While I was in China…

by Jen Lee Reeves on November 19, 2008 · 1 comment

in China08, Dancing, Flickr, jordan, New School, November08, Nutcracker, Performance, School

The first night I slept in Shanghai I left my phone on… Silly me since there’s a 14 hour difference. I happened to notice my phone buzzing and decided to answer it. The person on the phone was from a preschool where Jordan was on the waiting list. Apparently there’s a chance for her to attend, but we needed to decide within 24 hours.

But I was in China!! So I needed to contact Randy, chat with him and see if he could set up a school visit. He ended up going to visit the school yesterday with Jordan. He liked it a lot and Jordan warmed up to it near the end of their visit. Randy paid the deposit and we have her moving to the new school in two and a half weeks! Wow. That was fast. So I’m mentally grappling with the idea of Jordan attending a new school. I’m excited but also a little sad to leave a school where we’ve spent so much time. Cameron started there when he was 17 months old! It’s been 5 years! Wow. I’m certain Jordan will be fine. I will miss the teachers and some of the kids… even a few parents!

It’s big news for us. The move also means Jordan won’t perform in her current school’s performance of The Nutcracker. I’m a little bummed about that… But it isn’t the end of the world. She does have a Winter recital at her other dance school. I’ll get cute photos/video of that instead!

I am wrapping up my second full day in China. I’ve had a chance to video chat with the kids three times – I’m hoping to stay awake long enough for a fourth. I do get tired earlier in this time zone. I’m documenting the trip in photos… Feel free to follow this slideshow if you’d like to see it all. I’ve done some touristy stuff and today I experienced shopping and debating over the price of some cool things (I even got a “Prada”).

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Greg November 23, 2008 at 8:09 am

wow it must be exciting being in China

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