Yes, that's "American Girls in Moscow" included in Aeroflot's inflight magazine again, this time in April. (I was last in the February issue). I sure wish they'd have the consideration to let me know when they use my writing and pictures! At the very least, I'd love a copy of the magazines we're in! Hmm... If anyone over at Aeroflot is reading this, which I now know you are... "Please??!!! Pretty please? With a cherry on top?"
Big thanks to my friend over at "The Beet Goes On" who not only is in this issue of the magazine, too, but who also was kind enough to let me know about it and send a scan!
The quote this time came from this post:
"One of Katya's pals came over for an impromptu playdate after school. When I called to ask the other mom if it would be OK, I let her know that I'd need her to pick up her daughter by 9:30 p.m. at the latest.
I'm sure that hour already seems crazy to you American readers -- but NO Russian kid Katya's age is in bed before 9:30. Considering that they only got to our home at 7:15, I figured staying until 9:30 would give them adequate time to play well.
Hmm. It's now 11:19 p.m., folks, and the girl only left ten minutes ago. Seriously. The mom just "lost track of time". The American part of my brain is going, "HUH??!!! ARE YOU NUTS???!"... But the Russian part is saying, "Yeah... They grabbed a dinner à deux when they realized their daughter wouldn't be home for the evening and didn't realize how late it was... They figured our kids would be up late since it's Friday anyway..."