Sofia is beyond homesick today. She is missing her nanny, Shire, because we just had a telephone conversation with her. She is sobbing and saying Shire’s name over and over. She said, “I remember a day when I was 4, and Shire was standing at the door, and I knew I wanted her to be my nanny. Oh, Shire!”
I hold her while she sobs and sobs and sobs. Lily wipes away her tears.
We stopped our spelling and phonics work for the day and are watching a movie until the Chinese tutor comes.
She is watching “Mathilda.” Have you seen it? It is my childhood. I sobbed watching it the first time. It’s about a little girl who was born to a car salesman and mom who just didn’t get her. Danny DeVito IS Floyd.