*This was sitting in my drafts, possibly drafted over three months ago and completely forgotten. I’m just posting it as it is, too lazy to read & edit*
I’ve come to realise that I have a rather politically correct daughter.
The other day I was trying out a skirt in a shop fitting room. It didn’t look the best on me, to say the very least.
So I turn to Daughter and say,’ I look rather fat, don’t I?’
Daughter,’ Let’s not say fat, let’s say big’.
She’s mad about science. She just turned eight a few days ago, and all she wanted was a Chemistry set. She wanted the test tubes and all the works. I managed to track down something that met her specifications just days before her birthday. And needless to say, she’s been delighted with it. We did our first experiment the other day. And someone completely enjoyed it.
They’ve started an after school scienxe club at school, and last Monday was the first session of the club. She woke up in the morning, came over, hugged me and shouted,’It’s Mad Science today’. First thing in the morning. Someone definitely doesn’t have Monday Blues.
We’ve now got enough books to open a small book shop. All sorts of books, but my favourite is this one.
The cover was enough to transport me to my childhood days.
In other Daughter related news, she came home on Monday and asked me, ‘Did Modi win the Indian election?’
I was stunned. We hadn’t discussed Indian elections in that much detail with her. She knows the concept of a democracy and how it works, but not about the actual parties or the people contesting.
‘Yes, how did you know?’
‘Mr P mentioned it in the Assembly today’, came the answer.
Mr P is the head teacher at her school and he discusses world events at assemblies at school. They discuss a lot of current affairs and it is really interesting to see how much children grasp. I’m forever thankful that she has such interesting teachers at her school.
While on the subject of schools, I have to say, I am deeply grateful. Such a lovely environment. We had an open evening where children demonstrated diverse subjects such as volcanoes and poetry using dance, music and imagination. They also have such a diverse outdoor playtime with games like hockey, football and cricket. We just count ourselves lucky that Daughter was lucky enough to be part of such a nurturing and enriching environment.