Christine has been busy doing 4H projects. Kayla can't let go of her camera. They both have been "in the zone". "In the zone" means the girls are so in tune with what they are doing that hours, days, weeks pass without them noticing. It is a state of mind to accomplish something fueled by self-motivation. While "in the zone", they are learning so much.
What is a mom to do? I would hate to interrupt their learning, so that we could start school. : ) Kayla has been reading up on how to best photograph her jewelry, and how to edit the photos. She's learning about diffused and reflected lighting. She's done some research on how to use Photoshop software. She's learning how to market her jewelry.
They have been so self motivated. It's probably the most learning they've done all year. Now. . . if I could just figure out how to get them motivated to eat their veggies.
Also, we have a friend, Vale, from Tanzania living with us until September. We've all been learning Swahili, and more about her customs and traditions. It has been great to have her in the house living with us 24/7. She has been a good influence on the girls. Asante sana, Vale!
So . . . maybe I need to rethink my ideas about school, extend our learning time, and start school later on in the year. I'm sure the girls would agree to that!