she hugs them and talks to them and really encourages them. She asked me if I was taking Korean lessons also (she knows that Maya does). I told her no but that I try to listen in on Maya's lesson and I'm picking it up slowly, especially taking the taxi and such. She was impressed with my pronounciation. :-) She then said to me, "I have a suggestion, please don't be offended." I thought, oh great, now what? Then she said, "If I teach you Korean, will you teach me more English?" YES, YES, YES! Problem is when...but she's willling to wait until September when Nadia starts preschool (which we just got the acceptance letter yesterday for her, so YAY!). I'm so excited!

Nadia and I both can't wait until the next art class. :-)