The other day at karate, Mira saw a girl sewing, and decided she wanted to learn. Yesterday, she sewed a whole pillow by herself, and today she made two more, with very nice, even stitches!
This is very much like her. She shows no indication of wanting to learn things, then when she decides she wants to do something, she does it with fairly quick mastery. She seems to have a clear awareness that she has no need for things until, well, she does. She's very mature about these things, which makes her very good at pretending she's immature. No, it wasn't that she wasn't *ready* to read. She'd just decided that all those books with *words* must be incredibly boring and therefore reading was "stupid." Now she's reading hundred-page books, and I'm keeping my mouth shut.
For James Vance, and his family
4 months ago