I was on the computer while my daughter was on the phone near me talking with her girlfriend. She touched my heart with her conversation that gushed with compassion and her lovely fiery spirit. The discussion started off with the oil spills and all the wildlife it was killing. She gets very emotional when children or animals are involved and these matters bother her in great detail. She talked about all the variety of sea and ocean life these oil spills harm and how many of them die because of our carelessness.
Then she went on about a discussion from the survival shows she sees where they trap or hunt and kill animals for food. She talked about how she realizes that in a survival situation this indeed may need to be done. She talked about how if she was in a survival situation however that she would kill the animal for food but she would say a prayer over it first and then she would respectfully bury the bones of the animal she need to take the life of.
The discussion then turned to how she wants to travel the world helping endangered animals. These topics went on for an hour’s time and her passion for these matters was clearly visible. I love her compassion for nature and is a very driven force within her, motivating her to learn as much as she can about nature and the wilderness around her.
My son has helped his sister on the computer; it is funny because if it has to do with spelling she will ask one of us adults. However if she needs help with anything else, she will call her brother knowing he is a little more tech savvy and game knowledgeable than anyone else here. So depending on what she needs help with, she certainly knows who to call for help.
We have also played Uno and Risk; these two games seem to be the trend of late which is how the board games get played here, in large blocks. Our daughter loves to play this game but usually it is a game that lasts way longer than her interest in playing. Our solution to this is that I will step in and take over her game; she is free to jump back in later if she likes. Usually we do not do this however Risk is just one of those games that can last for hours and she just does not have the patience to sit there for that long of a time period. Our son could play Risk for a week straight I think if the game actually ever lasted that long!