Friday, January 23, 2009
They Sort of School Themselves
The day before yesterday Eggplant picked up his guitar, an item previously used only for non-musical purposes (table, roof, etc.), and asked me how to tune it. I found a video online that showed a man tuning his guitar. Eggplant copied him until it was perfectly tuned. It is one of those moments that reminds me that Eggplant learns best by DOING and by DOING when and what is his choice to do.
This morning, the first words out of Blueberry's mouth to me were these: "Mamma, someday I'm going to write a book. Did you know that? I am. I really am." I asked her a bit more about it and she let me know she wanted to write some new American Girl books.