Happy Memorial Day! The only reason I don't like holidays is because I don't get any mail, but it is awfully nice to have the mister around to make me some honey golden pancakes topped with fresh berries and homemade orange sauce. He's all about breakfast being substantial.
Have you ever tried to find something, THE thing that your kids enjoy? Their passion and delight in life? Olive was easy. It was always ballet. Pearl was easy, too. Horses. Anything equine for that girl. She gets books from the library and studies the different breeds. I love it when my kids know more about something than I do. That, I think, is passion.
We've had a hard time figuring out Divine, though. We tried tennis. We tried to convince her to join the swim team. You should see that girl glide through the water. Her teacher says she's better than most the kids on the swim team. Another no.
Then, this weekend, while we were at the library and I was looking up books, she sat down next to me and said she wanted to learn French.
We found a children's version of how to learn French cd and book included. She went to bed reading it, made me put in the car on our drive to church, and has been teaching her sisters how to say "My name is" and how to count to 10.
She'll check with me every once in a while to make sure her pronunciation is Frenchie enough.
I'm hoping that this will stick.
I'm currently brainstorming ways to keep her excitement up--any ideas?
She's already on unit 7.
Maybe we'll promise her a trip to France ;)