Monthly Archives: March 2012

Miscellaneous Back Family News – Potty Training, Birthday Parties, Hamster Babies and Ikea

Here is a confession. The boys are not potty-trained. One of them may not be ready, but one of them probably is. He stays dry when he wears underwear, and poops in the potty (Teddy), but I don’t want to have to lug all of my children to a squatty potty if he declares the […]

Nai Nai Troubles

My feelings about Nai Nai have always been kind of mixed just because I’m not used to being reprimanded or told what to do, or “playfully” slapped because I didn’t lock my door, and definitely not used to being dropped in on. But she does take good care of us, bringing us water, being pretty […]

Schooling in China

Coming here, we weren’t exactly sure what we’d do to educate the children, but we thought it might have something to do with a combination of Chinese public school and home-school. (International school isn’t an option because the tuition for one child is 10 months of Brian’s salary.) It wasn’t really fully thought out, just […]