Tuesday, July 24, 2007
How was your weekend?
Some weekends leave you feeling that you have ‘achieved something’. (even if it is something as non-descript as finally organising your over stuffed wardrobe which you have been meaning to do for weeks) This week end was one such for me.
No, I did not organize my wardrobe. I belong to that category of people who firmly believe that an organized wardrobe is a sign of wasted life.(Sorry—but there is so much more to do than keeping your wardrobe pristine clean, all the time .I agree it comes as naturally as breathing to some of us. But the rest of us struggle with keeping it neat.)
Am digressing from the topic here. To come back to the point, on Saturday, I had one of my thinking workshops, which was great fun. The kids LOVED it. One of the thinking questions was “If you had a magic mirror like in the story ‘snow-white’ what questions would you ask it?” The answers given were really interesting. One 6 year old child said she would ask the mirror how many balls there are in the world. Upon which, my 9 year old promptly corrected her and said “you have to clarify what balls—cricket balls, foot balls, soccer balls. Don’t just say balls” and he gave me a knowing wink (Oh yes--he thinks he is a ‘big-boy’ now!) Another thinking question was that they had to think of all the ways, in which they would help Little Bo-beep to find her sheep. The answers were again very imaginative—ranging from organising a search party with friends to putting electronic tags on the sheep to going up in a satellite and spotting them on a radar. Children are so imaginative. Sadly, most education systems kill it.
On Sunday we went trekking with another family. Some time back I had blogged about an amazing meeting with a fellow blogger. This time it was a planned meeting and we went on a trek, along with our families. The drive was breathtakingly beautiful. Awe inspiring and picturesque. I promise to post the photos in my next post.