Chinese New Year
Hello! I hope everyone is doing well. It has been crazy busy around here! My days just seem to fly by. One would think that as the children are getting older that I would have more time on my hands, but it feels like the exact opposite with all their activities. Yesterday, I spent the good majority of my day in the car either dropping kids off somewhere or picking them up. Anyway, things are good around here. All children are back in school and I couldn't be more thrilled. Don't get me wrong, I adore my children, but if it's one thing that COVID has taught us is that my children are not homeschool children. They need an in-school environment to thrive and motivate them. I was just looking through my photos and realized that I didn't post the picture of my girls from Chinese New Year. Sadly, Addy didn't want me to take a picture of her in her dress. Our celebrations were a little more low-key this year since we didn't go down to Chinatown. Instead, I invited the sweet sister-missionaries serving in our area over for dinner. I made orange chicken, sticky rice, and beef broccoli. I want Avery and Ivy to be proud of their heritage the way I am proud of being Irish and my husband is of being German. Even though this recent shooting in Atlanta is not supposed to be a racially targeted shooting the increase of crimes against Asians this past year has made me sad. I never want my daughters to feel they need to be ashamed of being Chinese. My girls are not viruses they didn't start Covid. They are more than characters to be made fun of in movies. They come from history as old as time that is smart and innovative. Well, the weekend is almost upon us. I hope you have a great weekend.