Call me sentimental, or a young aunt, but ever since I have left the United States I have missed one little guy more than I ever thought possible, my nephew Nolan. He has been growing up so fast and I have been reading all about my brother and sister-in-laws daily adventures in parenting on their blog, but it is not the same. Seeing the pictures of him on Halloween dressed up as the cutest monkey I have ever seen (I could be a little biased) made me a little sad because I was missing out, and the photos of him trying to eat peas but just not liking them made me miss him and also made me wonder how many other stories I have missed out on hearing. I can't wait to see Nolan and see firsthand how much he has grown! I only hope he remembers who I am since it has been a little over six months since I have seen him!
On the other hand, I will miss the three girls I tutor in English once a week. They have progressed so much and The youngest and shyest of the three has finally opened up and starting practicing her shapes. Her favorite is a heart and every Wednesday she wears a pink long sleeve shirt with a bejeweled pink heart on the front and points at it saying "heart." The girls, ages five, six, and seven, are a joy to work with and I can't help but wonder if they will remember me, their first English tutor, and how much their next tutor will have as much fun with them as I did.