I really hope this doesn't turn into a "real" cold - I got totally sidelined last time. Ugh.
On Friday I persuaded a couple of co-workers to accompany me to a lunchtime visit to the Women Who Rock exhibit. I enjoyed it, especially the big screen showing old-school videos like Queen Latifah's "Ladies First." I thought they could've handled the individual vs group entries better (i.e. Diana Ross vs the Supremes or the Wilson Sisters vs Heart - why not have a case for the group highlighting the female members insread of squeezing it all in with another performer) and I'm sure there will be a re-assessment of recent entries like Britney Spears. And though I consider myself a big music fan, there were still a few artists I wasn't familiar with, like Odetta. Rock on, ladies!
On Saturday morning, MoBob and I went to the winter fair at the French International School. Although in our time overseas the American, or International, School was a regular venue for us, we'd never been to one in DC. I was also curious since we plan to raise Bassou bilingually. MB and I ate imperfectly shaped crepes cooked to order by a bunch of giggling teenage girls and I'd scored a whole pile of kiddie books in French. We also talked to a representative of the au pair program and one of the au pairs. Definitely one childcare option we want to consider. The campus was really fancy and although the website says there are scholarships I'm sure it'd be a real financial stretch to send a kid there. We'd have to move for sure. I'm thinking that I'm more included for us to move to Montgomery County and try for a French immersion program at one of the public schools. Plus I'd rather have an American curriculum in French rather than a French curriculum in America.
We are so not listening to Baby Einstein.