3. sharks and fish
5. unusual sorts of punishment
The bus bounces down the road west towards the Bosphorus. We go through the main roads for the first 20 to 30 minutes. Then we get on the freeway which speeds things up a bit. Then we hit the relief point which is the Bosphorus. We get to cross the bridge and observe one of the most gorgeous sights ever to behold.
The kids love looking at the water. Cinci points and says "Wawa! Wawa!" Atticus says, "Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, Mom, it's a Bosphorus taxi!" and Shermie says after that "Mom, it's a Bosphorus taxi!" I respond to all three comments with a long three toned "Oh" that expresses great interest. We finally hit the road in Europe and it's another 15 minutes till we hit our stop. Then we get on and off the metro, walk for another 15 minutes and we're there!
My children are officially starting preschool tomorrow. I've prepped them and I hope they'll be okay. Preschool is a whole different sort of thing in this country and I'm not sure I like it. We'll see how it goes, but just thinking about how I'm going to be apart from them longer than I ever have been in my life makes me ache. It's not meant to be this way yet. However, to make me ten times happier and more comfortable in this country I must have them do this. They will learn Turkish and while they are doing that, I will be doing the exact same thing across town. Let the language learning begin!