Thursday, August 2, 2012

Bugs for breakfast.

The Orclette has a voracious thirst for learning.


Yes she is wearing makeup. We had a special event to go to. Doesn't she look darling?


"Can we do school momma?" "When are we going to do school?" "Momma I haven't done school today!" are heard frequently in our household. Do I love this attitude? Yes I do. I love learning; I love buying shiny new notebooks and writing notes in them. I love connecting data and coming to conclusions. I love delving deeper into subjects and finding out if the teacher knows what he's (or she, that was a random choice) talking about. Now my daughter is following in my footsteps; she loves notebooks and pencils, she likes doing workbooks and projects equally and she has frequently asked me "Why don't you know that momma?" When I informed her that my area was history, she asked "Can you tell me about history?" Hehe. Where to start.

A couple mornings ago she found a book about bugs and started perusing it. She would ask me what each bug was called, how big it was and what it did. Some of the bugs were pretty icky looking and I admit it put me off my breakfast a bit. I tried not to let my aversion show because if bugs turn out to be her thing I don't want to stand in the way of it, but I really was not prepared to be inspecting pictures of bugs before the sun came up. Then Miniorc woke up and joined the party, and they "found" more bugs, which of course they had to show me. And I experienced a moment of joy, that my kids hadn't been damaged by the hours of t.v. they've watched and that they can still enjoy a book that doesn't flash or make sounds. And I was reminded that sometimes I just need to slow down (what?! I only have 30 minutes to prepare breakfast and lunch!) and look at bugs for breakfast, because it only increases their appetite for learning when momma is also interested in what they've "found".

Hopefully, though, she won't become interested in arachnids because I'm not sure I could handle that. /shiver.