M’s will to learn is going from strength to strength – she is actively, positively, wanting to learn new things and to get a grasp on things she doesn’t understand. It is so refreshing!
This week I bought a new STEAM book – sometimes it’s lovely to go through a book for ideas – I tend to feel overwhelmed when I look on the internet. M saw me with it so we read through it together and she picked out 6 or 7 projects she’d like to try. We were looking at an electrical project and M started asking questions about how electricity works – I seemingly wasn’t grasping exactly what she was asking and she was getting frustrated but we got there in the end: she managed to find her words and ask
“Why do things behave the way they do?”
Wow. What a question! I obviously didn’t have an answer on hand for that but we had a chat about scientists questioning everything and some of them even turning to religion for an answer.
She does seem so much older now she’s nearing 10 – she makes her own breakfast now: she toasts a waffle and sorts out her own drink. She’s even been sleeping for 11/12 hours a night this week so I’m sure she must doing a lot of growing.
I’ve also noticed recently how amazing the girls’ vocabulary has become: we were doing some research on Terraria and noticed pictures of bunnies wearing party hats – the explanation read that they only wear party hats when there is a party on. M asked “what qualifies as a party?”. What the hell?! Where did that word come from?! Meanwhile, D is wandering around on Minecraft saying “I’m looking for some flat terrain“. It is all hilarious and super-impressive at the same time. 😀
This week the girls have been playing Terraria and Minecraft, trampolining, playing chase with J and playing with their cousin M, who has come to stay for a few days.
And finally, here is a picture of M dressed up as a dragon – J got out the long-forgotten dressing up outfits when I was out last weekend, 🙂