This whole learning by living thing is blowing my mind. A while ago my daughter came up to me looking at her fingers and said “two and two is four”. “Uh, yes it is.” I said back. “And four and four is eight.” Then she bumbled up her fingers a bit and as if she had just an epiphany said “and five and three is eight.” It’s a truly amazing thing watching a child’s mind work.
My daughter has been remembering more and more words to spell. She likes to write “letters” to people which are usually just pictures folded and stuffed in envelopes with messages written on the outside. On a recent letter to Lindsay: “Thanks for coming to visit!”
There is never any shortage of specimens to scrutinise outside and we find it handy to carry a few field guides wherever we go. My daughter and husband have a running list of birds they’ve seen and I’m looking forward to again keep a notebook with notes on wildflowers and plants in my area. Rocks as well as the way our bodies work are subjects of particular interested right now.