Wednesday, December 21, 2005

A side-serving of school

Since we've been on a seemingly perpetual vacation Allison's needs as a young student have been glaringly ignored. Unless you count her Daddy insisting she read every restaurant bill to him as a lesson in math. His eyesight is not the best so he's enlisting her help more frequently. Yesterday after a long day where she was left to her own amusements or expected to follow ours, she came to me and asked, "can we do some schoolwork?" again reaffirming my belief that children want to learn. It reminds me of that experiment years ago where toddlers were left a long period of time in a setting where they could forage for their food. I forget all the details but the point was, in the end, they ate a balanced diet.

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