Last week was open house at the kids’ preschool, and I left all inspired to turn my home into a virtual Montessori setting. I went to a teacher supply store the next day. As it turns out, Montessori equipment is ridiculously expensive. I decided I would pay for their college instead. But I did get this little letter puzzle and flashcards that they are enjoying. India’s favorite activity is to play “home school”. Somehow I always end up in the role of teacher, whereas I’d like to be given the role of “peripheral person who does her own thing while the two of you play homeschool”. Oh well. Last Monday Kembe’s class gave a violin recital. 18 kindergartners on violin. Next to childbirth, this may be the most painful thing I’ve had to endure as a parent. The girls dressed themselves today. Can you tell? On Thursday we always hit the farmer’s market and the food trucks. Why is food from a truck so exciting? They think the farmer’s market samples are a buffet. India found some old yarn and fashioned some hair extensions using a clip. She then added the glasses, and I wondered how long until she starts her own fashion blog. On Friday we got to see a preview of BubbleFest at the Discovery Science Center in Santa Ana. Two thumbs up! The kids loved it. Jafta had a playdate with his bestie Ryder. I swear, just last week I was taking photos of these two in diapers. We bought a new mattress because the old mattress crapped out, which I blame 100% on the children. I submit the following as photographic evidence. I’ll be taking that out of their allowance.