Rousseau and Other School Lessons

Today Ivy came home from school and proudly showed me her latest art work. Fortunately for me, and my rusty art history, Ivy also identified it for me as Henri Rousseau’s The Sleeping Gypsy.

I took that as a good sign that not only has she been paying attention in art class but that it was going to be a good evening. Some days Ivy comes home bubbly and expansive with stories to share about school. But some days, tired days, we hear almost nothing.

The bubbly days are fun. We hear about the school drama, So and So “was this close to getting his B flipped!” and sometimes Ivy even shares what sort of skills they are working on in class.Ivy laughing in snow

Happily, Ivy had a great evening and shared all sorts with us about her day. In fact, for the rest of the evening she practiced another skill she learned today.

Ivy practiced while playing with Clara, reading books, eating dinner and getting ready for bed. She didn’t even need any encouragement from me to keep working at it.Ivy winter on fence

Yes, tomorrow I’m sure the friend who taught Ivy will be very impressed with just how loudly she can burp on command.

2 comments on “Rousseau and Other School Lessons

  1. ggirlsmama says:

    Love this story! Every parent can relate to the good and bad evenings after school, and being able to identify the evening from the second they get home. My funny (and slightly embarassing) burping story when I found out my Gianna can burp horribly loud on command happened to be at Jenny’s house. We were sitting at the table eating cake and Gianna put all the boys to shame at the table (she was actually the only one burping….) Embarassing, but true…..
    Now Ivy has a new talent to teach Clara 🙂

  2. Corky says:

    Ahhhhhhh…….a girl after my own heart!

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