These are the things I learned today:
-Learned to make a "pomendor" an ornament made out of a mandarin orange and lots of cloves inserted into it. Apparently, a pomendor serves as an ornament as well as a room freshener.
|Showing off her Pomendor|
-Kids laugh at the weirdest and the silliest of things. Bathroom break? You mean "break the bathroom"? ha ha ha
-Learned about the Menorah, and its significance during Hanukkah-a Jewish celebration.
-The No. 5 road that I have driven on a hundred times is designated as one of the "greatest wonders of Canada." This road has all the major religions represented through the various temples, mosques, buddhist temples and churches.
-All religions have some sort of prayer beads that they believe in. Its interesting how the different religions sort of preach the same thing. All religions try to bring people closer to God. No wonder the theme of the museum is "highway to heaven."
-A plain paper or a word puzzle can keep them entertained for quite some time.
|A gigantic Menorah|
-The library has an excellent collection of books in French for the early learners. Our local branch has ordered new French books, and I was thrilled to see them on the shelves. When I saw the collection at the main library, I was beyond thrilled. Aaliyah can read all those books and build up her French! Wishful thinking? Maybe.
-The automatic book sorting machine was amazing. Still, collecting those bins with the sorted books and getting all those thousand plus books on the shelves, everyday, all neat and tidy, is a manual and a very commendable task.