Wednesday, November 30, 2005

No allergies

On the Tuesdays I teach (every other), Ted and Sam go to Sunflower Farms Camp. Last time, Ted had what we thought was an allergic reaction to the farm, the animals, hay, whatever. His cheeks remained bright red for about a week and he coughed constantly. Needless to say, we were worried that it would happen again yesterday. It didn't! On Monday he slept very late and we didn't have time to neb him before preschool. His teacher said he coughed all day long (I'm sure she was annoyed at me for sending him...but he wasn't sick!!) We made sure to neb him on Tuesday before the farm and today before preschool and no coughing! So I think we finally respect the fact that he needs that treatment...even if he's going to be late because of it, it's worth it. He needs it. We are just happy he was able to be at camp all day with no reaction. Hooray! He and Sam go one more time and then we will see about next semester. I don't want to commit (and pay!) when I'm not sure when I'll be in China/when the boys will be at the JCC full-time. But they love it and I'd love them to go when they can. We'll just play it by ear.
Last night and tonight Sam had to be put in his crib. Bummer! He was doing so well when he was sick and too weak to care! Hmmm...
I went to my former voice teacher's recital last night. She sang Schubert's "Winterreise" and Dr. Moteki accompanied her. Dr. Moteki (not actually a doctor, but that's what we always called her!) is from Tokyo, Japan and it got me thinking. Maybe I should fill my time before Mae arrives with music. Maybe I should find some Chinese songs and do a little recital. It would certainly help keep me busy as well as help me learn some songs to sing to her when she comes home. Dr. Moteki didn't know any, but she said there are two Chinese piano faculty who would probably know, so we are going to try to hook up. Since I'll have Monday and Wednesday mornings free, I might be able to have time for a voice lesson or coaching. That would be fun! It's still just a thought...but it might be a really exciting project.


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Anonymous said...

I love the idea of the Chinese songs! Maybe you could find a pretty little lullaby that would make her feel safe and snug.


Anonymous said...

I think that is a fantastic idea. I've always wanted to do Bainbridge Crist's "Chinese Mother Goose Rhymes." I don't know if they have the actual Chinese in the edition, but the English translations are fun! Thought you might want to take a peek: