* Pink has moved five times in her five years of life. Two of these were major moves (to Japan and back and from one state to another). Fortunately, Pink has always been good at making friends.
*We try not to make a big deal out of her allergies. She loves it when she meets other kids with allergies, and she knows how to be careful about food. That said, she doesn't really get why such vigilance is so important.
*Sometimes Pink can be quite ornery. I'm sure, in part, this is because she's the middle child, a girl stuck between two brothers. It doesn't help that her older brother demands attention due to his ASD and her younger due to health issues and general two-year-old boy shenanigans.
* She's got a great sense of humor. She loves well. She loves big, and she loves often.
*Pink has quietly mastered some impressive skills. She essentially taught herself how to tie her shoes, for example. So, for all her timidness and anxiety, she takes some pretty big steps on her own without even asking for help.
*For the longest time, she would only wear pink dresses. She is more girly than I ever was, and she has a very clear sense of style. She insists on non-matching socks and loves it when her grandma paints her toe nails (something her mom refuses to do).
*She likes Hello Kitty, princesses, ballerinas, horses, and unicorns.
*Pink spent most of the first 18 months of her life in Japan, so her first language was Japanese. When we moved back to the US, she refused to speak for months. Now she can hardly speak Japanese at all, though we are trying to teach her. She's proud of her Japanese-ness and likes to tell other people she can speak Japanese (even though her pronunciation is pretty bad).
*Her father only speaks to her in Japanese, so she often ignores him.
*She's a great artist. She gets that from her dad.
*Since her schooling experience has been so different from her brother's, I sometimes feel like I'm not "doing it right." It's great that I don't have to "micromanage" her day like I do for him, but I often worry that I will overlook or underplay something that's important to her.So, what do you think? What kinds of things do you write when the teacher asks you to tell him/her about your child? Help me out here!