Spanish Math and Breathing

Yesterday was the last day of school.  It was also an early dismissal day, which means that the girls were home with me for lunch.

We all made a picnic lunch together, went out into the front yard, and ate until Papi came home, then we went inside to spend some time with him.  After he went on back to work, the girls decided to keep themselves entertained… in very different ways.

Ana got her completed math workbooks out of her backpack… and began doing them a second time.  With great concentration and focus, she murmured the Spanish quietly to herself, did the problems, and asked me to check her work.

Emma, meanwhile, sat in a chair with wide eyes, never making a peep.  As I was checking Ana’s work, I looked over and said, “Em, what are you doing?”

She grinned and said, “Look what happens when I stop breathing.”  And proceeded to hold her breath for as long as she could. 

Ahh.  So that’s what she was doing.

This, friends?  Is what my summer is going to look like.  Math homework done in Spanish… and convincing my youngest to, “Breathe, Emma!  Breathe!”

In all honesty, I’m actually very glad that they’re nothing alike.  It makes life much more interesting around here.

Exciting times ahead, y’all!

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