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Wednesday, October 24, 2018

Zumba & Yoga, Time Spent with my Granddaughter

Aloha Everyone,

The two of us had an absolutely delightful time in La Jolla. I joined my daughter-in-law to two yoga practices plus a Zumba class at the YMCA where she is a member.

My granddaughter and I went birding, read a chapter of Jules Verne’s classic novel, Twenty Thousand Leagues Under the Sea. This is the book she is reading as her English class assignment.  When I read the novel in school, I had a hard bound book. My granddaughter switched on her iPad, picked up where she had left off previously. She highlighted the sections where she would like to review with different colors in order of priorities. She also looked up new vocabulary words and placed electronic sticky notes. My granddaughter accomplished all these without giving much thought. I was impressed.

I also went to her flute rehearsal with a professional pianist and on a different day, watched her Tang Soo Do belt testing.

The last night of our visit, we watched the Fantasy/Adventure film, Fantastic Beasts and Where To Find Them based on the screen play by multi-talented J. K. Rowling.

Our granddaughter is persuasive. With her super busy schedule, she managed to get permission from her parents to challenge me in pillow fights. The latter is an ongoing activity which began when she was in pre-school. About 2 years ago, I started to use our pillow fighting sessions to teach her Japanese vocabulary such as parts of the body, left-right, up-down, front-back and “I’m sorry.  Are you alright?” 

“Grandchildren restore our zest for life, and our faith in humanity.” - Unknown

Aloha -- Cathi