Monthly Archives: April 2012

The Sounds of Hide-and-Seek with Preschoolers

Piper’s Turn:   “1, 2, 3, 4, 5… Mommy, I’m gonna count to 6. 1, 2, 3, 4, 7, 8, 6.”   Mommy’s Turn:   Piper: STOMP STOMP STOMP Closet door slams.   “Where’s Piper?”   Giggle.   “Is she under the bed? ….No.”   Giggle.   “Is she behind the door? …No.”   Giggle. […]

More Taobao

Don’t worry. I won’t make another post like this for a long time, but I just have to share my joy at my second Taobao experience! I went back to show a new expat friend where it was, and was able to snap a picture of it, so that you can see what it looks […]

Update: RIP Hamster Babies, Hello Spring, Goodbye Culture Shock

It’s hard to believe that almost a month has gone by since that last post. So much has happened since then. That illness I mentioned that Toby had turned out to be the flu, and 3 days into Toby’s flu, I came down with it, hard, and it lasted for a good ten days. Already […]

Addicted to Shopping in China

I finally got to experience the amazing Taobao street, which is like a mile-long shed (I’ll get some pictures next time I’m there), with 2-3 rows of stalls all along it, filled with vendors selling cheap everything-you-can-imagine. I hated shopping in America, but I LOVE shopping in China. Mostly because it’s so cheap that I […]