Ms Mausie, who you have seen variously referred to as Ms Pink and Ms Copper, turned sixteen today. She is the youngest of our three Saturday girls. She has always been Ms Sunshine, quick to smile and reach out to others. She has lots of casual friends; selective about true friends, they are hers for life.
She can manage to have a good time just about anywhere in the world –
and the one who probably matches me for liking travel by water.
She is bright and extremely verbal. She is capable, competent and a bit shyer than most people recognize. She can handle math and science, but excels in languages (German, English, French and Spanish) which is why she is back in school in Germany as the school here didn’t offer all of her languages. I miss her and felt lucky that teaching requirements had me home today.
Since her birthday fell on the weekend, those of us who were in Germany were able to have dinner and desert. But before we get to the desert, the Eldest had found the perfect present for the chocohaulic.
She first met chocolate fountains at a wedding and fell in love with the idea. This also meant that she wanted chocolate for cake. The smaller one having come from Basel and the cheesecake baked by her sister.
She is doing well in school, but I don’t get to see her nearly enough. It is hard to let go, especially with one’s youngest. She starts Oberstüfe next year which means she will finish in 2011. Her life plans are open, and the world is before her.